Sausage, Egg and Potato Casserole

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As I was making dinner last night, I saw a bunch of leftovers in the fridge and I was trying to think of a way to use them up. Breakfast casserole. I sliced up the leftover potatoes, sausage, whisked together some eggs and egg whites and baked for about an hour.

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Sausage, Egg and Potato Casserole

*6 Eggs + 1/4 cup egg whites

* Sliced sausage (I used 6 links of turkey sausage)

* Sliced potatoes (I used 6 small potatoes)

Whisk eggs and egg whites together and season to taste. Then mix in sausage and potatoes.

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes (or until the top is golden brown and mixture is cooked through.)

Food and Exercise Journal

This is something new I want to try here. At the end of each day’s post, I will show the workouts that I did and food I managed to get a picture of. I’m putting it at the end of the post so anyone who is here for the recipe or topic of the day can just scroll on by if they aren’t interested.

Food

My days begin at 4am. It’s the only time of day I can guarantee I will get in a workout and there is no one else awake who needs anything. First things first, Spark.

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Breakfast was the above mentioned casserole and blueberries.

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And that’s all I managed to get a picture of today. Lunch was just leftovers and dinner was pulled pork and a mix of mashed cauliflower and potatoes with green beans.

Exercise

Abs and Push Circuit 1.

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Later in the morning we both needed to get out of the house, so we went for a quick walk. It was only 30 degrees, so my goal was to make it at least 1 mile.

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Instant Pot Sesame Curry Pork Tenderloin

We are supposed to be getting an ice storm tonight. It’s Spring, somewhere right?

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Before that happened, I wanted to get as much laundry done and the house cleaned from top to bottom- don’t ask why, it’s just how my brain works. And after that happened, we knew we would be stuck in the house through the evening and possibly tomorrow morning, so we grabbed a few things and went to the church for a couple of hours. The kiddos and husband played basketball, some stretching and running laps and I got my sweat on.

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While we were gone, I had a pork tenderloin thawing out and it was just about done when we got home. I had an idea for a recipe, but wasn’t sure how it turned out. Thankfully I took pictures along the way, because this was a winner!!

IPSesameCurryPork

I like my meat on the done side, not too juicy or I won’t eat it. So if you prefer your meat a little less “done,” I would cut the cooking time down. This was perfect for us!

*1 cup Sesame Sauce

*Curry powder (to taste)

*1 cup water

*Add water to the bottom of your instant pot, place meat in the water, season with curry powder and then cover with the sauce.

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Turn to manual, cook for 90 minutes and then do a quick release. This just fell apart, it was SO good!!! All of the kiddos loved it and requested seconds #success

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Now I’m sipping on this Post workout drink- you can drink it within an hour of finishing or before bed. Since I like having a little sweet treat at night, this is my favorite! And waking up not super sore is a win too!

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So now we wait. I am really hoping that we get more rain vs. ice tonight, but only time will tell. Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

Baked Strawberry Oatmeal

I started off this morning with an hour of kickboxing blasts followed by leg work. I was a puddle of sweat by the end, but it was well worth it.

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Also worth noting, I got to sleep in this morning and did this workout while everyone was awake – I think this could become a regular thing. No more getting up at 4am or giving up blogging / mom time while Emma is napping and everyone else is at school.

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And then I made this breakfast that has been on repeat all week.

Baked Strawberry Oatmeal

So good, and it’s quick and easy to make too! All you need is 1/2 cup of oats and 1 cup of pureed fresh strawberries.

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Mix together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes and then top with whatever you desire. I kept mine simple and added a couple of teaspoons of coconut butter. It doesn’t need any sugar or sweetener because of the strawberries.

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Totally filling too- it was hours before I was hungry again.