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WIAW: Craving Some Carbs

by Courtney on February 5, 2014

Happy Wednesday! Or shall I say, happy SNOW DAY! We’re expected to get around a foot or so of snow today and while I could really, really do without some more of the white stuff, I’m certainly not complaining about being able to stay home with my little man today! (I consider myself very lucky to have a job that allows some flexibility in terms of being able to work from home when needed).

Today’s WIAW is actually a recap of all of Monday’s eats. Background scenery will look a bit different from usual weekday meals since I actually worked from home on Monday too (Lucas had his shots that morning and I wanted to be with him for the day).

So, let’s get to it! And thanks, as always, to Jenn for hosting!

Breakfast

Two Van’s waffles topped with peanut butter, banana slices, and cinnamon + coffee.

van's waffles

Mid-Morning Snack

A snickerdoodle Larabar (one of my favorites!)

snickerdoodle larabar

I snacked on this quickly since I heard Lucas start to wake up from his nap, and once I was finished, I went and got the little guy. It was so nice to be able to work from home and stay with him all day!

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Lunch

It seemed like it took forever for Lucas to be ready for his afternoon nap so my lunch was a bit delayed. Thankfully, it was totally worth the wait.

salad

A nice, big salad with mixed greens, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, carrots, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and some croutons.

Since the salad was lacking in the protein department, I also topped a couple of graham crackers with some Peanut Butter & Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter.

Peanut Butter & Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter

Mid-Afternoon Snack

Since lunch was so late, I wasn’t suuuper hungry, but I knew I’d need a little something before dinner, so I snacked on a bag of sweet potato popchips.

sweet potato popchips

Since I have such a huge box of these bad boys lying around, I love just having them to grab and go. They have a bunch of different flavors but the sweet potato is probably my favorite. SO yummy. Not like you’re surprised though, right?

I also wound up snacking on a couple of pieces of leftover chocolate from the birthday party on Saturday because, well, it was sitting on the counter. Winking smile

chocolate and almond

Dinner

Eventually Jay and I made some dinner once the little man was in bed. Once again, we are horrible at meal prepping/planning so far this week, so we tried to make do with what we could find…that happened to be some grilled chicken wraps (frozen, bagged grilled chicken from Sam’s Club – perfect for last minute nights like this) with a slice of provolone cheese and some BBQ sauce.

grilled chicken wrap

And, as you can see, a crap ton of tater tots with no veggies in sight. Hey, it happens.

After-Dinner Snack

I found myself hungry once again a little while after dinner so I had a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal Squares with unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

quaker oatmeal squares

Gosh, I love that cereal.

Looking back on Monday, apparently I was really craving some carbs (then again, who am I kidding…I am ALWAYS craving the carbs). I usually do try to vary my meals so there’s a bit more variety (aka more fruits and veggies, less carbs), but sometimes days like Monday happen. It all balances out in the end so, really, it’s no biggie. It was all thoroughly enjoyed. Winking smile

**In case you missed it, the Baby Tooth page was updated with a fun giveaway that I’m sure all moms and moms-to-be will enjoy!

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1 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl February 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

Vegetables or not, it looks like a delicious day of eats and hey, you had a salad for lunch! Lucky you getting to stay home with your little man. Enjoy your day!
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2 Linz @ Itz Linz February 5, 2014 at 6:33 am

hey now give yourself some credit…. tator tots are made from POTATOES… which are a VEGETABLE! am i right or am i right?? haha ;)
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3 Courtney February 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

Hahaha…You. Are. RIGHT. ;)

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4 Tara | Treble in the Kitchen February 5, 2014 at 6:55 am

I forgot about the cinnamon raisin peanut butter…seriously a favorite of mine :)
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5 Andrea @ Pencils and Pancakes February 5, 2014 at 7:08 am

Carbs is my middle name!
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6 Jamie @ Dishing Out Health February 5, 2014 at 7:14 am

I still can’t get my hands on those Snickerdoodle Larabars! Haha I think I just need to order them. Any day that includes peanut butter more than once is a solid day of eats if you ask me ;) hehe stay warm!!
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7 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) February 5, 2014 at 7:21 am

I haven’t had a tater tot in forever, but thanks for putting that craving in my head now ;) Mmm CARBS!
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8 Jess @dearhealthyness February 5, 2014 at 7:25 am

I think we all have carbs day ;) It’s part of healthy eating, otherwise we wouldn’t enjoy veggies so much right? I mean I could find 1,000 excuses. Not all days are the same, but as long as we feel good :D
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9 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork February 5, 2014 at 7:41 am

I’ve never seen that cinnamon raisin swirl PB before! It looks delicious! I’ll be on the lookout for it now! I do also love cinnamon in my coffee, especially in the winter. I put it in almost every day now.
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10 Megan February 5, 2014 at 7:47 am

Looks like a pretty awesome day of food to me! Reading this post just made me crave waffles, Larabars and Quaker Oatmeal Squares! What is your favorite brand/flavor of waffles?

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11 Courtney February 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

I really love the Van’s waffles!

