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WIAW: How To Make a Restaurant-Style Omelet

by Courtney on February 29, 2012

It’s already Wednesday again, so you know what that means…it’s time for another round of What I Ate Wednesday!

Everything from this post is actually what I ate yesterday so I suppose, technically, it’s What I Ate “Tuesday,” but you get the drift. Let’s get to it!

Breakfast – 8:45am

Three-egg white veggie omelet with turkey bacon and coffee.

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And I can’t even begin to tell you how flippin’ excited I was over this omelet.

I guess you could say that I was inspired by the omelets I got in Mexico, because I decided to attempt to recreate the way that they made them on my own. Rather than using my mini round skillet and a spatula like usual, I used my griddle pan and my icing spreader tool.

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I simply sprayed the griddle, poured the egg whites onto the hot pan, pushed the side together to form a rectangle, filled it with my pre-sautéed veggies, and folded it all up, length-wise, with the icing spatula. Turns out that tool is good for more than just frosting. Winking smile

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So not only was this omelet awesome for how it was made, but holy cow was it tasty! I filled it up with some sautéed broccoli, onions, diced tomatoes, and some of the sweet potatoes from my roasted veggies.

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FYI: Sweet potatoes in an omelet is pretty darn fantastic.

Mid-Morning Snack – 11:00am

A pear sprinkled with cinnamon and a Babybel Light cheese wheel.

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The cheese was meh…the pear was ripe and super delish.

Lunch – 12:45pm

A whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter, banana slices, and chia seeds + a vanilla Chobani topped with strawberries and Love Grown Foods granola.

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Basically, by the time lunch rolled around, I was craving peanut butter in a bad way. I was also craving something sweet. So I made it happen.

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These strawberries was so sweet and full of flavor…definitely like finishing lunch with “dessert.”

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Mid-Afternoon Snack – 4:00pm

A grande skinny caramel macchiato from Starbucks.

I had a gift card. I had a break at work. Oh, and I had a craving for caramel. ‘Nuff said.

Dinner – 7:00pm

A random mix of leftover spaghetti squash, roasted veggies, 2 slices of low-sodium deli turkey, a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese, and a drizzle of Italian dressing.

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Luckily, I had a quick break at work where I was able to heat this up and scarf it down quick before my last group session of the night. Once everything was mixed all together, it was actually pretty awesome, albeit a bit on the lighter side.

*By the way, I got some pretty awesome feedback from two clients in my last session last night. They told me that they come to me to get their “ass-kicking workout” of the week. WOOP! Smile

Late Night Snack – 9:00pm

A corn VitaTop topped with peanut butter and Peanut Butter Cheerios.

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Plus an extra handful of Peanut Butter Cheerios.

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Plus way too many of these…

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Ughh. I knew I should have left them on the shelf while shopping the other day. Jelly beans are one of my favorite holiday candies and I have a hard time with portion control. A very hard time. Oy vey.

Question for the Morning:

What are your favorite holiday candies?

I love jelly beans, Reese’s Eggs, and any holiday-themed pretzel m&m’s. Jay is a huge fan of Cadbury Eggs but they actually make me want to vom.

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1 chelcie @ chelcie's food files February 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

i just bought a box of pb cheerios at the store I can’t wait to try them!!
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2 Lee @ fit foodie finds February 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

We’d be great roommates. We have almost exactly the same diet :) #nom
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3 Khushboo Thadani February 29, 2012 at 8:06 am

Wow congrats on the compliments from your clients- I don’t want to meet you in a dark alleyway :)! You do me proud: Peanut butter Cheerios on top of a peanut butter Vitatop …if only the Vitatop was peanut butter-flavored!
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4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance February 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

Cadbury eggs are my fave – Jay is right :) I also love caramel eggs (not the cream!)
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5 Moe February 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

I love those “robin’s egg” malted balls that are around at Easter! Also, this past Christmas I bought a bag of candy cane tootsie roll pops and they were awesome – I wish I bought several bags!!

