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WIAW: Must Step Away

by Courtney on May 23, 2012

Howdy howdy! How are we all doing on this fine, rainy Wednesday morning? I’m pretty sure I slept wrong last night and am working through a lovely kink in my neck this morning. Hate when that happens, right?!? Hey, at least I got a decent amount of sleep, so I can’t complain.

So, you’re not going to find too many veggies in today’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday (surprise). After the abundance of veggies I had at dinner on Monday evening, me and the tummy were definitely not quite ready for too many more yesterday. That dinner seriously did a number on me, sheesh!

BUT, you will still find some yummy stuff, so let’s get to it…

8:30am – Breakfast

You’ve already seen it, but that’s ok. Yummy enough to share again.

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But not super filling, so I had plenty of room for my mid-morning snack…

10:45am – Mid-Morning Snack

A slice of low-fat banana bread topped with some Justin’s honey peanut butter.

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I also ended up slicing off one of the heels of the bread shortly after taking it out of the oven too. Winking smile

1:45pm – Lunch

And then, because I am officially obsessed with all baked goods in my house, I had my third slice of it with lunch…

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Must. Step. Away. From. The. Banana. Bread.

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Of course, that wasn’t all I had…I also cooked up a quick and easy egg white scramble made with diced tomatoes and feta cheese.

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It was so, so good.

3:30 – Mid-Afternoon Snack

A mixed fruit bowl, made with half a banana, cantaloupe, strawberries, and red grapes. Pretty and colorful, right?

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You know, we almost always have red grapes in the house (they’re one of Jay’s favorites) but I hardly ever eat them. I have no idea why, because I always enjoy them myself…may have to change that up now. Winking smile

6:45pm – Dinner

I had to head into work later last night but didn’t leave myself enough time to put together much more than a sandwich.

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No biggie though…check this thing out. It was amazing.

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Whole wheat bread, honey mustard, low-sodium turkey, provolone cheese, turkey bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. The only thing I forgot?

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The pickles.

9:00pm – Evening Dessert

I had a little bit of a trying evening last night, and I wound up attempting to comfort myself with food, including a leftover cupcake from Saturday (Oreo) and then a WW Snack Size Caramel Swirl Ice Cream Cone.

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These were on sale last week so I grabbed ‘em on a whim. They’re very tasty, only 90 calories, but they’re definitely snack size.

So there ya have it, folks – another WIAW officially in the books! Could have been better, could have been worse, but it was all enjoyed just the same. Smile

Question for the Morning: What are you more likely to grab for:

  • Fruits or veggies?
  • Nut butter or a handful of nuts?
  • Ice cream or a cupcake?

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1 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 23, 2012 at 7:42 am

To answer your questions ….

Fruit, nut butter, and ice cream. But if there were cupcakes around, I’d probably have the cupcake WITH ice cream!! ;)

And your dinner sandwich looks so yummy! Anything with bacon is always tasty, right? :)
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2 Hannah@mindrunningwild May 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

Banana bread…..mmmmm I love fresh baked goods from the oven. Yours looks really delicious as well. How was it paired with eggs?
I’m most likely to grab veggies- with nut butter sometimes, great snack!
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3 Michelle@PeachyPalate May 23, 2012 at 7:46 am

I have to confess I’m a fruit junkie…of the dried kind. It’s the first thing I reach for!
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4 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

fruits! I snack on fruit almost exclusively, which I think might be giving me high fiber. whoops. it’s so good though!
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5 Hayley C @ Running Down the Runway May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

Fruits absolutely- sometimes its scary how much fruit I eat in one day! Definitely nut butter by the spoon/fingerful and cupcakes for the frosting :)
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6 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

I’d choose fruit over veggies any day. Veggies hurt my stomach too!
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7 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries May 23, 2012 at 7:56 am

That sandwich looks DELICIOUS! I definitely didn’t expect that from the first picture :) Happy WIAW!!
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8 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie May 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love those little ice cream cones! I have been buying the skinny cows ones lately and I’m a big fan. Small, but they get the job done!
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9 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

I’m more likely to choose fruit, nut butter, and cupcakes. Yum :) Those little ice cream cones look so good!
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10 Jennifer@The Foodery May 23, 2012 at 8:04 am

I’d take celery dipped in peanut butter followed by a gf cupcake. :) The turkey bacon sandwich looks so nice and neat, and tasty!

