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WIAW: Lots of Good Stuff

by Courtney on January 23, 2013

Gooooood morning! And happy Wednesday to you all. How’s everyone doing on this lovely, chilly day (umm, yeah, it’s 2 degrees here this morning). Since it’s Wednesday and all, you guys know what that means…

Let’s take a little look at What Courtney Ate Wednesday Tuesday. ;)

Breakfast – 8:15am

I already mentioned this one to you guys yesterday. Unfortunately, it did not wind up tasting as good as it usually does.


I think there was too much apple, not enough chia seeds, and a little bit too much liquid so it wasn’t quite as creamy as I usually like. Luckily, the banana bread made up for it. Winking smile

Mid-morning, I snacked on a clementine just for the heck of it because it was sitting on my desk. No photo of that little guy.

Lunch – 1:00pm

I’m telling you…yogurt bowls are where it’s at lately. Can’t get enough of ‘em!


I had some vanilla Greek yogurt mixed with strawberries, blueberries, Special K Protein Plus, and Cheerios, which was super delicious.

For a little veggie action, I also finished up the rest of my roasted brussels sprouts from last week (along with a few chunks of butternut squash, in case you were curious). I had planned on heating them up but actually just wound up eating them cold.


I think it’s safe to say that they’re growing on me. I’m excited to try them out again.

Shortly after lunch, I was craving something sweet. Enter, a delicious, pink lemonade lollipop.


Couldn’t tell ya the last time I had a lollipop, but man, was it good.

Mid-Afternoon Snack – 3:45

Hunger struck once again around 3ish, so a little while later, I found a few minutes to make a little snack.


I had this tortilla in my desk for “emergency purposes” (seriously, who stashes tortillas?) and filled it up with some peanut butter (also in my desk) and pumpkin cream cheese (which I keep in the fridge).


That was one heck of a snack. Gotta love the pb & pumpkin cream cheese combo!

Dinner – 7:00

We had company over for dinner last night (our wonderful pals Sarah and Jeff!) so there was lots of good stuff on the menu.

pulled bbq chicken

The star of the meal was the Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken that I put together yesterday morning, which I served with Martin’s mini whole wheat potato rolls (<– have you had these? Amazing.). Along with the chicken, I put together a big tossed salad (with lots of avocado!) and cooked up a bag of sweet potato fries.

pulled bbq chicken

I swear, that chicken is probably one of my favorite things to cook for when we have company over. Just so easy and yummy.

Dessert – 8:30pm

A little while later, we dug into some dessert, courtesy of Sarah and Jeff.


Homemade cookies and ice cream. Umm, does it GET much better? ;)

Question for the Morning:

What’s the most random food you’d say you keep in your desk/purse/car/etc.?

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1 My Neon Running Shoes January 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

Oh the lollipop days! I also can’t remember the last time I had one. Pink lemonade must be a new flavor haha. And I agree, homemade cookies and cream ice cream… doesn’t get any better than that! Happy Wednesday :-)
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2 Sarah @PickyRunner January 23, 2013 at 8:46 am

That ice cream and cookies looks exactly like what I eat for dessert every night… yummmm
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3 Nicole{spinsushi} January 23, 2013 at 8:46 am

I would say back when I worked in an office tuna packets and rice cakes. Now I always carry almonds, power crunch bar, and truvia. Def seemed randon to my coworkers at he time.


4 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty January 23, 2013 at 8:48 am

Ha ha I love that you have tortillas stashed in your office. You are so prepared! I almost always carry a Larabar in my purse for when hunger strikes. No one wants to see hungry Melanie. :)


5 Khushboo January 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

I used to keep balsamic vinegar in my desk drawer- saved me from always having to carry some in everytime I brought a salad for lunch!
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6 Kelsey Y. January 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

I’m known to carry around a jar of PB for a snack with a spoon. Still surprises people when I pull it out!


7 Danica @ It's Progression January 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

I usually just carry apples, trail mix/nuts, or a snack bar around in my purse when I’m gone and might need an “emergency snack.” My family thinks I’m crazy, but really they should be thankful because when I get over-hungry I turn into such a cranky person ;)
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8 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

I don’t know how random this is, but I ALWAYS have almonds, pistachios and a small tin of dark chocolate in my purse. :)
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9 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

I love how you had a tortilla in your desk. Definitely prepared! I usually have protein bars or almonds on me at all times, so not exactly strange.
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10 sara @ fitcupcaker January 23, 2013 at 8:58 am

I keep my shaker bottle at work in my locker and I keep peanut butter at work too.. I would keep more things, like a carton of almond milk, but it would prob be gone the next day :(
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11 Claire @Flake and Cake January 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

So much yum there Courtney! I love the look of your roasted veggie lunch and also the slow cooker bbq pulled chicken – YUM!
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12 Michelle@Peachy Palate January 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

