I’m so glad I no longer fear food.
I mean really, I freakin’ love food. Adore it even. Of course not to the point of obsession (ok, so that part’s a lie), but I digress. The point here is that, food is delicious and I love to eat it. Not all food is created equal however. Sorry bacon lovers, but that stuff ain’t ever passing through these lips! Bleh. I’ve been eating some pretty delicious bites lately though, and since WIAW is all about the food love, I thought I’d share some of it with ya!
First up let’s talk breakfasts….
I long for oats guys, I really do, but the weather and my time constraints in the morning (ie, too much time spent blogging) has been keeping me from my beloved oats in the mornings. I’m not quite sure how, but in the absence of my oats, my love for toast and eggs has grown immensely. Clearly my breakfasts have been less than extravagant, but thus far they have been working for me. Sometimes I dress up the toast (like the 1st pic) and other times I keep it dry (I’m not the only one who likes dry toast am I?). Point is, the egg-toast combo works for me, although with rain forecasted for later this week, I’ve got my fingers crossed for an oat emergence.
Moving on to lunch…
Sometimes we just need a little help am I right? Well, that’s been me as of late. No inspiration for lunch whatsoever, and though I typically do the whole snack-my-way-through-lunch thing, I’ve been trying to make an effort to have more well rounded meals. And yes, I do think that Annie’s Mac & Cheese counts towards a well rounded meal, so don’t hate on me. At least I added broccoli right?
And then there’s dinner…
Effortless, simple, and easy to prepare. That’s pretty much where my head is at when I’m in the kitchen these days if you couldn’t tell. Which is probably why this happened the other night… That’s right. I begged and groveled until Ninja took me out to dinner. Ok, that’s a total lie. I never have to beg and grovel to get Ninja to go out. He loves eating out and would do it everyday if we weren’t married (no, I’m not kidding). At least I kept it healthy right?
That is of course until this happened…
There literally are no words for this. Let me just say, I have shared quite a few brownie sundaes with Ninja in our years together, but never have I literally battled him with my spoon to get the last bite. That brownie was downright sinful.
So there you have it. My (somewhat) boring foods as of late, unless of course you throw in that brownie sundae. There wasn’t anything boring about that magical dessert!
What do you do when your inspiration in the kitchen fades?
Don’t mind me, I’m just over here sipping on my third cup of coffee of the morning. No worries, I’m switching to decaffeinated tea after this cup. Maybe.
Anywho, remember how a while back avocado pudding was like…all the rage? I mean literally every single blog I went to seemed to be posting a new recipe. And I’m going to be straight with you – I probably tried them all. However, whether they were sweetened with dates, naners, agave or stevia, I have found through all the trials that honey is probably my favorite. Just putting it out there, honey is pretty much the cat’s meow in my book. I could bathe in that stuff, which I kind of do seeing as how I use it as a facial mask, but that’s mostly so that I can lick my lips when bits of it seep onto them (have I completely and utterly freaked you out now?)
Personal preference aside, the great thing about avocado pudding is how utterly versatile it is. Just because I use honey here, doesn’t mean you couldn’t sub whatever the heck you wanted in it’s place. I actually think the thickness of the honey helps with the consistency, but that could just be me trying to convince you it’s the best option
Made creamy by an avocado, this pudding is naturally sweetened with honey!
- 1 large avocado
- 1/4 Cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 Cup almond milk
- 1/4 Cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Place everything into a powerful blender and blend away!! Should reach a creamy consistency within minutes. Place in fridge to chill, then dig in!
I’ve actually been considering using this pudding in some sort of pudding pie recipe. Maybe a graham cracker crust, avocado pudding, cool whip and chocolate shavings? Mmmm ok well now I’m craving chocolate and it’s still only 7:30AM here. Crap.
I’ve actually been thinking of making a big batch of this stuff to bring up to Daddy’s for Turkey Day. I was thinking as an appetizer of sort. Maybe with graham crackers and pretzels or bananas to dip in it? I know I’d be all over it, I’m just not so sure my family would. Hmmm to experiment or not to experiment….