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11 Alysha @Shesontherun May 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

You’re so healthy! A+ girl! I LOVE Justin’s – so I’ll choose nut butter, fruit and ice cream. Nothing beats light foods when it’s hot out.
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12 Khushboo Thadani May 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

Now that’s a tricky set of questions but I’m going to have to go with:

Veggies, nuts and ice cream….although if it’s breakfast, fruit over veggies for sure!

Oh and I need that sandwich in my life! I’m not much of a bacon fan but as for turkey bacon, that’s a whole different story!
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13 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

Fruit, nuts, and a cupcake – only if it has the good, grainy icing though – I hate the oily kind! ;)
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14 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie May 23, 2012 at 8:16 am

I eat a lot more fruit than I do veggies in the summer time!
Nut butter by the spoonful of course ;)
Huge toss up between ice cream and cupcakes… Can I have an ice cream topped cupcake?
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15 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 23, 2012 at 8:18 am

Oh that fruit bowl is looking like the most delicious thing I’ve seen in ages— and then I see the sandwich. Ah, all the deliciousness! …..Mmmmm, don’t step away from the banana bread- it is better fresh ;)

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16 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am

the heels of the bread are my absolute favorite part!
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17 briana May 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

How about fruits, nut butter, and ice cream. I love cupcakes and cake too, how about since I’m a teacher a parent brought me 6 fancy cupcakes and Iv’e had one very night for 4 nights!

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18 Linz @ Itz Linz May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

veggies, nut butter, and ice cream! that sammy did look awfully good open-faced!!
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19 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

You should put the grapes in the freezer! Frozen grapes are my favorite summertime snack!!
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20 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

That is one loaded sandwich! Fruit, neither, and that’s a tough choice! Probably ice cream if I reallly had to choose!
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21 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

I definitely want to devour entire batches of baked goods! To help prevent this, I usually bring it in to school for my students!
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22 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

I usually grab nuts to snack on, but if there were cupcakes around I’d say they would probably be fair game too ;-)

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23 chelcie @ chelcie's food files May 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

I would definitely grab for ice cream over a cupcake!
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24 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life May 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

For not having much time, your dinner turned out looking amazing! Let’s see, if I had to pick it would be veggies, nut butter, and a cupcake with ice cream! :-)
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25 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List May 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

I have no self restraint around desserts!! I can demolish an entire pan of ____ by myself, so I usually end up sending half of whatever it is to work with Travis.
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26 Lindsey May 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

Fruit for sure. Nut butter and ice cream :)
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27 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 23, 2012 at 9:26 am

i’m the same way with baked goods in our house… i can’t stay away from them!
i’d go for fruit over veggies; nut butter over nuts; ice cream over cupcake
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28 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

I will always choose fruit over veggies. I dont really eat red grapes either. We have some in the fridge now cuz my husband loves them too haha. Icecream is my fav dessert. Even better? Icecream with cake!
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29 Lindsey May 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

Fruits, nuts, and ice cream!! Though I do love my veggies, too, but I sometimes forget that they make easy snacks (carrot sticks for example). I’m not a huge cupcake fan… Though I love to look at them!
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30 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! May 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

Fruits over veggies.
Nut butter over nuts (I cant eat most nuts plain)
And cupcakes over ice cream! :)
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31 Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

Well I have to admit I have the worst diet of anyone I know. I’m an extremely picky eater and eat more sweets and bad food then I do good foods. With that said…I would prob grab for a cupcake since I can’t eat ice cream. :D
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32 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

Coulda’ been a lot worse! I have to freeze half my baked goods as soon as they’re fully cooled. Eating half the pan too quickly is better than the full pan!
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33 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health May 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

Your sandwich looks delicious!! I definitely prefer fruits over veggies because I love my sweet foods haha. Definitely prefer nut butter, and how about ice cream with a cupcake?? ;)
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34 Katy @ Couch to 5Katy May 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

Fruits because they are so sweet.
Handful of nuts for crunch.
Cupcakes, can’t get enough!
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35 Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

veggies, nut butter, ice cream :)
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36 Yellow Haired Girl May 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

Fruit, nut butter, cupcake (that last one was tough ;) )

That scrambler looks great! I love adding feta to mine, too!
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37 Megan@ The Running Doc May 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

I always seem to choose fruits over veggies. My goal this summer is to incorporate one extra veggie into my daily snacks. I absolutely love nutella (they seriously must put something addictive in it!) so I would choose nut butter over a handful of nuts. And a cupcake over ice cream. :)
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38 Jill May 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

