Running is ruining my life because...

My favorite jeans don't fit me anymore! Now I have to buy a smaller size.  Darn it!!


Road ID Bracelet

Better safe than sorry! I ordered a Road ID to wear when I go out for a long run (or bike, or swim for that matter).  I think I may even order one for my kids for field trips and what not.  Road ID was kind enough to give me a $1.00 off coupon code to share with you all.

Just to the Road ID website, choose your bracelet style, and customize it.  When you check out enter this code for your $1.00 off... ThanksJennifer8177806 

Hurry though, this code can only be used 20 times in the next 30 days.


Two Recipes, One Vegetable :: Sweet Potatoes

I think sweet potatoes are very underused.  They normally only make an appearance in my house on Thanksgiving.  But, I think they are so delicious and a nice alternative to regular potatoes.  With only a few more calories than a potato, sweet potatoes have almost twice the filling fiber and more beta-carotene.

The first recipe actually came home from school with my oldest son.  He (my pickiest eater) made them in class and loved them.  How could I not make something with vegetables in it that my kids would actually like?


1 cup cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grease muffin pan (or arrange paper muffin cups in pan).
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
3. Pour the batter into the muffin tins until 2/3 full and back for 20 - 25 minutes.  Makes 24 muffins.

So yummy with a little butter and some brown sugar.

Look at that color!
The next recipe is a little easier, and sorry, I don't have a photo because we gobbled them down before I had the chance to snap!


2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, spray the bottom of a baking pan with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
2. Cut the potatoes into french fry sized pieces.
3. Toss the fries in a mixing bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
4. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Makes 6 servings.

Try 'em, even your kids might like 'em! :)