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WIAW: Lamest Dinner Ever

by Courtney on April 18, 2012

Good morning! Happy Wednesday! We all know what today is…

Once again, I didn’t do a very good job on the extra veggies thing yesterday. Hmmph.

I DID, however, do fairly decent with the fruits, so that’s got to count for something, right?

8:30am – Breakfast

Heyyyy, looks a little familiar, right?


Nothin’ like a warm bowl of oats with killer toppings and a delicious mug ‘o joe to kick start your morning.

11:30am – Mid-Morning Snack / Mini Lunch #1

An egg white “poof” (made with my microwave egg cooker) with spinach, peppers, onions, and topped with pineapple salsa.


I ended up doing my workout mid-morning yesterday (in the form of this workout by Julie) and by the time I was finished and showered, I was definitely hungry…but not in the mood for a full lunch. Ya know what I mean?


The egg poof did the trick.

1:00pm – Mini Lunch #2

I really wanted a smoothie, but realized we had no frozen bananas. Smoothies are just not the same without a frozen banana, IMO. So I went for the next best thing.


A yogurt bowl made with plain Chobani, strawberries, blueberries, and some Love Grown Foods granola. This is always a fail-safe combo.


I also enjoyed another piece of Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread topped with a little smear of PB.


FYI: I’m doing pretty good at tackling this loaf all on my own. I’m about two-thirds through. Winking smile

2:30pm – Mid-Afternoon Coffee Break

Before heading in to work for the day, I had to make a stop at the post office, which just so happened to be down the road from an old favorite coffee shop of mine. I was feelin’ spunky so I ordered a Raspberry Mocha Iced Coffee.


I wasn’t a huge fan of the raspberry syrup turning my coffee pink, but it was still pretty tasty. The coffee stop was The Daily Grind, which is located in downtown Troy, and I honestly love how it’s located in such a historic part of town. So much history and so many old-school buildings.


I actually hadn’t been here in quite some time, mostly due to the fact that I fell in love with another local favorite. But unfortunately, since that place is still recovering from the fire, I had to branch out. I’ll definitely be back.

5:45pm – The Lamest “Dinner” EVER

I had every intention of putting together something for dinner before leaving for work yesterday afternoon. But then, before I realized it, it was already 10 minutes past the time I was planning to leave. Story of my life…


Basically, as I was walking through the kitchen and out the door, I attempted to grab anything that I could. That resulted in a Blueberry Bliss Luna Bar, an orange, and leftovers from the fridge. Curious what they are? Brace yourself, it’s exciting…



Yep, that is 3/4 of a piece of leftover chicken from Sunday’s Italian Pizza Bake. Nothing on it except a little salt and pepper, and I actually wound up eating this at work right out of the container…with my hands. Definitely at the top of the list for the lamest dinner ever. Thankfully, it did a fairly decent job of keeping me full for the rest of my shift at work, so at least I had that goin’ for me.

8:30pm – Evening Snack

Once I got home from work, I definitely wanted something else to eat…and then I spotted the kettle corn on the counter.


I snacked on a small handful of that, and then followed it up with another (my third for the day) slice of bread.


I made sure to heat it up for about 15 seconds in the microwave to get the chocolate nice and melty. Mmmm Mmmmm. Smile

I don’t know…anyone else seeing a pattern with my atrocious looking “meals” after 5pm on Tuesdays? I think it’s about time I start doing a little better planning!

Question for the Morning:

What’s the lamest dinner you’ve had lately?

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1 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 18, 2012 at 9:03 am

I agree – frozen bananas are a smoothie essential! A lame dinner for me is usually just pasta and tomato sauce – boring!
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2 Khushboo Thadani April 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

Haha thank hunk of chicken made me laugh! It actually looks kinda good…or maybe that’s just the hungry person in me talking :)! Love the look of your lunch (both part 1 & 2)!
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3 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third April 18, 2012 at 9:06 am

On Sunday night I got back from a weekend trip pretty late and was starving, but I didn’t have the energy or brain power to think up something creative…. A frozen waffle vacant my dinner… No toppings. So lame!
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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

haha it’s all good, i had a couple mugs of peanut butter puffins the other night for my dinner. it happens. ;)
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5 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction April 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

mmmm Love your yogurt creation!!!!
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6 Amy April 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

Totally had oatmeal for dinner the other night…delicious but quite a breakfasty food!


7 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

Man, that dinner is pretty lame, Courtney. ;) Haha just teasing. Honestly, the hotel dinners (we’ve been in a hotel for 2 months now, waiting for our house closing … 45 more days to go) are pretty lame most nights. The other night it was cold spaghetti with thin marinara sauce and not-so-tasty meatballs. Whoo-hoo.
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8 Faith @ For the Health of It April 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

That is so not the lamest dinner ever – I’ve had days when Im so wiped I just do scrambled eggs. Nothing else, just eggs. Not the most nutritious but when you’re dead tired, you do what works!