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6 Melissa February 29, 2012 at 8:13 am

Ugh, I love those Cadbury eggs and even I think their kind of gross! Last year, I made Easter candy hangover smores: a peep and cadbury egg on graham crackers. I can’t believe I actually ate that, but it was kind of awesome.
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7 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile February 29, 2012 at 8:17 am

Doesn’t starbucks taste so much better when it’s free?! haha Anything chocolate is my favorite candy!
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8 Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection February 29, 2012 at 8:21 am

I definitely lose control around peanut m’n’ms…those things are SO addicting!!
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9 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

I like the omelet-making idea; I was actually planning on making an omelet for dinner tonight!

I looove Reese’s eggs!
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10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

I love the Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Cadbury cream eggs and those robin egg things that when you bite into it, it’s chocolate. I think those are Cabury too! Haha. Easter candy is great despite the fact that I don’t celebrate it! ;)
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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles February 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

What an interesting way to make an omlet! I never would have though to make one that way- you’re right it looks DELICIOUS!!!!
I can’t control myself on a lot of things- they are better left alone and in a very high shelf! There is at least one thing each holiday season that I am in love with!

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12 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

Your omelet looks awesome! I need a griddle and an icing knife lol! My husband loves Cadbury Cream Eggs too, but my favorite treat is a solid chocolate bunny from a local chocolate store called Esther Price. It is amazing chocolate and reminds me of my childhood every time I take a bite!
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13 Kristin February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

Definitely Reese’s Easter eggs, yummmm! I have a question for you, WHERE are you finding the cara cara oranges??? Every time you mention them I have the urge to try one, but cannot find them at PC anywhere! They’re even in the flier but do not see them in the store, are they in a bag or sold as singles or what??

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14 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I got mine from the PC in Latham, across from Latham Farms!

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15 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

I’ve always been (and always will be) more of a chocolate freak instead of a sugary dessert/treat person. I do love those caramel cadbury eggs… oh my gosh.
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16 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

I have a weakness for starburst jellybeans, that my mom bought as decoration for a center piece and I can’t stop eating them! At Christmas time my weakness is chocolate oranges, we always get them in our stockings. And I couldnt agree more about the cadburry eggs, my mom and brother love them and I think they are so gross!

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17 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

yum! lots of great looking eats!

i can pass by the sugary candies, but the chocolate?!?! THAT is what gets me in trouble! ;) reese’s eggs and cadbury eggs are my biggest weaknesses. my husband brought home a 6 pack of reese’s eggs the other night, and they pretty much were history within a day between the two of us. oops!
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18 Meghan February 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

The Dove milk chocolate hearts at Valentine’s day… and the original candy hearts that no one else seems to like (but only the white and orange ones!)… and then there’s the starburst jelly beans that I don’t even allow myself to know where they are in the pantry! Yes, I have my boyfriend hide them from me! Otherwise I would eat the entire bag in one night :/

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19 Faith @ For the Health of It February 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

I’m really not a fan of seasonal candies, but I sure do love the cookies that come out for girl scout season :D

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20 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Oh gosh…I’m trying REAL HARD to stay away from those darn Samoas!!

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21 Jackie February 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

Me and Jelly Beans (and Mini-Eggs) have a love hate relationship. I try to stay out of CVS during the easter candy season! bahahaha

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22 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

That omelet looks fantastic!! I am awful at making omelets. How do you get the center to not be runny?
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23 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

When I made them on the bigger pan like that, they spread out much thinner so it cooks super quick…hence, no runny center! :)

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24 Steph @ StephSnacks February 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

Mmmm all of your eats look delish! I need to get my hands on those PB cheerios.. my fave holiday candies are holiday themed M&M’s, candy corn, and basically any Christmas candy.
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25 Mallory @ Have your cake February 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

haha, i only like the cadbury eggs with the chocolate fudge/ganache in the middle – the original ones make me wanna vom too!