Lots of yummy eats!!!
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13 Lindsey January 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

I think my desk and purse snacks are the typical – almonds, tea, protein bars and sometimes dark chocolate :)
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14 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns January 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

potato rolls!! never heard of those. never had pumpkin cream cheese either, but it sounds amazing!! random food i keep on stash for emergencys….candy canes, for my sweet tooth :)
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15 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

Oh man, I can’t remember the last time I had a lollipop either, which is sad because I really do love them. Chupa Chups were like the epitome of high school for me :D As for the most random thing I lug around with me? I guess a jar of almond butter… and a cinnamon shaker. Can’t be without my favorite spice.
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16 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

Yum! Occasionally, I’ve packed spray-able salad dressing for the salad bar at school. Strange? Yes.
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17 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

I love homemade ice cream! I think I need to pull out the ice cream maker this weekend :)
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18 Lauren January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

Well this day looks delicious! Glad you are still loving most all of your favorites.
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19 Lyndsay @ Where the heart is January 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

I usually keep granola bars in the middle console in my car and it’s always funny when someone opens it up and finds my stash. :)

The pulled BBQ chicken looks so good – pinning it!
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20 Allison January 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

That dessert looks insane! Ad those watermelon jolly rancher suckers are the bomb.
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21 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill January 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

Last semester, when I had to run out the door super early to avoid traffic and to get to class on time, I kept chocolate chips in my car. I would make a bowl of oatmeal and then add the toppings in my driveway!


22 Amanda January 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

I love those rolls! I first tried them when I made your Chicken Parm Burgers and now they are my go to rolls!


23 Karen January 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

I wouldn’t say my work desk is too crazy. I have a jar of Justin’s Almond Butter, Green tea & my trail mix. I haven’t had a sucker in the longest time…they are the best!!
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24 Angela @ Health's Angel January 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

Mmmm, I want your snack as my snack today. Right now, in my work bag, I have an apple in tupperware and a half-full Barney Butter squeeze pack. And a Larabar. I’m always eating at work…
I also always have mints on me. My favorite are the big Lifesavers ones! I like to have one in the afternoon when I’m tempted to eat more out of boredom.
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25 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

I keep all sorts of random stuff in my desk drawer…. I’ve been known to have peanut butter, apples, rice cakes, trail mix, applesauce, protein bars etc. in there. Ha! Looks like a great day of eats!
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26 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

Martin’s whole wheat potato bread/rolls are the best! Such moist and soft bread. I love it!


27 Katie @ running4cupcakes January 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

I totally just looked in my desk drawer to see what the most crazy thing is that I have. . . nothing too crazy – microwave popcorn, granola yogurt balls, gum, lemon drops, chocolate. . .
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28 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie January 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

Yum! Pulled pork or chicken and sweet potato fries is my absolute favorite meal!
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29 Ashlee January 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

WW potato rolls? I LOVE potato rolls but never buy them because I prefer WW….Hope I can find them in TX!
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30 Lindsay January 23, 2013 at 10:42 am

Your bbq pulled chicken looked so yummy! I can’t remember the last time I had bbq. Must try it soon.
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31 Brittany @ DulceVie January 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

It’s cold here too! All the food look delish btw. As for snacks and random food, I used to keep one cup of apple sauce in my car for if I was ever hungry after practice.
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32 amy January 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

Haha I keep peanut butter and oatmeal in my desk drawer- best breakfast ever!!!


33 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

That bowl of ice cream and cookies looked delicious! I have had a Kashi brownie in my purse for like 3 months in case I get a chocolate craving!


34 Meghan @ After the Ivy League January 23, 2013 at 11:48 am

Cookies and ice cream for dessert, definitely doesn’t get any better. I need to bake! It’s positively fah-reezing here too..perfect time to turn on the oven and bake something warm and comforting.
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35 kim@hungryhealthygirl January 23, 2013 at 11:54 am

Your day of eats look so good, especially that dinner! I always have bars or nuts and dried fruit stashed. The tortilla is a pretty great idea too. I can’t get enough of clementines either!
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36 Lot-O-Choc January 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

oh wowza all looks delicious :D so many good eats!
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37 alyssa @ life a la wife January 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

I always keep a tub (yes, a tub) of almonds in my purse! Recently I’ve also stashed some fruit leathers in there as well. You never know when hunger might strike!
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38 Annette@FitnessPerks January 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I love that flavor of lollipop! So good :)

And that dessert looks awesome–you’re right, doesn’t get much better than THAT!
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39 jennifer January 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I craved blow pops when I was pregnant.


40 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills January 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

That salad looks so yummy. I have been loving avocado lately. I have some stashed in my fridge (What college student keeps avocado in their fridge?!) I love all of the random things you keep at work for emergency snacking!
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41 Carol T. January 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

That dinner look great including the desert!!. I usually keep fruit (apples and oranges), peanut butter, almond butter and Wasa crackers at work just in case I need a snack later in the day.


