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WIAW: Not So Green and a Little Weird

by Courtney on March 28, 2012

I know that this month’s theme for What I Ate Wednesday is supposed to be about “going green” with your foods, but I’ve got to admit…

I did a pretty bad job of keeping up with the “greens” part of my WIAW’s these past couple of weeks. I swear, I do eat greens…apparently just not too many of them on Tuesdays (which is what you get to see here today).

Green or not, everything was still quite yummy, so let’s take a look!

8:00am – Breakfast

Pumpkin oats with blueberries and honey cinnamon PB + coffee. Man, those were some tasty oats.

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11:00am – Mid-Morning Snack

I was too hungry to grab the camera, but another one of these tasty muffins was enjoyed right before my workout.

I still have a few of those bad boys left – I’ve been tackling them all by myself.

1:30pm – Lunch

I brought back an old favorite today – sweet tuna salad!

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Today’s sweet tuna salad was slightly different from my usual, but I think I liked it even better than the old version. Check it out…

  • 1 can tuna in water, drained
  • 3-4 tbsp sweet relish
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • onion
  • baby carrots
  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • corn
  • dried cranberries
  • salt & pepper

I served it on top of a bed of lettuce along with this snazzy new snack…

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I happened to come across these Popped Crisps at Price Chopper yesterday (they’re on sale, 2/$5.00 with a $1.00 off coupon!) and they are REALLY good. They remind me a lot of pop chips, actually, if you’ve ever had them before.

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They also turned out to be great scoopers for tuna salad, too. Winking smile

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Now, here’s where things get a little “snacky.” I had a completely booked shift at work last night from 3-8, so I had no idea when I’d get an opportunity to eat. Luckily, I managed to space things out fairly well.

2:45pm – Snack #1

While I was putting together a few things to bring to work with me, I ended up snacking on a small handful of almonds plus this cara cara orange. Seriously, these oranges are the bomb.

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Yes, I said the bomb. Winking smile

6:45pm – Snack #2/Dinner

I figured tonight would end up being a smoothie night, so I packed up a few things to make one when/if I had the chance: a scoop of vanilla SunWarrior, an apple cinnamon Chobani, a banana, and 2 teaspoons of chia seeds.

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Thankfully, I had a few minutes to put everything together, and in addition to the ingredients above, I also added a splash of apple juice and about 3 teaspoons of granola.

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All I’ll say is…Apple Pie through a straw. Oh yes.

8:30pm – Snack #3

This right here is what I like to call Peanut Butter Heaven

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I made myself a small bowl of peanut butter Cheerios with almond milk and then topped it off with a serving of Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter.

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This was my first attempt, or even craving, to add peanut butter to cereal. I’ll admit that it sounded totally weird at first, but I will tell you that this was soooo good. Like, there aren’t even enough words sorta good.

So there ya have it! That’s What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday.

Question for the Morning:

What’s the weirdest food combination you’ve had lately? Did it turn out to be a hit or a miss?

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1 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life March 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

I am the same way! I swear I eat veggies, but it seems like on days I document for WIAW the green tends to not be included! Hmm, I am usually not too out of the box when it comes to flavor combos, but last night I dipped roasted kale and roasted carrot sticks into buffalo sauce and it was pretty good!
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2 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

Your sweet tuna salad sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try it! :) I’ve been loving tuna salad lately. It makes for a great option to bring to work for lunch. Although, I’m sure my co-workers aren’t too fond of the smell. Haha.
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3 Michelle@PeachyPalate March 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

A lovely healthy mix of food! Smoothie sounds awesome! Really really wish I could get some canned pumpkin! October can’t come quick enough! :)
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4 Faith @ For the Health of It March 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

Apple pie through a straw? Sounds too good to be true :)

My favorite weird food combo lately was a sriracha mayo sauce over asparagus. Then again, it could definitely be weirder – I’ve done peanut butter on veggie burgers before!

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5 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

I blended together an apple with egg whites to make Tina’s 3 ingredient Apple Cinnamon Pancakes which I thought would be a little strange together but it turned out to be a total hit! It looked like a complete mess… But that’s a different story! Tasted amazing!

