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Lunch Variety

by Meghann on May 7, 2009

I had been looking forward to my lunch all morning as I carefully constructed it’s contents in my head. I was craving a bunch of things at once, so I incorporated it all into a platter lunch. This way I got a little taste of everything and it forces me to stop and enjoy my food as I use my hands to take bites.

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There was a lot of chewing, crunching and num num numming as a result of this plate.

My plate assortment focused on my new BTR 4 Nuts Butter that had also played a role in my breakfast cookie this morning.

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This time I used it as a dipping tool for the assortment of Pears, Carrots and Tempeh (Yes, I dipped my Tempeh in the nut butter) on my plate.

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The dipping of the fruit, veggies and protein really forced me to stop and taste the nut butter. The combination of the 4 nuts blended smoothly into this flavorful concoction and it made me wonder why people don’t combine nuts in nut butters more often. I mean seriously what else could we have been missing out on there? If and when I finally get a decent food processor that will create a decent nut butter I promise to have a combination of every nut known to man out there. Don’t be surprised if I make a 7 nut butter..lol

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To round out my yummy plate I also had left over Steamed Green Beans and a few Mary’s Gone Crackers for crunch.

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And some Brie and Pickle.

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For something sweet I had one of Melissa’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies.

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It was definitely a full plate of lots of fun different things.

The best part about having a plate of variety is the fun combinations I can come up with. For instant here was a favorite combo of mine: Cracker, Nut Butter, Brie, and Tempeh!

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It may sound odd, but it was delish!! I think I had three crackers that were identical to this one. 🙂

This morning I continued my sampling of Blue Mountain Organic products and had a serving of their Better Than Roasted Tropical Love Bites.

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These babies are like mini chewy cookies made of nothing but Cashews, Mango, papaya, Pineapple, Coconut and Spices.

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Upon first bite, I was reminded of tropical fruit leather. I am very sad that the cashew did not have a more prominent flavor, but overall the tropical flavor was definitely there with all of the lovely tropical fruits shining through.

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In addition to the super fun giveaway the kind people at Blue Mountain Organics are offering 10% of all sales generated from my blog to be donated to a charity of my choice. How cool is that?

I have always been a bid advocate for Feeding America and have indicated for the 10% to go directly to their wonderful efforts. Feeding America – formerly America’s Second Harvest – strives to not let any American go hungry with their locally run food banks all across the country. Food should never always be a priority to a family and Feeding America makes sure of that.

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1 Pearl May 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm

i love this spread!

2 Sara May 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm

What a great combo of flavors! Lunch looks great.

3 life coach jen May 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

That lunch looks so awesome, I need to do something like that with lots of different flavors and textures.

4 Jennifer May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Love the lunch platter. I always feel more full when I eat like that because you get a little bit of everything you crave!

5 Sheri May 7, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Your lunch looks so delish! You made me hungry…just about my lunch time right now!

6 Jen May 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Mm, I love smorgasbord lunch plates! You get a little bit of everything you crave, even if they don’t match all that well. 😉

7 runeatrepeat May 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Where did you get that star plate? I love it.

8 brandi May 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm

beautiful lunch! i love plates like that.

9 Tanya May 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Wow – nice spread – I’m a nut butter virgin and I think it’s about time I expand my horizons.

10 Bec May 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I love lunch platters, they are the best!

11 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

The lunch platter looks amazing! I personally love a lot of my plate for my meals a la platters. So good!

I love that part of the proceeds are going to charity! Awesome!

12 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats May 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

OMG that platter looks awesome!! Love that brie!

13 Island Girl Eats May 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm
14 Melissa May 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm

tapas style eating, my absolute favorite. I think this is my favorite IWOACG lunch ever. yum!

15 Lauren May 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Awesome tasting-plate! I had a lunch that combined a bunch of different foods also… so much fun 🙂

16 runsarah May 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm

What a fun spread – I need to try that! I think you have the best plate collection out of any blogger, too 😉

17 rhodeygirl May 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

That is my FAVORITE type of lunch, and the only kind PB and I make together on the weekends.

18 Kristine May 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I think it is so ironic that your blog is one of my most favorite food blogs because you come up with some of the craziest mixtures of food…and I NEVER mix food together…for some reason! For example, I eat yogurt, cereal, and oatmeal in the morning, ALL SEPARATE! HAHA…weird, huh?!

19 Stephanie May 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I love the star plate – it really accentuates the beautiful spread. You’re a star too! 😉

I love the combo ideas too – I put all sorts of wacky stuff together (I share your love of BBQ sauce), so its nice to see there is someone else out there… My husband thinks I’m nuts … until he tries it!

20 Danielle May 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Wow that lunch looks great! It was probably so much fun to eat.
I love the plate you used as well.

21 janetha May 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm

haha like everyone else i also came to say i love the plate! and i love the randomness that was your lunch.

22 ksgoodeats May 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I loooooove tasting plates! So much variety! How nice of them to donate 10% – truly a great company!

23 Emily May 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

great looking lunch, I love “platters” like that!

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24 Danica May 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Fun lunch! I LOVE snack plates especially when they include nut butter!

25 RunToFinish May 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

you know when I want a bunch of things, I just dish up little servings of each…and keep going back in to get the other thing. Why didn’t it occur to me to make one pretty looking plate, so I wouldn’t have to get up after every 4 bites to go get something.

26 Kath May 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I think your flavor combos sound awesome!

27 lilveggiepatch May 7, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Platter meals are so satisfying. I love having so many tastes and textures!

28 broccolihut May 8, 2009 at 12:07 am

Love that star plate!

29 Nicole May 8, 2009 at 6:48 am

I love your plate! It’s so cute.

I went to a health foods restaurant yesterday and I saw that nut butter there, I went to purchase it but when I got to the register I realized it was EIGHTEEN DOLLARS! Yikes!! You lucky lady!

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