42 Lauren January 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I keep peppermint tootsie rolls in my car and papaya spears! I loooove dried fruit. The sugar is a good pick me up!
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43 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire January 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I have a tub of hummus that I keep at work just in case! I actually have it sitting next to me right now. ;) All of your banana bread talk has officially inspired me to whip some up this weekend. It’s been far too long!


44 Jenna @ Crazy Healthy Fit January 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

The most random thing in my desk drawer right now is a toy story fruit snack-pack, which I got from the WDW half marathon I ran the other weekend. In addition to that, I always keep quest bars, occasionally a piece of chocolate or two (anything more would be gone in a heartbeat), and some rice and/or tuna in case of emergency’s. I used to keep nut butter in my desk drawer, but that became deadly.
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45 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I am in love with eating cold roasted vegetables. I like them plain or added to a salad (especially brussel sprouts). I am glad to hear that I am not the only “weird” ;) one who enjoys eating cold roasted veggies.

Those sweet potato fries from your dinner look AMAZING. I am seriously craving some, now!
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46 Yellow Haired Girl January 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I used to have a jar of PB in my desk … but I inhaled it. So I haven’t replaced it yet. Dangerous territory ;)
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47 Nicole January 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Those cookies and the ice cream look fantastic!!! YUM!! What kind of ice cream was paired with those chocolate chippers??


48 Tara January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I usually don’t keep food at my desk because if I bring it…I will eat it!!
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49 Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness January 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

The peanut butter and pumpkin cream cheese combo on tortilla sounds really good!


50 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I went through a phase in college where I was eat lollipops non-stop! I probably haven’t had one since then!
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51 Emily January 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I keep a stash of sugar free gum with me at ALL TIMES…. I guess you could say I’m a bit obsessed (;

I also keep glucose tabs or fruit snacks with me at all times- yup, I’m a diabetic!!
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52 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats January 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I was on the fence about whether or not to have dessert tonight…that picture of cookies adn ice cream has definitely encouraged me to load up on some desserty goodness :)
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53 Katy January 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Love your stash! I have a stash of k cups and peanut butter in my desk.
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54 ashley@cupcakesncrunches January 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I keep a jar of nutella in my office drawer. I don’t recommend this. haha
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55 Katie @ Skinny Minnie Moves January 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Can’t decide what looks better! The sweet potato fries or the ice cream!
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56 Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog. January 23, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I keep bags of popcorn in my desk! I tend to shovel in food in my mouth when I’m stressed. So thought I’d keep it a lighter food rather than shoveling in pretzels or chips!
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57 colleen @ thegiftofmondays January 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

tortillas in your desk? good plan. and pumpkin cream cheese? is there really such a thing? i love all things pumpkin but have never heard of it. i bet it’s delish.

remember tootsie pops? and the cute commercial of the owl who asked “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop?” when i was younger i never had enough patience (willpower) to find out. but my 8 year old decided he would find out at Christmas. it’s 700 in case you’re wondering. 700 licks. yeah, i definitely would still not have patience to find that out!
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58 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples January 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

i used to be *addicted* to pink lemonaide lip smackers chapstick, so that lollipop’s looking mighty fine ;) lol co-workers always used to say the top drawer of my desk looked like robbed a pre-school haha i like really simple, basic snacks (almonds with a box of raisins, etc.) – what can i say? they were good then, they’re good now! lol :)
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59 Emily @ Hungry Delights January 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Dinner looks fab – I want try that pulled chicken.
PS I also stash tortillas at work – I love them!
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60 Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 23, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Mmmm now I kind of want some BBQ meat!

And I almost always carry a Chobani with me, or a homemade smoothie, and usually I have nuts, bars, and an apple/banana in the car. But many times I forget that I have fruit in there and it goes BAD….0_0 haha
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61 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 24, 2013 at 6:14 am

I usually just have a protein bar or peanut butter crackers in my purse, for emergency purposes. ;)
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62 Audrey Adams January 24, 2013 at 7:12 am

I’d say the most random thing would be either sliced bellpepper and hummus or a baggie of chopped apple. Not too weird, but I’ll pull it out and might get some weird looks.
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63 Madison January 24, 2013 at 7:28 am

Random snacks: raisins! And almonds! Sweet and salty!
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64 Tiffany January 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

I keep peanute butter and packs of tuna in my desk… Not too weird, unless you are my coworkers, who think it is weird that I just don’t go to Wendy’s if I’m hungry
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65 Bek @ Crave January 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

Hmm the most random thing? Maybe old momentos that I don’t want to part with haha, or like 38348093284 different pieces of paper and flyers in my handbag..I should really clean it out. Plus a highlighter haha.
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