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6 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files March 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

I love adding peanut butter to my cereal!! That combo sounds amazing!!..I’m a huge fan of the barbecue pop chips!
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7 Nicole March 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

I’m liking the sounds of that smoothie – yum!

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8 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

That sweet tuna salad sounds great. When I was little, my mom would make me chicken salad with grapes and pickle relish. So yummy!
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9 Khushboo March 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

I don’t know how weird it is but adding taco powder to scrambled eggs yesterday was a first for me…yeaaah it’s definitely my favourite way to eat eggs now!
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10 Lindsey March 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

Not too weird, but I usually use hummus on my salad as “dressing” but tried a mix of plain Greek yogurt, honey and lemon zest the other day and it was awesome!
On another note, love PB Cheerios! It was my evening snack last night too but sadly I finished the box and we do not have them in Canada yet :( Soon I am hoping!
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11 Traci March 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

never thought to add pb to cereal! looks so good though! as does the smoothie and sweet chicken salad.

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12 Traci March 28, 2012 at 9:17 am

tuna salad* apparently, i was thinking it would be really good with chicken salad too.

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13 Alyssa March 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

I add peanut butter and/or almond butter to my cereal all the time!!!! It is an amazing combo :)

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14 Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls March 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hmm I pretty much like granola on everything. I had granola on an English muffin with peanut butter which was delicious but I guess not too weird.
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15 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

The same thing happened to me with my WIAW posts this month. I swear I eat greens all the time but apparently not that many on Tuesdays! And then, I finally had a really green lunch yesterday and totally forgot to take a picture. #bloggerproblems
ha! I wonder if those popped crisps taste like Pop Corners which my husband just bought. They’re kinda a mix between pop chips and pop corn.
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16 Courtney March 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

LOL, love the #bloggerproblems ;)

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17 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

I have those days when I get kind of snacky too- they happen a lot now! …That apple pie smoothie sounds GREAT!!! MMmmmm!
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18 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride March 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

Ohh I can’t wait to try that tuna salad recipe. It’s like the spring version of tuna salad.

Lately I’m mixing cottage cheese, spinach, grapes and blueberries together. Sounds strange but I’m addicted!
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19 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate March 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

I love adding peanut butter to my cereal. It does sound kind of strange, but its SO good. I add it to my Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) cereal all the time.

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20 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

I had nutella and cream cheese on a bagel and it was surprisingly delicious!
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21 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill March 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

I’ve always been a bit picky so I’ve never been too adventurous with weird food combinations, but I will say that salsa and Greek yogurt on a tortilla wrap is gross. Somehow, whenever my fridge was bare when I lived in a dorm, that’s usually what I had left in it. I was forced to have it for dinner once and it was gross!
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22 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

I don’t think you can EVER have too much PB! ;)
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23 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

Peanut butter in cereal is amazing…. an old blogger hooked me on to a long time ago. Now, I always crave it in the summer.. for some crazy reason?

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24 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 28, 2012 at 11:15 am

I am in love with everything you ate! Yummy
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25 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

Everything you ate looks yummy. You inspired me to make a tuna salad. I always make weird combinations, I don’t know what my latest one is. :)
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26 Yellow Haired Girl March 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

I had half of a baked sweet potato with two runny eggs on top this morning … it was delightful! I think some people might think this is a weird combination – but I loved it. And there was total yolk porn (don’t even pretend you don’t love the look of a runny egg!) involved too ;)
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27 Courtney March 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Hahaha…I’m one of the ones that isn’t quite on board yet with the runny yolks. I like mine well scrambled, or fried. ;)

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28 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

Peanut butter on cereal is the bomb! ;)
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29 Juju@getfitwithjuju March 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

I bet those peanut butter cheerios were amazing! I can not get enough of pb!!! I’m going to be on the lookout of those popchips!! =] xoxo
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30 Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com March 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

Love this WIAW post! The oats, cheerios, smoothie all look delicious!

And adding PB to cereal is one of the best ideas!
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31 Kim @ The Family Practice March 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

I love those PB cheerios too! Although my 4 year old usually manages to polish off the box before I even get so much as a handful – guess he likes em too :)
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32 Brandi March 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

Hmm, everything I eat is weird to most people! :) I love pop chips! So I will probably like these chips!

