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WIAW–Eating All Day Long

by Courtney on February 15, 2012

Okay, I think I’m officially on board the WIAW bandwagon! I really enjoyed participating last week and seeing so many other WIAW’s, so I just had to do it again. This month, the focus of WIAW is actually on adding more veggies and/or fruits to your daily meals…

Let’s see how I did, shall we?

Breakfast – 8:45am

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Yup, you guys already saw this one. But it was honestly so good that I may end up repeating it for dinner tonight. Just sayin’.

Mid-Morning Snack – 11:00am

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Two Wasa crackers spread with a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese and topped with strawberry slices. The sweet + savory combo with these was awesome. Seriously, try it out.

Lunch – 1:00pm

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Surprise, surprise…another lunch time salad. What can I say? I’m sort of hooked.

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Yesterday’s salad was full of mixed lettuces, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, leftover green beans and grilled chicken from Monday. All topped with my favorite dressing…again. Oh yes, it was deeeeeLISH.

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Mid-Afternoon Snack – 2:45pm

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I had to be to work at 3:00 yesterday, so I wanted to be sure to squeeze in my afternoon snack before I left. Two pumpkin protein bars spread with peanut butter was the name of the game.

I also made sure to put together the ingredients for another work protein smoothie to bring with me.

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2 scoops vanilla SunWarrior, 2 tsp chia seeds, half a banana, 6 strawberries

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5:30pm – Snack #1

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The strawberry-banana smoothie was later executed and enjoyed at work.

Snack #2 – 6:30pm

As good as my smoothie was, I was still missing out on that chew factor. Luckily, I had a pineapple SOYJOY bar in my bag that I was able to eat quickly before my next client. That photo is actually recycled from this summer, but you get the idea.

Snack #3 – 8:45pm

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Seeing as though it was Valentine’s Day and all, and I even passed up on chocolate chip cookie cake AND chocolates at work (yes, I deserve a medal), I got home still craving a little of the chocolate stuff. To fulfill that craving, I added a dark chocolate Adora disk to my apple + PB plate.

I also decided to jazz up last night’s serving of Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter by adding in a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips and Love Grown Foods granola.

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It was the perfect little amount of sweet…not to mention, HOLY COW was it awesome.

As you can see, Tuesday nights are still a little odd on the “dinner” front, but I’m cool with it. I was basically eating all evening long, which I certainly have no problem with. Meals may not always be able to be conventional, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t make healthy snack choices!

Questions for the Morning:

Which meal of the day would you say is the most predictable?

Which meal is usually more of a surprise?

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1 Khushboo Thadani February 15, 2012 at 8:06 am

Wow all your eats look so yum- especially that peanut butter dip! Thanks for your comment on my blog :)! I’m not sure whether you saw my reply but I know you would definitely love Body For Life. The workouts are efficient, take less than an hour and it’s a good mix of weight training and HIIT workouts! You definitely get a bang for the time you put in, and the eating portion of it is more or less similar to what you are doing now with Jim’s program!
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2 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 15, 2012 at 8:10 am

The peanut butter with chocolate chips and granola sounds fantastic! Definitely going to try that. :)

The meal that is most predictable is breakfast. The least predictable is dinner.
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3 Krista @ Healthy Berg February 15, 2012 at 8:13 am

Hey Courtney -

I’m a long-time follower but minimalist commenter :) I’m trying to change that! haha. Anyways, the most predicatable meal of my day is definitely lunch. I pack the same thing every day and never get sick of it!

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4 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

Breakfast is definitely the most predictabe meal for me. This is mostly because I eat breakfast at home 99% of the time and I control my own schedule in the mornings. Lunch and dinner are much more of a toss up!

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5 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

My breakfasts & lunches are usually pretty predictable. Overnight oats or an English muffin with a banana for breakfast; a quick sandwich or leftovers for lunch! I try to be good at switching up my dinners though.
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6 Blog is the New Black February 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

Totally wish I had access to a blender at work for smoothies! My breakfasts during the week are so predictable- plain oats, english muff with pb, or protein shakes!
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7 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles February 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

After a day at school around sweets at the party, I was on a complete sugar high and I didn’t even eat that much sugar! WOWZA! ….. Your WIAW is a great one! It all looks delicious! Happy Wednesday!
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8 Kristin @ FoodFash February 15, 2012 at 8:58 am

Breakfast is definitely the most predictable meal of my day. If I’m in a rush, it’s Greek yogurt with berries. If I have time, it’s some sort of egg with veggies. I’m totally ok with the predictability of my breakfasts though!
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9 Courtney February 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

It all looks so good!! I’m moving this weekend and will hit up the grocery store Monday for a huge order to stock the new house with healthy eats… I think I’ll have to revisit these posts for ideas for the grocery list!

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10 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

My breakfast is always the same–either an egg and jam sandwich or oatmeal. I never vary it, but it’s my favorite meal of the day :D
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11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

I feel like I can always count on breakfast as being my most “predictable” meal. from there on out it’s much more catered to whatever I’m craving.
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12 steph@stephsbitebybite February 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

I love the idea of Wasa crackers for a snack. It almost looks like a strawberry shortcake!

