WIAW: Sloppy Joe’s and Black Bean Brownies

Happy Hump Day Folks! This week has actually gone by pretty fast for me. Monday I had a good amount of work to keep me busy and then we went to my parents for dinner and to watch the Lightning lose the Stanley Cup 🙁 Tuesday I had several meetings- two with free food! And today’s half way through the week. Nice. Let’s party on with Jenn and celebrate all the food.

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BREAKFAST: I’ve been enjoying Trader Joe’s Pretzel Bagels for breakfast at work. I bring a little container of half cream cheese for the bottom and half butter for the top. I think I like the butter better, but I still like both 🙂 Indecisive much?!

Trader Joe's Pretzel Bagel

And my new favorite… the yogurt parfait: 2% Fage Greek Yogurt, halved blueberries, chopped strawberries, puffed wheat and almond slivers.

Yogurt Parfait

MORNING SNACK: As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.


LUNCH: Work salad bar for the win! There’s a little bit of everything in there- mixed greens, beets, chicken, mushrooms, banana peppers, carrots, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, olives, egg and a balsamic dressing. 

Work SaladAlong with my salad, I brought some roasted butternut squash and sweet potato.

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato

And a black bean brownie from Queen Bee Fresh, an all organic, healthy catering company. (Actually, I went back for another because it was so yummy but so small 😉 )

Queen Bee Fresh Black Bean Brownie

AFTERNOON SNACK: I found my second favorite LarabarCoconut Cream Pie. Cherry Pie is my fave, but this comes close!

Coconut Cream Pie Larabar

Washed down with a Zephyrhills Watermelon Lime Sparkling Water.

Zephyrhills Watermelon Sparkling Water

DINNER: I’m a big fan of sloppy joes, but they can be rather unhealthy, so I made my own “sloppy” mix, used extra lean ground beef and put it over a baked potato instead of a bun. It. Was. Delicious! A major win in my book. Steamed asparagus on the side.

Homemade Sloppy Joes

DESSERT: A handful of homemade trail mix with mixed nuts, M&M’s and white chocolate chips. It’s a reverse nut butter and icing shot, haha!

Homemade Trail Mix

Have you ever tried a black bean brownie? Thoughts?

This article has 10 comments

  1. Yes! I have a friend that makes great black bean brownies! However, I’ve never seen them in the store. how delicious! And what a great idea to put your sloppy joe on top of the potato. I love anything with a baked potato!

  2. My mom has made some black bean brownies before. And let’s be real… I love them. But nothing will beat the real deal. : )

  3. I happen to like black bean brownies very much! I’ve made some myself and they are not only EASY, but so creamy and add that nice little protein boost!

    • Is the black bean recipe on your blog? And sorry… to me they are novelty items and I won’t purchase the “bad ones” again for a while. Unless I was running, then I wouldn’t care, haha.

    • Me, too! They can be horrible for you if you use the canned sauce and then put them on a huge bun. I figured, this way they are a bit healthier and just as tasty!

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