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Party Platter Lunch

by Meghann on February 20, 2009

At yesterday’s corporate meeting my main focus was the cake. I knew I wanted cake and the idea of filling up on veggies was the furthest thing on my mind. However, after I had the cake and noticed the still full trays of vegetables, cheese and crackers around the room, I knew there was no way I could turn down all of the free food. So instead of ruining my dinner last night, I loaded up a plate of left overs to enjoy with my lunch today.

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I like to call this lunch a Party Platter meal. I took all of the wonderful left over party food and created a very filling and satisfying lunch.

On my plate I had Kiwi, Crackers, an assortment of Cheeses….

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….Broccoli, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Jalapeno Hummus…..

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…..Grapes, Apples and Cashew Butter.

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I think I named it all. 🙂

It was a fun lunch that took a while to eat because of all the little bites and chewing. It was also good to know the food did not go to waste.

I also managed to squeeze in a piece of Godiva for dessert.

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And had a serving of Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix for a mid morning snack.

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank you

A big thanks to Ashley over at Healthy Ashley for her wonderful donation to my TNT page today. 🙂

Also, since so many of you were interested in how Audrey enjoyed her Blogging Bake Sale Treats, here are some posts from a couple of other bloggers who have been raving about her goodies.

And on a final note my blog has been featured today on the Finest Foodies Friday over at The Left Over Queen. I feel so honored to be featured and welcome any new readers who have clicked through. 🙂

1 ksgoodeats February 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What a beautiful “left over” lunch 🙂

2 brandi February 20, 2009 at 1:43 pm

the party plate looks great – I love when I have enough stuff to make stuff like that!

3 VeggieGirl February 20, 2009 at 1:46 pm

HOLY YUM!!

4 Mica February 20, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Good for you, keeping all those things from going to waste!

5 Allison February 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm

That’s one darn good looking meal! 🙂

6 Krista February 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Your plate of goodies looks wonderful!! I love diving into the veggies and fruit at work functions!

7 Emily February 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Smart thinking with those leftovers! Yeah free food!

8 healthy ashley February 20, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Thanks for mentioning me 🙂 I hope you exceed your goal by double!

9 Beadie February 20, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Great lunch!

10 Betsy February 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I love the way those kiwis are cut!

11 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

YUM!!!

12 onalobsterplacemat February 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Love the platter lunch!

13 Amelia February 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Great looking lunch! Enjoy the rest of your afternoon! 🙂

14 Shelby February 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I love snacky plates like that!

15 Bec February 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I love the idea of a lunch platter, in the summer I do this all the time with the leftovers from events at the golf club. The kitchen staff jokes that I always work after functions so I can go visit them and eat the leftovers from the lunch buffet!

16 dailygoods February 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm

wow congats on being one of the finest foodies! you truely are 🙂 wooo

17 Marissa February 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Great plate! (Especially the jalapeno hummus!)
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18 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Delicious plate! I love picking at little healthy foods like that!

19 Anna February 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm

That lunch is awesome! Yay recycling!

20 Sharon February 20, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Wow, I love it. And I love how the kiwi are sliced, so cute!

21 Sammie February 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm

What a great lunch!!! And all the colors are so beautiful. Have fun on your ride this evening.

22 luckytastebuds February 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Hi there! The colors on the plate are goooorgeous. Congratulations on the fab foodies feature!! It’s always so awesome when others recognize how much effort and great work you put into creating your wonderful blog!! 🙂

23 Dori February 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I can never turn down free food — unfortunately in my case it tends to be cookies, cake and chocolates ALL the time!

24 Danielle February 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

What a great “party platter” and it’s awesome you didn’t let all those fresh veggies go to waste!

25 lauren (athlEAT) February 20, 2009 at 4:17 pm

beautiful lunch! and congrats on being a featured finest foodie – you most definitely are!

26 snackface February 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Gosh, awesome, awesome lunch platter! A big mix of little things is always so fun! Congrats on being featured- that’s big time!

27 Olga February 20, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I love that pumpkin spice mix, is that from Target? It’s addictive! And I love that you took the leftover treats and turned them into lunch! Fabulous idea and eats

28 JvilleJessica February 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Do you eat before or after you run in the mornings?

29 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Way to rock those leftovers! It would have hurt me deeply to see it thrown out.

30 eatingbender February 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

LOL! Why yes, yes I have already had an entire loaf 😉 It’s delicious!!

That spread looks delicious. Glad you squeezed in some Godiva, too.

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