9 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

I think I beat your lame dinner – I had frozen yogurt.
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10 Courtney April 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

Frozen yogurt is SO not lame!! ;-)


11 Vee April 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

When I got back to London after Easter, I realised I had almost nothing left in my fridge / freezer. And as it was late, shops were closed and I did not want to get a take out. So my what did I have for my lame dinner? Eggs with garlic served with a slice of defrosted rye bread. :-)
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12 Whitney April 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

When I’m dead tired and don’t feel like cooking my go to dinner is a bowl of cereal. Quick and easy! The only downfall is that I’m starving in the morning because it never fills me up. It happens :)


13 Sarah Toasty April 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

My lamest recently was last night – raw green beans dipped in prepared horseradish and a slice of beer bread. Teen mom was more important than cooking after bocce lol

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14 Liz April 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

I like the lame dinner you’ve prepare. Thanks for posting.
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15 Olivia April 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’ve actually had a lot of good little snack dinners consisting of some cut up fruit, cut up cold chicken breast and some yogurt (not mixed together of course, but eaten as components).
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16 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride April 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

In the last week because of my work schedule I’ve had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner twice! So lame! But it does make nights where I can cook and actually sit down to dinner (not stand over the sink as I eat it) that much more enjoyable!
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17 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna April 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

that egg poof and yogurt bowl look delicious!!
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18 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

I’ve been trying to put more thought into my dinners lately and it kind of seems to be working…my lunches though are starting to fail miserably…ha!
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19 Danica @ It's Progression April 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

Last Saturday I had a big cereal combo bowl for dinner. That was pretty lame, but delicious nonetheless : )
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20 Yellow Haired Girl April 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

I used Monday’s meals for my WIAW, because of timing for writing the post. Good thing, because last night’s supper was weird! I had two white cheddar rice cakes, then put tuna on top of that, with nutritional yeast and mustard. And then a half hour later, I had toast and peanut butter. Sooo strange. And lame.
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21 chelcie @ chelcie's food files April 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love heating up baked breads in the microwave! especially ones with chocolate chips in it! I totally agree with you on the frozen bananas for smoothies thing btw!
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22 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life April 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

Last week I had fro-yo and a protein share for dinner! Lame! Lol, but it got the job done!
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23 Steph @ StephSnacks April 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

I have definitely had lame-o dinners before…. can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but probably because it was so darn lame!
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24 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hmmm most recent lame dinner would have to be pb & j!
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25 Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

never tried frozen banana in a smoothie, but that sounds like a fab idea.
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26 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

Everything looks delish!
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27 Ashlee April 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

Maybe you could do WIAW on Thursday for what you actually ate on Wed since Tues is a weird day for you work-wise?


28 michelle kim April 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

When I used to have back-to-back classes that went right through dinner time, I used to just eat a big granola bar for dinner. LAME.
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29 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance April 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Haha, I’ve had “eat-chicken-out-of-tupperware” kind of days too. Very caveman-esq, if you ask me ;)
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30 Lauren April 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Haha, you are definitely a PT eating chicken with your bare hands! I make fun of the trainers at my gym because they are always gnawing on meat in between clients. :)
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31 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! April 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

haha i love the piece of chicken, I cant think of any particularly lately but I have had my fair share of super lame in a hurry dinners!!!
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32 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Haha my dinners are usually pretty lame! But that bread looks so good!
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33 Kim @ The Family Practice April 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

At least it wasn’t a frozen dinner!
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34 Courtney April 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Haha, true!
No, that was the night before with my frozen burrito ;)


35 Lisa April 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Haha, love the chicken from a container…classic. Whenever I get home from work, I am starving so just scrounge anything from the kitchen. I’m a bit better at planning that out now.
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36 Brandi April 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

If I work late, most of my dinners are lame! When I get home and haven’t prepared anything the night before, then I usually end up grabbing something quick. Cereal is the best!!


37 Shannon April 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I actually was too lazy one night to make dinner so I just ate Smile fries. I know- pretty lame. But it held me over for the rest of the night!


38 krystal @coffeecardiogoddess April 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Blueberry bliss luna bars are sooo yummy. But one for dinner with chicken isnt the best haha. but hey its better then no dinner! And that bread looks sooo good! I need to make some
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39 Lea April 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

My dinner tonight was a clif bar, that was pretty lame. What’s even lamer is that I didn’t have time for anything else. It’s that fun part of the college semester right before finals were EVERYTHING is due at once, so protein bars have been a major form of sustenance lately. Lame.
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40 lariane April 19, 2012 at 3:38 am

I am craving with these lame dinner. Thanks for posting these blog.
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41 peanutbutterlover April 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

BLUEBERRY BLISS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE LUNA BAR! :D No real reason for the All-Caps, but those bars are just THAT awesome! They taste like blueberry poptarts…


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