WIAW: There’s Always Room

Iiiiiit’s that day again!

I’ve actually found that since I’ve been posting less and less of the whole “daily eats” thing on a regular basis, I actually look forward to putting together these weekly WIAW posts. My meals range so much these days (sometimes I’ll go days without any veggies, other times I can’t get enough of em), so keep in mind that this is only a small snippet of what and/or how I tend to eat.

This week’s eats all come from Monday and actually wound up being fairly balanced…and quite delish!


Plain Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries, a side of Kashi Go Lean Crisp, and a Grande Blonde Roast from Starbucks.


As you guys know, Friday is typically my “treat myself to coffee” day. However…Friday’s coffee treat wound up getting spilled all in the back of my car. Oh yes. It still smells just lovely in there. So yeah…since I never got the goods on Friday, I treated myself on Monday. Winking smile

Mid-Morning Snack

A piece of banana bread + a small banana

banana bread

Love, love, LOVE this banana bread. Most definitely my new favorite recipe!


Deli turkey, provolone, lettuce, and avocado on a sandwich thin with honey mustard + some baby carrots and grape tomatoes


I was really feelin’ the idea of a turkey sandwich while I was grocery shopping over the weekend, so I made sure to pick up some extra deli meat (Jay usually eats the majority of it). Sometimes, a sandwich just really hits the spot.

Mid-Afternoon Snack

Some broken up saltines + peanut butter.

saltines and peanut butter

A little random, maybe? Well, the reason for the extra saltines stems from a little “Minute to Win It” challenge that I held at work on Monday (I run them every other Monday in the office for a little fun!). This week’s challenge was to eat 6 saltines in a minute. So funny. So much harder than it sounds (I think I just barely finished 4). I thoroughly enjoyed all the leftover crumbs. Winking smile

After-Work Snack

Soooo, the bag of all reds and pinks Starburst jelly beans is really where it’s at.

starburst reds jelly beans

I snacked on that by about 10x while soaking up all sorts of play time with my smiley guy.




Thanks once again to my girl, Kristen, we had a delicious dinner at home. Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper, to be exact.

homemade hamburger helper

I followed her recipe exactly, only subbing in ground chicken for beef and brown rice for white (it’s what I already had on hand). FYI: If you make it with brown rice, just be prepared for it to need to cook a bit longer and require a bunch of extra liquid. Flavor-wise though? AWESOME.


Because there’s always room…

ben & jerry's rockin blondies

Did you know that Ben and Jerry’s has flavors that are exclusive to Target? I found this flavor one of the last times I was there and there was just no way I couldn’t pick it up. It’s really good. Not my favorite, but really good.

Okay friends, there’s another WIAW in the books! I’m SO looking forward to today…I’m off work for the day and have quite a fun day planned. I’ll be back tomorrow with details (as long as I can keep my act together and make the time to do that). Winking smile

Happy Wednesday, friends!


  1. says

    Okay, now I’m on a mission to find that B&J flavor! Blondies? Seriously? Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better. :)

    Have a great day lady!

  2. says

    I completely agree with you that posting for WIAW is something I look forward to. I may be a “healthy living” blogger, but honestly, I don’t do a good job of balancing my meals and snacks every day. I often miss out on a lot of protein and WIAW reminds me of this :-).

    Also agree with your red/pink Starburst jelly beans comment. Love that they have just a bag of them. When I first started dating my BF, I used to say “You’re like my red Starburst!” I guess it was code for you’re the best 😉
    Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted..WIAW: Because I can’t run WITH Cupcakes

  3. says

    We love Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper – It is our go to when we do not want to do anything big for dinner. We do not make that cheese sauce to go on top (I usually just melt some shredded cheddar on top) & Tim takes the chips in his lunch the next day. We eat it out of one bowl with the Tostitos Scoops :) I also make it for parties now as a dip.
    Ashlee @ Ash’s Right Direction recently posted..Frustrated with Myself WIW

  4. Kat says

    Hi Courtney!

    Random question unrelated to this post (which sound delish btw!)

    My son is 11 weeks old and I have to return to work in about 3 weeks (wahh! :( )
    He has had a bottle of breast milk about once a week since he was around 3 weeks old, but I want to start giving him bottles more often so that he is not totally confused once I go to work and that’s all he will get until I get home in the evening.

    So far, he isn’t taking them that great and I was just wondering what brand of bottles you use? The brand I have seems too firm for him. I would like to continue nursing in the morning before work, evening, and weekends for as long as possible so getting him used to switching back and forth is important to me.

    Thank you!!

  5. says

    I cannot get over how expressive Lucas is getting! He is such a beautiful little boy. :) On a completely different note-that ice cream looks amazing-I LOVE all things blondie. I live in NYC but must find a Target asap.
    Laura @ In This Moment recently posted..Young Girl

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