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26 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! February 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Im just not a big candy eater in general, plain chocolate usually (like dove! yummm!)
and now you make me want a babybell :)
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27 Kristin @ FoodFash February 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

I think I’m the weird kid that likes black jelly beans and malted milk eggs…
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28 Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

Do you watch “Biggest Loser?” They had a cheesy product-placement moment when they talked about the Peanut Butter Cheerios last night. I hated the cheesy-ness of it, but it made me think of you and those cookies you made! ;)
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29 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I do try to catch it here and there, but I missed the cheesy Cheerios bit last night, haha. As a side note, I love that you thought of me when you saw it :-D

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30 Calee February 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

My favorite holiday candy of ALL time is Cadbury’s mini eggs (milk chocolate — one of a very few things I love in milk vs. dark). I saw that they have a Christmas ball version now too … :)
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31 Ashlee February 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

I LOVE Jelly Beans! I bought some regualr ones last week adn I just found the Starburst Jellybeans last night. I could not resist. I also like the Caramel Cadberry eggs, but not the other ones.

Congrats on your progress at work, I bet that felt great to have comments from clients :)
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32 Billiejean February 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

Your lunch looks so yummy! And I have to try the vita top with nut butter, the corn is my favorite! As for the candy, I don’t eat it… call me strange but I just don’t care for it. It seems to make me more ill that satisfied…

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33 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The corn ones are my favorite, too!

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34 Corinne February 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

Your eats always look so yummy- ur lucky u have time to make such awesome breakfasts! I’m usually eating a Chobani at my desk lol
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35 Carolyn February 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

I think I have favorite candies for each holiday, unfortunately. For Easter – I am with you… Jelly Beans. I am trying not to buy them given we are still pretty far away but just seeing them on the shelves at the grocery store is tempting!
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36 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life February 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

I have to use that omelette trick. My boyfriend loves those kinds of omelette and I never knew how to make it and keep it from breaking.
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37 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign February 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

Basically any seasonal candy is hard for me to stay away from. I’m not a cookie/cake/pie person, but candy is my ultimate weakness. Starburst jelly beans, seasonal m&ms, ahh!
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38 clare @ fittingitallin February 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

m&ms. period.
I don’t keep them around, but my mom always has bowls out because she has crazy self control. When I go home for visits or Holidays, all bets are off! There are lots of “what happened to the m&ms?” questions…
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39 Becca @ Blueberry Smiles February 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

A huge fan of those gumny red hearts that come out around valentines day- yum! But honestly, I’m a sucker for all things sweet so not picky in thexandy department!

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40 Erika@accessoriesbyash February 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

After reading about you loving the peanut butter Cheerios and I can say I’m in love!! Can’t wait to start baking with them too! Thanks

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41 Valerie @ FreshMutz February 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

I can’t just haev one PEEP! I especially like them a little bit stale. I don’t love Cadbury eggs but I adore the commercial with the cadbury bunny auditions. The lion is my favorite.
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42 Katie @ Plates and Paste February 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

I’ve actually never been a huge candy person, but I LOVE candy corn. And little pumpkins. Funny though…I wasn’t as into it this year as I normally am…I only got through half a bag. Then it sat in the pantry for a few months before we finally threw it away!
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43 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

Yum! Your omelet looks professional! If the personal trainer thing doesn’t work out then I definitely think that you can make it as a breakfast chef! ;-)
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44 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

HAHAHA! Thanks, Stellina! :)

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45 Brandi February 29, 2012 at 11:19 am

I LOVE starburst jellybeans! Thank goodness they only sale them around Easter. They are so good!

Around Christmas, Dove will put out those Dark Chocolate/Peppermint bark bags of chocolate.. Holy Cow they are good!

Eats look yummy! Especially lunch. I love getting in my bananas.

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46 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

My dad owns a few diners, so I make pretty good eggs – and I can flip them in the skillet, too! :)
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47 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Really? That’s awesome! (both that you can make awesome eggs and that your dad owns a few diners – so cool!)

