I Told You

I told you all I was going to eat a salad the size of my head tonight, didn’t I?


Tonight I got to meet up with my college gals for dinner at Salad Creations. Part of the reason we went here was for location, part was for how good their salads were, and part was because it is in such close proximity to our second stop of the evening. But we’ll get to that in a minute…first, just take a look at this thing.


One of the reasons I love Salad Creations is because you can create your own salad with an unlimited amount of vegetables. You know me…I love a loaded salad!


I think I must have gone down the line and chosen almost one of everything, so I’ll try my best to remember what we’ve got in here…

  • spring mix
  • artichoke hearts
  • beets
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • chickpeas
  • dried cranberries
  • goat cheese
  • green peas
  • hard-boiled egg
  • hearts of palm (<—new to me, but I love them! Very similar to artichokes…)
  • red onion
  • roasted red peppers
  • sliced almonds
  • tomatoes
  • balsamic vinaigrette, dressing on the side


Go big or go home, right?!? Winking smile

Had we not had dessert on the menu for tonight, I easily would have polished this whole thing off and been sporting a major food baby. However, we had important things on the agenda, so I ate about half and wrapped the rest. Lunch tomorrow, baby!


Now don’t get me wrong, my salad was incredible. But I was a little antsy to head to our next destination…


Out of the five of us, I’m the only one who had been to 16 Handles, and I think I was still probably more excited than all of them to be there.

I think I may have a problem. Do they have AA for fro yo addicts?

Ahh, scratch that…I’m not ready to admit it yet…the season is still young.


Doesn’t this look like I could have fed all five of us? I’m not denying the fact that I am an animal when it comes to fro yo. But I will say defend myself in saying that my dish got melty rather fast, making everything move around and look massive.

Oh geez…now I’m making excuses…


My massive dish was a mix of birthday cake and cookies & cream fro yo, topped with caramel, cookie dough, milk chocolate crunch (ohmagaw…) cake crumbs, a few Heath bars, and some sort of vanilla covered graham crackers.

And I am not ashamed of the fact that I ate every last bite while chatting away with my favorite girlies.


I already love them for so many reasons, but even more so now for the fact that they take pictures with me when I ask a complete stranger to snap one, even when I know they really don’t want to.

Thanks girls, you’re the best. It’s nights like these that remind me to reflect and realize just how lucky I am to have such amazing people in my life. I’m a lucky gal. Smile


Well, hubby just walked in the door and I haven’t seen him all day, so it’s time go catch up! Hope ya’ll had a great day!

Question for the Evening:

Who are the amazing people in YOUR life that deserve a shout out?


  1. says

    Is it weird to be jealous of your leftovers? That salad looks awesome! I love hearts of palm, too. They’re actually kind of pricey for a canned veg, but I splurge on them from time to time.

    My friends who allow me to photograph my food and theirs every time we are out deserve a serious shout out. And my coworkers, who have been so sweet to me after my car accident. They deserve some serious love!
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  2. says

    Your fro yo looks to die for!!! By the way, Ms. Courtney, how do you make your iced coffee? I have been making one to many trips to McDonalds for them, I am addicted!!! lol
    Gege recently posted..Im still alive!

    • Courtney says

      Actually, I just brew it like I normally would hot coffee but I make a big batch of it at night and pop it in the fridge for a couple days! I used to double brew then pour over ice, but this is just easier for me. :)

  3. says

    You Handled it so well!! Cake batter, cookies n cream, and peanut butter are phenom at 16 Handles.
    Right now I need to shout out my p’rents. My mom drove 2 hours from Philly to NYC to pick me up yesterday after 7 days of 12 hour (overnight) work shifts. Shout out to my dad for playing tennis with me today :)
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  4. says

    Extremely jealous of your froyo. I love froyo and where I live (basically in the woods) there are not ANY froyo places so I do not get to enjoy it often, but the cookie dough looked delicious in it…I am a sucker for cookie dough!!
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  5. says

    Haha I definitely go crazy around salad bar-type places. I really should order an everything salad to make the cashier’s life easier…

    Hey! I just went to 16 Handles in NYC the other day! I love how creamy and smooth their fro yo is :)
    Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet recently posted..Drink the Day Away

  6. says

    U know your a healthy living blogger when salad bars get you excited! I love when there are so many options! I keep hearing great things about 16 handles, any place that has birthday cake fro yo and cookie dough toppings is defo a winner in my books…aaand likely to make me bankrupt!
    Khushboo recently posted..23 years wiser

  7. briana says

    had cake batter fro yo tonight and wanted to get a small but it didn’t happen I piled it on! It’s so addicting

  8. says

    hahaha I was JUST at 16 handles. I literally picked the gym I wanted to go to (my gym is all over the city) based on its proximity to 16 handles. Even though it was 10:00, the place was BUMPIN. In fact, it was so crowded my mother ( who i was on the phone with) asked me if I was at a bar :-) I could eat 16 handles for every meal and never get tired of it. I’d go for 3 meals a day but I think I’d be embarrassed going three times in one day…
    Jamie aka “Sometimes Healthy Living Girl” recently posted..How to Make Your Coworkers L-O-V-E You

  9. says

    I’ve never been to salad creations! I know, I know, I MUST GO! :) Sadly I’m going to have to avoid salads (and other veggies) these next couple of weeks while I’m in Europe traveling for three weeks! I don’t want to catch the E Coli virus that’s going around, yiiiiiiikes! :)
    sara @ the foodie diaries recently posted..To Pack or Not to Pack…

    • Courtney says

      Snickerdoodle?!?! Ohhhhhh myyyyyy….now I need to come down there for that AND the cupcake trucks you speak of 😉

  10. says

    There are lots of people in my life who deserve a shout out! They all are okay with being put on my blog and letting me take pictures of their food…they’re all amazing!
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  11. Liza says

    Birthday cake and cookies and cream are two of my fave flavors at 16 Handles! I get those flavors every time, along wtih Red Velvet and Peanut Butter Confection!!! I was VERY suprised that you didn’t get the PB flavor 😉

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