Leftoverandoverandovers

July 3, 2012

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Nothin’ like leftovers for a super fast and filling lunch! Matt and I spent hours discussing how much of each of the low country boil components we should buy and luckily we had more than enough – too much! I’m glad we’re still getting our money’s worth : )  I think this is the last day I would be ok eating the leftovers though – but my did they taste delicious all heated up with some ketchup.

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Karen cut open a sweet cantaloupe on the side –

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Hot lunch eaten in the cool air! I went for a walk earlier and nearly melted. Thankfully I had a whole bottle of icy water to sip on the way.

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1 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Looks like all the shrimp were devoured! (or you just weren’t in a shellfish kinda mood) Cantaloupe looks nice and juicy!

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2 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

We ate them all last night for dinner!

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3 wesley @ the way home July 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

All you need to go with that is some crawfish!

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4 Rachel July 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

omg that corn lol I’ve been obsessed with it lately.. it’s so sweet!

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5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

We always have a hard time judging how much of each thing to buy for the low country boil. I always make chowder out of what’s left. Your lunch looks perfect for a summertime meal! Enjoy the rest of your day Kath!

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6 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Chowder is a great idea!!

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7 Lauren July 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Ahh the neverending leftovers! As an RD, do you get nervous about finishing things up within a certain time? What’s your limit? I know some who are die hard food safety people and others who are much more lax about it.

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8 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I am definitely more lax than the average person – hoping all the healthy bacteria and a good immune system will cover my butt. I’ll eat things on the border, but I would never take a risk with something that I KNEW was contaminated or smelled funky or sat out beyond the recommended limits.

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9 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mmmm the corn looks lovely! I’ve got a few cobs at home and I can’t wait to throw them on the grll tonight!

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10 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I still haven’t had any corn on the cob yet this year…must change that!

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11 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Leftovers make for tasty meals…looks great! That cantelope looks amazing! Big thunderstorms keep rolling through interspersed with sunshine…hope the power stays!

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12 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Haha I definitely get tired of leftovers after a while, although my dad could eat Thanksgiving leftovers forever!

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13 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I hate cutting canteloupe, but that looks delicious right about now!

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14 Donna July 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

You could cut some of that corn off the cob and put it in one of your tossed salads! Make a shrimp dip w/ cream cheese/pecans/hot sauce, or a chilled shrimp/rice salad.
Or you could just send the leftovers to me! I would die to have some of that right now. I am headed to the farmer’s market at 4:30—to see if the guy is there selling shrimp! You have me craving it now!

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15 Angel7 July 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

That cantaloupe looks good & sweet!

You are melting while we got torrential downpour earlier. We need the rain, though!

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16 Tiffany July 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hey Kath,

I wanted to ask your opinion on eating out…

Do you think eating out consistently can cause weight gain? Many people eat out at least four or five times a week and have very slender figures. Is it just about being mindful about what you order and also living an active lifestyle or can eating out too much in general just cause weight gain regardless of what you order?

Also, dessert for me out is an occasional treat. Definitely not everyday..

When you order food out, how do you choose a healthful meal?

Thank you! I really love your blog! Its always inspiring to see you choose healthy meals :)

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17 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

The only way to gain weight is to eat more than you burn. The problem with eating out is that there are so many hidden calories – in the form of oils and fats in the cooking – that makes it hard. Could you “eat out” and get a salad with dressing on the side topped with some protein perhaps a roll from the bread basket and LOSE weight eating out – absolutely. You just have to be careful ordering the dishes that are finished in oils or swimming in butter (these can be gourmet too – like fancy mussels! Doesn’t have to be fast food).

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18 Tiffany July 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thank you! I really appreciate your response :)

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19 Cathy July 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

On the subject of eating out, I notice you never mention going to Taco Bell or whatever. What are your thoughts on it? I do my best to eat real foods and shop healthy for groceries. I “hear” Kath in my ear when shopping. LOL

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20 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I really have no desire or taste for fast food. Plus the meat used is not something I’d like to support. I wouldn’t be opposed to a Wendy’s baked potato or a salad from one of those places and the higher end places like Panera and Chipotle are places I sometimes go, but for the most part, I feel like my meals on this earth are numbered and I want to eat as high quality foods as possible.

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21 Cathy July 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I agree completly Kath. I guess I just needed reassurance that I am not too finicky. I despise fast food. I also dislike food in a box ie…frozen dinners.

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22 Carrie July 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I swam yesterday (like you I really struggle just getting to the pool and once I’m there I always really enjoy it.) Anyway, I’m 32 weeks pregnant and swimming felt great and was such a nice reprieve from the heat. Just a random thought in case you hadn’t been swimming lately – I encourage it!

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23 KathEats July 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Going to try to go this week!

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24 Kathryn @ Mamacado July 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Looks like a great summer meal!

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25 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama July 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Corn on the cob! Nothing screams summer than fresh corn. Love!

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26 Annette @FitnessPerks July 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love a good spread of ketchup on my leftovers too! ;)

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27 Sara July 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Looks yummy Kath!

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28 jane July 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

last day for potatoes and corn? i would eat those until they are all gone, they dont go bad :-)

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29 Johanna B July 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Happy 4th to you and yours.

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30 Janna July 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I thought of you when I read this homemade Larabar recipe today! :)

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31 Janna July 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm
32 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner July 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I finally had a Low Country Boil for the first time this last weekend. It always looks so good on your blog, and it tasted even better! I wouldn’t mind eating it as leftovers either, but my family devoured it so quickly, there were no leftovers. :)

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33 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I love putting together leftovers. Sometimes you end up with something better than the original meals!

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34 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning July 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I had a ton of leftover corn after my Memorial Day party and cut it all off the cob- and froze it! I know it sounds weird, but eating frozen corn kernels is SO good!

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35 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 4, 2012 at 4:03 am

Whenever we make food for a party, I always make about 3 times as much as we need as leftovers certainly go down well in our house.

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36 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 4, 2012 at 5:23 am

I Love leftovers!!

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37 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

The cantaloupe just reminded me that we have one waiting to be cut up in our fridge! We’ve had so many different fruits in my house this summer, yet somehow no cantaloupe yet…I should go cut ours up now!

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38 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Ooooh if you did a how-to Southern Crawfish Boil, I think we would all be in heaven :) #winkwinknudgenudge ;)

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