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Food Porn

by Courtney on July 30, 2012

I believe this is what is known as food porn…

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Well, at least for me it is anyway. Winking smile

I’ve been highly neglecting the fruits and veggies these past few days, so the thought of a salad filled to the brim with both of ‘em sounded delicious.

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This combo was wild today. Wild.

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes (cherry and regular from the garden)
  • Onion
  • Baby Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

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And because I didn’t feel like dirtying another dish, I just decided to toss everything in to my nearly-empty lettuce container and ate it from there. Multipurpose at its finest!

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AND, because our kitchen table is still covered with stuff from the living room, I opted to eat lunch on the living room floor while watching a few minutes of The Chew. It was the perfect way to relax and cool down after completing a nice, brisk 40-minute walk on the treadmill while catching up with the book.

I’ve actually used this little treadmill routine the past few times I’ve walked and read, and it’s been perfect.

walk and read treadmill routine

The inclines keep me from getting bored, and the time intervals are long enough where I don’t have to worry about constantly changing them. It’s great for this non-running gal.

Now, I’m feeling like I need something a bit sweet after lunch…I’m really wishing I had the same amazing, homemade hubby-made dessert that I had on this day last year, but alas, I do not. Unfortunately, he said that I only get cakes for my half birthday when it falls on the weekend. Booooo.

Looks like I may have to go make my own. Winking smile

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1 TheBloggersBrother July 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Looks like a garden orgy to me…HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY

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2 Courtney July 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

LOL. Thanks, Lil Brother ;)

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3 pat July 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Oh Brother……

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4 Sana July 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I love sweet+salad combos :)
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5 Khushboo July 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hahaha your brother’s comment has made my day! That salad looks great and from this post’s title, I think 50 Shades has seriously rubbed off on you ;)
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6 Courtney July 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

LOL :-)

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7 Laura July 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I love that salad!! Want to make a 2nd one for me? :) I love salads but despise making them.

I have thought about doing some treadmill intervals but I am not a fan of constantly changing things because then I cant zone out and forget about the burn. I like this one because it changes only every so often.

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8 Alex @ Brain, Body, Because July 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

That salad looks delicious! I love adding avo to anything – great fat and creaminess :)
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9 Rachel July 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

looks delicious! I also had a big salad for lunch :) loooove your sneakers! who makes them?? I’m in need of new running shoes haha
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10 Courtney July 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Reebok RealFlex Transitions – I LOVE them!!

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11 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I’m currently downing a big ol’ smoothie full of fruits & veggies thanks to my less than produce filled weekend too. ;)

Thanks for sharing your walking routine! I’m going to give it a go later today after work!
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12 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Delicious looking salad for sure!! ….WHAT?!? Only if it falls on a weekend- bummer. I’d make myself a cake if I were you! (and then be like the little red hen and eat it yourself ;) Sorry, Jay… hahaha! But, I’m betting you would share. :) )
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13 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

That salad does look wild! Wildy delicious! :) I love a random mix of things in a salad like that.
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14 Lindsay at Fit with Farrar July 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love it :) My instagram is full of it!

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15 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness July 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

That salad looks amazing! I will only eat salads if they have fruit in them!!! Best way to eat them!
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16 Kim@hungryhealthygirl July 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Nice pink sneaks and that salad looks so summery and fresh. By the way, my b-day is next Monday. So, does that mean today is the first day of my b-day week? ;)
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17 Lisa July 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oh man that salad is filled with all kinds of deliciousness! It looks fabulous.
That’s my kind of food porn.
Happy half bday! I definitely think you deserve to make yourself a treat. Maybe if the hubby’s lucky, you’ll even share it with him;)
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18 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Looks so tasty! Definitely guilty of eating salads out of lettuce containers – why waste the bowl? :-)
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19 Chelcie of Chelcie's Food Files July 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

that definitely looks like food porn to me! i love fresh berries in salads!
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20 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson July 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I need a half birthday celebration. My birthday is December 29th and it’d be nice if I could break up the celebration a bit and not have it all in one week, Christmas, my birthday and News Years is a lot for one week and then to have to wait a whole year again, No bueno! lol
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21 S. July 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

omg! strawberries AND avocado in a salad? that looks delicious, and has me seriously craving both.

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22 Kelly July 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Oh man, I love the feeling of eating a filled-to-the-brim-with-veggies salad after a weekend away (which is usually the time I neglect vegetables the most).
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23 Shannon July 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Happy Half Birthday!

Seeing you watch The Chew is making me wonder, do you watch Good Afternoon America? I saw in your first picture on your post from this morning that you were watching Good Morning America so I didn’t know if you liked the afternoon edition- I love the show.

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24 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom July 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Mention the word porn and you are sure to drag men to your website. Your search engine hits should be interesting today ;-)

That salad looks completely delicious!! I overindulged this last weekend and right now fruits and veggies are about the ONLY thing that sounds good. I need a detox!!
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25 Courtney July 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Hahaha…I’m always game for a few good laughs when checking search engine stats! ;)

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26 Lydia @HappyHealthyConfident July 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Love the walking treadmill workout! Will have to try with my new book ;)
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27 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige July 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I did some cardio reading today, too! Read my new book whilst pedaling away on the elliptical for 30 minutes :)
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28 Ellie@Fit for the Soul July 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Ilove these kinds of salads and they remind me of Corner Bakery and Panera’s stuff! Their salads are delicious! :D
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29 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Food porn, indeed!!! That looks delicious!
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30 Kaylie July 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

That lunch looks like an amazing meal!!! Love me some veggies and fruit:)
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31 Danica @ It's Progression July 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm

that does look amazing–I love throwing fresh fruit in a salad.
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32 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Yum! That salad reminds me of the fruit one Panera has during the summer. It’s really tasty!
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33 Jessica @ New Girl, New City July 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

That salad looks amazing.. fruit in salads is the BEST!
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34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I love when I can just use the end of the lettuce container and not have another dish to wash! ha! And I was so excited today because I was able to READ while I was running on the treadmill and it definitely kept my mind from worrying how far I was into my 4 mile goal. Whoo!
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35 Madison July 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

YUM! That is food porn. You know what is just as pretty? Those hot pink shoes. I love them! I am in the search of new sneakers and I might have to look into those hot pink ones. :)
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36 Trisha July 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Whoa. Serious salad. I think I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow!
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37 Willa Taley July 31, 2012 at 4:25 am

Wow, very nutritious salad. I think I need to try this one and share it to my family. Probably, this weekend I will make this one.
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38 Becki (@Fight4Wellness) July 31, 2012 at 9:35 am

I’m not sure if this is what you intended, but when you said, “This combo was wild today. Wild.” I immediately thought of the scene from Dirty Dancing where Johnny breaks the window of the car to unlock the door and as they are driving away Baby screams, “You’re wild!”

Dirty Dancing obsession aside, it looks delicious!
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39 Courtney July 31, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hahaha, I had totally forgotten about that!

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40 Becki (@Fight4Wellness) July 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

Haha, I may or may not have a Dirty Dancing problem, not to be confused with a dirty dancing problem.
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41 Bek @ Crave July 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Yum fruit salad and a vegie salad in one! Sounds good!
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