Welcome Back + Special One Day Giveaway!

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Welcome back, everyone!

What was the highlight of your long weekend?It seemed, thankfully, to last foreeeeever, and I am actually feeling ready to head back to work! :D

After several days of indulging, I always welcome getting back into a routine. Eating at set times throughout the day, always knowing there’s healthy options available, and of course, making time for exercise! That started early today with a fabulous morning Mom walk, and Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats!

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In the mix:

  • 1 banana, smashed
  • 1/3 cup dry old fashioned oats
  • 1 Fat-Free Raspberry Cheesecake AE yogurt
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Sliced almonds

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Made the same way per usual. Gotta love a cool, creamy breakfast, that’s ready for you when you walk out the door. :)

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For lunch, I’m taking my leftover salad from Upstream Brewery. Who knew so many of you had eaten there before!?

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Chewy prosciutto, tangy artichokes and fresh veggies. Oooo, I should have added some of my fresh goat cheese on there! Oh well, that just means there’s more for later. ;)

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This was definitely a two-meal salad if I ever saw one. :)

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My Mom is still in “3 children” mode whenever she cooks, so there’s always a TON of leftovers to take home when we eat at my parent’s place. Luckily, that means fresh fruit salad for me!

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If only I’d taken some of that dirt cake too… ;)

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Nerd alert: I brought American Wife with me today to read during lunch time. I’m already getting sad as I’m starting the second half of the book. I HATE finishing good novels. It makes me depressed for a couple days – I get so wrapped up in the characters and their stories, I never want to say goodbye – know what I mean?!

Giveaway

Perhaps you’ve heard the news? Subway now makes breakfast sandwiches!

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Available in several different varieties like:

  • Egg & Cheese
  • Steak, Egg & Cheese
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese
  • Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese
  • Western Egg & Cheese

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Each sandwich is made to your order and is completely customizable.

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Choose between regular egg or egg whites, Subway bread, flat bread or English muffin and add top it all off with Subway’s signature toppings. All for around $2! Nice!

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Subway has is offering four, $5 gift cards so you can try a breakfast sandwich, or any of their other sandwiches, yourself! Enter to win a gift card by 5:00pm central TONIGHT by doing one or all of the following:

1. Leave a comment telling me your must have toppings on your Subway sandwich (mine are pickles, banana peppers and vinegar!!)

2. Post about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook, and leave another comment here.

3. Tweet “@IowaGirlEats and @subwayfreshbuzz are giving away $5 giftcards! http://tinyurl.com/24lytm9 and leave another comment here.

Good luck, y’all – eat fresh!


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