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13 Shana February 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

Lunch is almost always soup or a salad and I snack on plenty of fruit throughout the day. I would say I tend to mix it up on the weekends since I have more time to cook and usually crave something different than my typical meal choices.
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14 Faith @ For the Health of It February 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

For me, my lunch is most unpredictable. Sometimes I pack it ahead of time and it’s perfectly balanced, but other times I throw something together in the AM and it’s not so well-thought-out, or I pack it and forget to bring it/just skip packing altogether and have to scrounge up something at a restaurant. Breakfasts are usually the most stable, and dinners are kinda squeezed in however I can in regards to the rest of my evening plans!

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15 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 15, 2012 at 9:16 am

i love eating little snacks throughout the day to feel like i’m eating all day long! it’s glorious considering i love eating. hehe. love your meal choices! you certainly did better than me with resisting the valentine’s day goodies! ;)
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16 Carissa February 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

I love seeing all the eats in one place! Makes me so happy I’m not the only one to snack all day!

I need to make that PB2 apple spread…tonight I think!
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17 Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

I may or may not eat the same dang thing for brekkie every morning, and always have a bit of uncle sam’s before bed.
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18 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! February 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

Breakfast is very predictable for me because I usually have one of 3 things during the week – Im a routine type girl.
Lunch is typically a surprise because I never plan it ahead of time and sometimes even pick something up from a restaurant for lunch randomly depending on what Im in the mood for! :)
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19 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes February 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

You sure do love those protein bars :) I’d say that breakfast is pretty predictable but I have a few rotating options and dinner tends to be more of a surprise because sometimes what I planned doesn’t sound good at the end of the day.
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20 Carolyn February 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

My most predictable meals are really anything before dinner. I have to pack snacks to take to work and tend to pack the same thing everyday. I might make a minor modification from week to week but typically it is about the same. It is just easier that way!
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21 Stephanie @ StephSnacks February 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’d have to say breakfast. Generally speaking, I always have non-fat plain greek yogurt with more or less the same mix-ins.
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22 chelcie @ chelcie's food files February 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

that pb combination sounds amazing!! I normally only use my PB2 stirred into yogurt or in smoothies but I need to try actually using it as peanut butter! YUM
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23 Jessica @ earlyamrunner.com February 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

I lunch is the most predictable for me. Salad or sandwich. I’m boring.

Btw that omelet and that salad both look amazing!!!

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24 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

Oh yum! Everything looks great!!! I need to eat what your eating!!
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25 Corinne February 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

That last snak looks to die for! Where’d u get honey cinnamon PB?? Iraqi breakfast is by far my favorite meal and most predictable: oats or Greek yogurt!
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26 Courtney February 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I make it myself with PB2! Here’s the recipe: http://www.sweettoothsweetlife.com/2012/01/31/the-big-birthday-dinner/

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27 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter February 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

Yum! Your eats looked amazing! :) Breakfast is probably the most predictable for me. I am a creature of habit. :)
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28 Carrie Purchase February 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

Breakfast by far is very predictable for me- Its usually protein pancakes of some sort either topped with PB or Berries. As Im typing this however, I realized I strayed away from the usual breakfast this morning with eggs and ezekial toast- I forgot how much I love drippy eggs :)
Lunch is probably the most different for me- sometimes I will premake a smoothie and keep in the fridge at work or leftovers or whatever I can come up with that morning!

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29 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

My breakfast is ridiculously predictable! I almost always have a cup of Chobani with some sort of fix-in! I’m actually doing a Chobani giveaway today! I’d say my dinner is usually more of a surprise.
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30 jasper naomi @ crunchylittlebites February 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

soooooooo Is this what you ate Wednesday or is this what you ate Tuesday? :D – jasper
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31 Courtney February 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Haha…it’s what I ate Tuesday :)

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32 jasper naomi @ crunchylittlebites February 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

well it might look a little bit of what you will eat today :D nonetheless, it’s probably funnier that I stalk you enough to ask weird questions like that! :D
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33 Carrie Purchase February 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I was about to ask the same thing! Im thinkging about addind WIAW into my blog, but was thinking of doing a Wednesday night post so its actually WIAW! :)
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34 Courtney February 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Some people post what they ate the previous Wednesday, some post the day before. It’s really up to you – whatever is easiest! :)

35 Debbie (Accidently Delish) February 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

that omelet always makes me so jealous i LOVE salsa on eggs. and pineapple salsa is amazing. i haven’t had time to make egg sandwiches lately because of my new school schedule. boo!

also i love cheese and strawberries. and the laughing cow plain swiss is awesome with it!

good eats <3
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36 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I’m predictable on all eats besides lunch and dinner. I always have the same breakfasts and snacks! (plus the typical rotation of menu items for lunch/dinner)
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37 Courtney February 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I can always count on seeing oatmeal and nuts + fruit in your WIAW’s! :)

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38 Erin February 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Have you ever tried adding guar gum or xanthan gum to your smoothies? It makes them super thick so you need a spoon to eat it! It’s just like ice cream.

Breakfast is the same for me during the week- cottage cheese, toast, greek yogurt. But I like to change up lunch to make it more exciting at work!

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39 Shannon February 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

1. Breakfast is my most predictable meal each day. Every morning, I have the same exact thing until I get sick of it and switch it up. My current breakfast is 4 Eggo mini waffles, and on Wednesdays since I have a later lunch, I have a Entennman’s raspberry danish on the side. Unfortunately, they are $7 regular price (?!?) so next time they’re on sale, I’ll buy more.
2. Dinner; I never know what’s for dinner until I come home. I’m in school all day and can’t wait to see what we are eating. It’s always a surprise for me!
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