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12 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat February 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

Well, it all looks delicious! I’ve tried the dark chocolate and white chocolate Peanut Butter and Co. flavors, but never the cinnamon swirl. I’m definitely going to look out for that one at the grocery store next time I go!
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13 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 5, 2014 at 7:57 am

I too always crave carbs!! haha there is just nothing better :) I love these posts because they make me feel like my eating is normal – your meals are so healthy and simple, much like mine! I always feel I should have “fancier” things. Have a great week!
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14 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List February 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

love the Snickerdoodle ALMOST as much as the Key Lime Pie!
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15 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles February 5, 2014 at 8:32 am

….tater tots just went on the grocery list. Pretty sure I haven’t had those in years!!
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16 Ashlee@HisnHers February 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

Alexia SWEET potato tots are where it’s at. You should definitely try them ;-)
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17 Courtney February 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

I’ve never seen the Alexia SWEET tater tots…NEED to look for those ASAP!

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18 Claire @ Flake and Cake February 5, 2014 at 8:55 am

Love the look of that colourful salad for lunch Courtney. And the PB after.. YUM!
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19 Shel@PeachyPalate February 5, 2014 at 8:59 am

Some days just don’t call for veggies! Others call for a whole load of them. Like you say sure it all balances out :)
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20 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne February 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

Ummmm that chicken wrap looks to die for! I use to make those all the time when I was on the swim team, and before I figured out I was gluten intolerant haha. I don’t know what it is, but any salad that has croutons on it is immediately amazing in my book haha. I’ve never had that flavor of Lara Bar! Sounds super good :)! Have a great Wednesday :)
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21 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire February 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

If anyone tells you that they DON’T crave carbs, they are lying. It happens to the best of us! ;)
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22 Courtney February 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

Hahaha, agreed!

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23 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life February 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

I’m the same way – always craving carbs! It’s a never-ending circle for me. ;-) But you’re right, it happens!
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24 Katy @ Savor Life's Flavors February 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

Your salad looks soooo delicious!!! Yum! I am always heavy handed with the carbs. I have been trying to get more protein into my diet but I am always craving something crunchy which tends to be carbs!
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25 char eats greens February 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

I NEED to try snickerdoodle larabar because they sound amazing!!

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26 Ashlee@HisnHers February 5, 2014 at 10:08 am

You had a huge salad for lunch so I would call that winning haha Looks like plenty of veggies to me ;-)

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27 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves February 5, 2014 at 10:10 am

Mmm your breakfast reminded me that I haven’t had good ol’ toast/English muffins/waffles with peanut butter in forever! Gotta get on that sometime soon ;)
Looks like a delicious day of eats! Carbs rock.
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28 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

Tator tots are one of my favorite sides ever, and yet somehow I always seem to forget about them! :( Thanks for the reminder! I need to pick up a bag of the Alexia ones and give them a try!
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29 Courtney February 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

Yes, they’re the best! That’s what those were – something along the lines of cracked pepper…? SO good!

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30 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

That sounds awesome! I’ll definitely look for those ones!
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31 Stacey M. February 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

I feel there is absolutely no need to apologize for what or how you eat. If you want all the carbs, enjoy them. Your body will soon tell you that veggies are needed. Plus, with all this fabulous winter weather, it’s no wonder we want comforting foods like carbs!

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32 Courtney February 5, 2014 at 10:36 am

Oh, there was no apology at all. They were definitely thoroughly enjoyed ;)

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33 Stacey M. February 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Good to hear! No apologies, no guilt, no worries. The BEST way to live!

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34 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life February 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

Your food looks so, so good! Those waffles are calling my name ;) I want to try a snickerdoodle larabar so badly! They’re just so darn expensive out here :(
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35 Lyric February 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

I always try and “listen” to my body so if its craving carbs; Im going to give it carbs! Just like you said, it all balances out. And after reading this post I have a serious craving for some tater tots!
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36 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I’ve been all about the carbs lately too! Oh well, I’m just going with it. ;) Stay warm!
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37 Brittany @ proteinandpumps February 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

oh I’ve never had the snicker doodle larabar! My favorite so far is the cashew cookie.
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38 Annette@FitnessPerks February 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Mmmm quaker oatmeal squares!!
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39 Sarah @ Sweet Miles February 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Oooh I haven’t tried the snickerdoodle larabar yet!! Looks tasty! And sweet potato pop chips were mentally just added to my shopping list!
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40 Tiff February 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sounds like a great day of eats! I too am a big fan of that cinnamon raisin pb and that cereal.
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41 Amanda @ A Latte Learn February 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

hey, you had a big salad for lunch! I love carb days! ;)
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42 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! February 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

This is totally the prego lady in me talking, but those tater tots look amazing. I can usually pass up on the french fries no problem, but ever since I hit my second semester those little potatos have been calling me name! Uh-Oh!
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43 Leigha @ Minougirl February 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

I need to force myself to eat fruits and veggies… if I ate what I was craving all I’d eat is carbs! Love ‘em!
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44 Ellie@Fit for the soul February 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Oh carbs~the biggest and naughtiest carb I crave almost everyday is pastries!!! I grew up being called “bbangsoonee”, which is Korean for ms. bread lover (rough translation), haha. But you’re right~in the end it all balances out, especially if you eat healthier meals afterwards and less of those indulgences~moderation moderation!
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45 Nala February 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Looks like a day of interesting eats! That salad looks amazing – must have soon! I really want to try those Larabars!

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46 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie February 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

How come I cannot find the Snickerdoodle Larabar anywhere? Is it even out yet?
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47 Courtney February 6, 2014 at 7:55 am

I haven’t seen them at the store yet either! The only place I’ve found them is on the Larabar website…hopefully they make their way to stores soon!

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