Ever tried avocado pudding?
What’s your favorite sweetener?
Who knew taking a rest could be so difficult?
I try to rest. I really really do, but some weeks I just can’t do it. Seeing as how that was my main form of abuse when I was in the midst of my ED (exercise abuse), I wish I could tell you that I had dedicated rest days each week that I would never dare think of skipping.
But that would be a lie.
My set rest day during soccer season (which is now) is to take Monday off. I workout Tuesday through Saturday and then have game day on Sunday. Typically I have to drag myself through Monday. My body hurts, my head is foggy, and I’m just all around exhausted, so forcing myself to rest really isn’t that hard.
Unless of course I have a bad game, which I did this past Sunday.
Let me just lay it out for you here. We were up 2-0 at the end of the 1st half, only to lose 4-2. Yikes. To add insult to injury, I started the 2nd half at forward, only to end the game at defense. Talk about a demotion.
It was hard to deal with. I came home and cried to Ninja about how unfair it all was. About how I work so hard, train so much, and yet have horrible games where I feel like I can do nothing right. So of course when Monday rolled around, I refused to let myself rest. By the time I made it home from work I was barely keeping my eyes open, my ribs hurt when I breathed in deeply, and my left hip was shooting pains down my leg with each step.
Did I rest? Of course not, because I’m an idiot.
And exactly what I thought would happen, happened. My workout sucked. I couldn’t get warm and loose because my body was so tired and stiff. I couldn’t get my intensity up because my brain was so fogged and my body was so exhausted. Shoot, I could barely lift the dumbbells because of how many times I had to push myself off the ground Sunday.
REST IS YOUR FRIEND.take a cue from this pup!
I think I’m going to make that my new mantra. Maybe get it tatted on my hand or something? Just kidding about the tat part, but really. I need to somehow remind myself how much my body needs rest, because man oh man IT NEEDS IT.
I feel like I have to re-learn this lesson every month. I get on a pretty good schedule with rest days and then BAM! something comes along and shoots the entire thing to hell. Something like a bad soccer game or a bad night of eating (ie binging) or even a comment someone makes. It’s little things that tend to send my mind spinning, and when my mind gets going, my body pretty much suffers because of it. Has anyone figured out how to switch off the brain yet? Because that would be pretty helpful to me….
Do you have designated rest days?
How do you deal with the guilt that comes from not working out?
You’ve all seen that ridiculous camel hump day commercial right? If you haven’t, don’t look it up. It’s really not worth getting in your head. Now I can’t get through a Wednesday without thinking about it. Stupid camel. Since this month’s WIAW theme is all about falling into good habits, I wanted to touch on something this week. My habits this fall have been…well, not that good to be honest. But, if there is one thing I’ve learned through this recovery process, it’s just that. It’s a process. I’ve learned to roll with the punches so to speak, and not dwell on things. One of the things I try to stay clear of?
The dreaded calorie count
Now I could probably write a billion blog posts about calories, but for the sake of my mind and your attention span on one topic, let’s just skip over that and get to the main point.
I at one time was obsessed with calories. They ruled my life. I finally kicked them to the curb. And haven’t looked back since.
It’s easy to let the thoughts creep back in though, especially with my metabolism firing on all cylinders (constantly). Some days I feel like I’m shoving food into my mouth nonstop, while others I eat three meals and that’s it.
If I was still counting calories: I would actually measure out my nut butter. Does anyone do that? Yep, I had my little tablespoon scooper out each morning. Now a days, I just shove my spoon in and pull out a dollop. No more measuring for me!
plain chobani, granola, berries, PB & persimmon jam
If I was still counting calories: I’d be eating my rice cakes plain. Rice cakes are the queen of the diet foods right? I literally used to eat those things all day long, but I never would put anything on them. Just plain rice cakes. Sounds appetizing right?