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48 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

All your meals look wonderful!! The omlet looks delish, well your lunch is something I would totally love! Super Yum!!! I need to get on this WIAW!!

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49 Traci February 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

I think I may need to buy a flat omelet pan! I like the idea of the eggs having more room to spread out so it’s a bit thinner. I am totally all over the Reese’s eggs! I tried a caramel Cadbury egg once and it was just too sticky and too much caramel (is there such a thing? apparently there is) for me. Maybe I need to try the chocolate filled ones.

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50 Erin February 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

I love candy corn so much! And those little pumpkin candy corn. I buy in bulk in the fall so I can eat it year round!

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51 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Oh my gosh, how could I have forgotten about candy corn. I LOVE the stuff!!

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52 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Courtney, your Turkey Bacon picture just sparked a craving! I just added that to my shopping list!
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53 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Good decision! ;-)

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54 Kim @ The Family Practice February 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I could spend an entire day working on my omelet technique. I always mess it up right at the folding time, give up and just have a scramble instead.
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55 Carrie Purchase @Myhealthyaddictions February 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for the awesome new way for sweet potatoes. They are one of my all time favorite foods & I’ve never had them in an omelet- A must try this week :)
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56 Sara @my less serious life February 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

oh how i know how it feels to crave peanut butter…

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57 Michelle February 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I love the sweet potato in omelet idea. I have been roasting sweet potatoes and putting them in my salad and I can’t get enough!
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58 Corey @ Family Fresh Meals February 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Beautiful omelet there lady! I really need to try the cinnamon on a pear trick. I am sure I could trick my body into thinking it is a dessert.
Are there any other fruits you have found success with sprinkling cinnamon with? Trader Joe’s just put out a cinnamon sugar grinder and I am excited to grind that puppy on EVERYTHING!
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59 Courtney February 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Yes! I’ve sprinkled cinnamon on it all…berries, apples, peaches, nectarines, bananas…I love me some cinnamon!

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60 Libby @ Mmmm Food February 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Omg Peanut butter cheerios! They sound amazing!! We can only get normal ones in New Zealand
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61 michelle kim February 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Sweet potatoes in an omelet?? WOW! I should try it (I loooove sweet potatoes).

My favorite sweets are the day-after-Valentine’s Day chocolates. Most of them go on sale for 50-75% off. A heart shaped box of chocolates and goodies for a quarter of the price= delicious.
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62 Shannon February 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I love Reese’s Eggs, and candy corn. I ate a full 36 oz. bag of Reese’s Eggs from Sam’s Club, meant for three weeks of school lunches, in…1 week…by…myself. :( Oops.
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63 Amanda February 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Oh my gosh Cadbury Mini Eggs KILL ME! That omelet looks incredible! Sweet Potatoes in an omelet? Brilliant.
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64 Claire Smith February 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Valentines Day- The OLD Necco Sweethearts. They changed them a couple of years ago, and I don’t like them anymore… But I loved the old ones!

Easter- Satrburst Jelly Beans.

Halloween- Candy Corn. Especially when eaten with roasted peanuts.

Christmas- Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses

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65 Lizzie February 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Literally I don’t think anything comparies to those cadbury mini eggs. I could eat the entire bag, they are unreal :) PS. Love the corn vita topped with cheerios…so random!

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66 Erin February 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Anything with peanut and chocolate (Reese’s, peanut m&ms, Snickers) is a downfall. Thankfully jelly beans give me canker sores and a stomach ache so I can usually stop myself from eating too many!
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67 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

I’ve been wanting to try the corn vitatops.. they sound AMAZING with peanut butter!!
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68 Julie March 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

I can’t wait for Cadbury creme eggs, especially when it’s a little frozen on the inside.

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69 Turtle-speed Runner March 1, 2012 at 1:29 am

Yummm, that’s my kind of food!!!
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