I will ALWAYS choose fruit, nut butter and cupcakes. That’s actually my idea of a well-rounded meal. :)
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39 sherice@foodieluvsfitness May 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

That fruit and turkey blt looked amazing.. the weight watchers not so much. I’m a weirdo and will take fruit over ice cream any day! The kink in your neck reminded me of a book that I found yesterday. It’s called Prescriptive Stretching.. looks really great and is now on my loooong list of book wants! no joke I have a book note on my iphone and I put them all there so I won’t forget about them! I’m weird like that too. I’d take a gift card to a book store over a clothes shopping, unless there’s Lululemon involved. That’s a whole different deal!

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40 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

My roommate always buys red grapes and they always look so good but for whatever reason when I’m at the grocery store I forget I want to buy them too! I love grapes, so it just doesn’t make sense to me.

And there’s nothing wrong with a little (or a lot) of banana bread! ;)
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41 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

I’d reach for nut butter and fruit. A run out the door it’s granola!
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42 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I’m the exact same way with baked goods. I wind up giving some away or putting some in the freezer for some sort of control!
Definitely fruit (I maaay have gone through a whole watermelon single-handedly i the past 5 days…), nut butter and ice cream!
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43 michelle kim May 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Fruit. Handful of nuts. Ice cream.
Your food looks so colorful and healthy :)
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44 Danica @ It's Progression May 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I always crave fruits but raaaarely ever veggies–I wish it were the other way around!
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45 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama May 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hmmmm, I would probably grab the fruit and the nut butter. I love both way too much so I would do a combo!
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46 Chelsey May 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I would definitely go for nuts, fruit and cupcakes! That sammie looks unreal, I’m making one when I get back from the gym :)
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47 Kaylie May 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

To the nut butter or hand full of nuts question:

The first time I read that, I thought you asked nutter butters vs. a handle of nuts. I’m such a sweet tooth, you KNOW I cheered out loud at my lap top- “nutter butters!” Then I re-read the question…

I love both, though, so it’s all good! ;)
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48 Amanda May 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

fruits, handful of almonds to be exact, and cupcakes!
I can’t wait to try your banana bread recipe! :)
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49 Sam @ Fit for My Fork May 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Veggies, nut butter, and ice cream for me!
The banana bread looks great! And I’m the same, if I bake something, I have a hard time leaving it alone and tend to gobble up a lot of it once it comes out of the oven!
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50 Jaren @ Kiwi Fit Blog May 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I always grab for fruit or nut butter!! Love Justin’s!

And that sandwich looks delicious!!
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51 Amy @ InspiredAmy May 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Fruit, nut butter (cashew, peanut, coconut … the choices are limitless), and cupcakes. Actually, all three of those things together would be prrreeetty darn good.
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52 Shannon May 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Fruits
A handful of nuts
Tough call on the last option…probably cupcakes, though. They’re fresh, and I could have the ice cream another time. :)

I think I recall you being a Modern Family fan. Are you watching the finale tonight? I am!

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53 erica May 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

fruit
nut butter
CUPCAKES!!! (with icecream…i know no self-control)
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54 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’m craving your honey mustard turkey and bacon sandwich now :)

We’re definitely huge ice cream fans in this house, I always have at least two flavors on hand at one time. And we just found these waffle cone bowls at our local grocery store, so we’re going to have waffle ice cream bowls with lots of toppings for our memorial day bbq :)
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55 Sarah @ nourishing crunch May 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

tough decision between fruit and veggies but would have to go veggies. At the moment I’m obsessed with nut butter (roasted almond in particular!) and would definitely opt for ice cream.

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56 Katy May 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Fruits, Nut butter, and a cupcake with a shot of ice cream in it! I just posted about a new place I went to for dessert last night called ShotCakes and they are cupcakes hollowed out with a shot of ice cream or frozen yogurt inside and toppings! I am not sure a regular cupcake will ever do the trick for me again!
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57 katie May 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Ahh pickles are KEY! :) and that banana bread looks soo good! I need to make that! I bet Trader Joes cookie butter would be AWESOME on top of that!
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58 Amber June 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

That banana bread looks so good. You should check out Chocolate Covered Katie’s Fat-Free Vegan Banana Bread. I made it a few weeks ago and it was AMAZING!
Fruit > Veggies
Nut Butter > Handful of Nuts
Fro-Yo > Ice Cream > Cupcake

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