WIAW: An Exciting Dessert

Well, just when I thought I was done with this whole cold and sickness thing…

Thankfully, I’m not dealing with another full-blown cold, but rather, the remnants of the one I’m still apparently trying to get rid of. It has now traveled down to my chest so I am sporting one heck of a sexy cough. Oh yeah, and the whole breathing thing is sort of an issue now…


Ugh. My biggest hurdle with the average cold has always been when it eventually lands in my chest and and aggravates my asthma. It’s pretty much inevitable and leaves me tight chested and wheezy. So I got to get all cozy with my fancy nebulizer last night. I know you’re jealous.

Said cold + asthma acting up has put a bit of a damper on the workout front (go figure…just when I was starting to get back in a groove again). I’m thinking I may attempt some yoga or Pilates tonight and work on easing back into things again, but meh…we’ll see how that goes.

But anywho…back to the topic of this post. Today’s WIAW post features all of Monday’s eats, with the exception of the yummy dessert you’ll see at the bottom. Let’s goooo!


A piece of Veggielicious Egg Casserole + half a banana (Lucas had the other half) + an unphotographed half a piece of banana bread + coffee.


Breakfast was eaten at home because Lucas had a doctor’s appointment at 9am that morning, so we had a little extra time at home (no complaining here!). The appointment went fairly quick, so I dropped him off at the sitter and then headed off to work…but not before stopping at DD’s for another cookie dough iced coffee.


That’s a recycled photo from the weekend, but it was the same thing. And equally delicious.

Mid-Morning Snack

A little while later it was time to do the pumping thang, so I snacked on a big piece of cinnamon sugar crusted banana bread while I took care of that.

banana bread

And when I say big piece, I’m not kiddin’!

banana bread

I can’t get enough of the stuff.


It had probably been a week or two since I last took the time to make a salad for lunch, so this one was much anticipated.


I filled it with all the usual veggies, in addition to deli turkey, avocado, and dried cranberries with a raspberry walnut vinaigrette + croutons. Lots and lots of croutons.

And, side note…how cool are these snack bags?


I was looking for some of the regular snack baggies at Walmart the other day and came across these with the portions pre-labeled on there. I’m a fan!


I never wound up having an afternoon snack (from what I can remember…?) so I was more than ready for dinner. It was one of the first evenings in a while that was gorgeous while we were home, so we fired up the grill for the first time of the season.


We had Italian-marinated grilled chicken, oven roasted potatoes, and sautéed zucchini, which all tasted so incredibly delicious. Man, I wish we could grill year-round (without freezing our rear ends off).

Shortly after finishing dinner, I found myself in the fridge grabbing for one of my friend Mal’s peanut butter balls…

peanut butter balls

She sent me home with some on Saturday evening and I’ve been snacking on one or two every day since. They’re sooooo stinkin’ good.


No, I don’t count said peanut butter ball from above dessert. That was more of a “snack in passing.” So a couple of hours later, I rummaged around the kitchen to see what sounded good. Monday night’s dessert was actually a small dish of ice cream, but I’m more excited to share last night’s dessert with ya instead…


Okay guys, seriously. Vanilla Greek yogurt + melted cookie butter swirled in. You MUST try this. It is so. freakin. good. I also added in some mini chocolate chips because, well, why not?

greek yogurt with cookie butter

Well, that about sums up another WIAW around heeeeere. I’ll catch you guys later!

What desserts have you guys been diggin’ these days?


  1. says

    I gave up on having the cookie butter in my house because Jim would eat it non stop on everything and a jar would last 4 days… At least in yogurt though its a little healthy! He’d put it ON COOKIES
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  2. says

    Ugh, sorry you are still feeling lousy. Hopefully it is on its way out!

    Wow, that dessert sounds amazing! It’s definitely going on my must try list. :)

  3. says

    Oh my goshhhh that dessert looks fan-freaking-tastic. I forgot that we had a jar of Biscoff in our pantry, but you just reminded me that I could put some of that stuff to good use 😉
    Lately, my “dessert” has bee dried figs with Greek yogurt. I love the balance of tangy and sweet!
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  4. says

    OK I need to try that coffee ASAP. Unfortunately we don’t have Dunkin where I live! I’m honestly considering the hour drive just to try it though.
    Have a happy hump day :)
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  5. says

    Grilled food is my FAVORITE! We plan on doing a lot of it in the coming weeks and months! Love your Greek yogurt/cookie butter concoction – yum! I’ve been loving ice cream and chocolate for dessert lately. It’s already so darn hot here in Arizona that ice cream instantly comes to my mind for dessert!
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  6. Betty says

    Oh my – the yougurt with cookie butter and chips – must try – freeze it and we’ve got ice cream? maybe? – I was already to ask where you got the bags when you answered – can’t wait to go get some.
    Feel better –

    • Courtney says

      Bahaha…you’re right, it actually doesn’t look that big in the picture, does it? I guess it seemed a lot bigger when I was eating it! 😉

  7. says

    I love huge slices of banana bread. Looks so awesome!

    Hope you feel better soon! I must say–the Breathe oil (from doTERRA) that I use has helped me so much with congestion, and with baby L’s wheezing she had one night. It’s a great natural remedy that could help 😉

    Desserts I am loving–cookie butter! Ice cream! Chocolate!
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  8. Ashley M says

    That cookie butter is amazing!!! I always try to pick some up when I visit the states!! And my oh my do I love grilling…anything really! SO yummy!

  9. says

    In my opinion, there is NO such thing as a small piece of banana bread. Go big or go home. 😉 As for dessert, I’ve been loving ice cream. I tried to cut myself off after pregnancy, but it’s making a comeback. (You’d think nightly after 9 months would be the end of it, but nope!)
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  10. says

    that cookie dough pb and greek yogurt looks amaaaaazinggggg and something i need to try asapppppppp. umm and those peanut butter balls.. sweet tooth much over here?? ahh this pics are killin me :)

  11. says

    Your yellow flats are adorable! :) I had an amazing banana, peanut butter chocolate smoothie to satisfy my sweet tooth the other night. It was awesome because I feel so addicted to sugar that all I want is the really bad stuff usually, haha.
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  12. says

    Okay I’m pretty sure that cookie butter thing is genius – like seriously I need to write it down style genius. Like I’m going to go to the store and get some cookie butter as soon as I get back from NY genius.

    Anywho…so I have a problem. In my new job, I’m going to be marketing director of a coffee company that compete with Dunkin Donuts. I am not sure I will be going there anymore. CAN.YOU.BELIEVE.IT? I thought I’d never part with Dunkin…Maybe I’ll just try that cookie dough iced coffee before my start date…
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  13. Cara says

    Oof, I know that nebulizer feeling all too well. :( I hope you’re feeling MUCH better ASAP! <3

    Those portion-sized baggies are totally new to me. Very cool find!


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