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33 Janae Wise March 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Umm, I’m queen of weird food combinations. But now that we’re talking weird, what does weird really mean? Weird, may be in the eye of the beholder…

Latest craze–I’ll eat black beans, sliced bananas, cinnamon, almond milk, and truvia. I’d like to think people in the caribbean eat this way??
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34 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

When first saw snack 2 I thought, what an odd snack! I didn’t realize you were making a smoothie out of it! haha. Looks like some delicious food!
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35 Janae Wise March 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

There are no weird food combinations in my book. Almost anything goes.

I mean, we live in a world where people will eat chocolate covered bacon and hamburgers on donuts…!
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36 Karleen March 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

ummm so I usually try to have a piece of fruit with my lunches and I’ve been experimenting with putting them in my salads. I’ve mixed either an orange or even a grapefruit in my usual lunchtime salad paired with turkey or chicken, some almonds, various veggies and some sweet balsalmic dressing and it’s really good! It doesn’t look too appetizing but it usually adds a little sweetness to the tart of the dressing. I always sneak a little “sweet” to every meal lol

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37 Courtney March 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Mmmm, I LOVE fruit in my salads! Especially once the weather starts to warm up – berries, grapes, apples…EVERYTHING! :)

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38 Janae Wise March 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Sorry for the double post. I thought my comment didn’t go through, so I typed it again. Obviously I didn’t remember what I wrote, but sorry for the double post :)
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39 Erin (Texan Couture) March 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Love all your little meals; great idea for a smoothie I need to try that STAT!
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40 michelle kim March 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Haha, I’m down with anything with peanut butter (sweet potatoes, yogurt, apples, pears, bananas… basically any fruit).
I have some cousins who eat potato chips (plain/original) with KETCHUP. I can see why that works… it’s like eating French fries and ketchup. It’s just funny because they use a butt-ton of ketchup.
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41 jasper naomi @ crunchylittlebites March 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

we prepared asian sir-fry (delish) the other night and wanted to use up a fresh avacado…it was a miss! but that’s ok because the two are very different flavor profiles but equally tasty when not had at the same meal, I think
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42 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Peanut butter is basically good on anything. Throw it on an old sock, and I’d probably eat it.

(OK … maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration … )
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43 Courtney March 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

LOL, that comment was classic, Kristen! ;)

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44 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I like to pretend that I’m funny. :P
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45 Lisa March 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I think that sounds good together! That smoothie sounds delicious, it sucks when you have to eat dinner at work which is pretty typical for me but it looks like you make it work well!
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46 Katie March 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I melt PB into cereal and yogurt ALL the time! I’m not a huge fan of PB2, but I like the consistency. Usually I melt it in the microwave and then pour either cereal/almond breeze OR yogurt over top and mix it all up. Yum Yum Yum!

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47 Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers March 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I’ve been mixing up different kinds of veggies with whole wheat pasta, chicken or lowfat sausage, and random sauces (marinara, light cheese, sweet/sour, etc.). It usually turns out pretty well as long as I use my “food sense!”
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48 CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com March 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

i actually added sunflower butter to my cereal this morning and it was pretty darn delicious! i love your recipe for tuna salad! that is a must make for my lunches!
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49 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family March 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

i used to add peanut butter to my cereal when I was pregnant to get in some extra calories for weight gain. It was so good! Not sure why I stopped! Do you have a place to make smoothies at work? and a nice little to go cup to boot. sounds awesome!
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50 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Peanut butter IN peanut butter cheerios?? You’re crazy! ;)
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51 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness March 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I have a new love of tuna salad, but have just been eating it the boring way, for sure going to try the sweet tuna salad!
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52 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I snack so much too! It can be pretty bad, but I TRY to make my snack healthy….I don’t know why but I’ve been eating quite a few fig newtons lately….random right?!

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53 Lauren March 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Oh gosh I add peanut butter into all of my cereal bowls. Now I can’t imagine them without it.
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54 Monique (@AmbitiousKitchen) May 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I put peanut butter on everything. I usually put cocoa powder in my yogurt so it tastes like chocolate pudding. BTW first time here and love it.
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