Nope, try boring.
brown rice cake topped with cream cheese, apple slices & cinnamon
Side Note: I could not find my cinnamon all morning and I literally was having a tantrum! I stomped my feet, yelled at my cabinets, and sent my hubby a nasty text. He was after all, the last one in the spice cabinet. No one gets between me and my cinnamon!!
If I was still counting calories: I’d stay away from any and all forms of cheese. Maybe that explains why I crave it like no tomorrow now? I do still buy reduced fat cheeses, but I am no longer afraid of full fat cheese. I have no problems going out to a restaurant and ordering a cheese laden dish anymore (although it can tear my tummy apart sometimes, so I do my best to rein it in!).
homemade wheat mac & cheese with broccoli
If I was still counting calories: I wouldn’t have a post workout snack. Why on earth would I put more calories in my body when I had just spent all that time burning calories off?! Ugh, I want to kick myself when I think back to my old habits… For the love of all things holy people PLEASE refuel after a workout!
plain chobani, persimmon slices & half a homemade banana muffin
If I was still counting calories: I would never add toppings to anything. That means I would have toast plain, yogurt toppingless and oatmeal would have just a touch of cinnamon. I couldn’t risk adding in those extra calories. Good thing I’ve moved on past that fear…
turkey chili topped with cheese & avocado
Now don’t get me wrong, while I no longer count calories, I am still aware of them. I’m not living in blissful ignorance, trust me. I still have my good days and bad days when it comes to calories, but I am finding more and more that the good days are coming more than the bad days. I am no longer crippled by my fear of calories and am no longer obsessed with tracking them. While sometimes I still feel like a loser in this ED battle, the fact that I don’t count calories any more is enough for me to call it a win.
Do you tend to eat foods because of the calorie amount?
Are you a toppings kind of girl? I add more food on top of almost everything!
Happy Hug-A-Service-Man Day!
Well, everyday should be hug-a-service-man day, but that’s just my opinion. Either way, be sure to give thanks to our vets today! I was sure to snuggle up to my father in law this morning, but then quickly took back my gratitude hug when I noticed he didn’t bring me Starbucks. Ok, so that’s not true, but I did flash him my best mopey face.
Anywho, remember that chili recipe I promised to share with ya’ll? Well, here it is…finally. My bad. Kind of forgot. But hey, better late than never right? RIGGGHHHHTTTT!
This recipe comes from mommy #2. It’s simple, super easy, but so delicious. Also, can be made vegetarian!
1lb ground turkey (leave out to make vegetarian!)
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 bag frozen corn
2 T chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
sour cream (optional)
Heat some oil up in a big pot. Toss in the onion and garlic, letting it cook for about 5 minutes. Throw in the turkey (if using) and cook until brown. Dump in remaining ingredients and stir together. Set heat to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
NOTE: these pictures below are of the VEGETARIAN version. I typically add an extra can of black beans if I decide to go vegetarian as well, but the rest of the ingredients remain the same!
And just in case you were wondering, the cornbread is homemade as well!
Homemade Honey Cornbread
A little less sweet than traditional cornbreads, with just a hint of honey flavor!
1 Cup unbleached flour
1 Cup cornmeal
1 Tsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp sea salt
1/2 Cup honey
2 eggs, beaten slightly
1 Cup plain greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 375. Mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the honey, eggs and yogurt until combined. Stir into dry ingredients. Batter will be thick. Pour into greased 8×8 oiled pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
I may or may not have eaten an entire row out of the pan before the chili was done simmering. I made this right after I got home from my soccer game though, so I did have the whole oh-my-god-I-want-to-eat-everything-in-the-world thing happening for me. Although I probably still would’ve eaten an entire row by myself even if I hadn’t of just played a game, because cornbread is freaking tasty.
Are you a chili fan? Ninja is not. More for me!
I know I’m not the only one who totally adores these things….wait, I’m not right? Acca-awkward! (name that movie!)
A is for age: 24 years old going on 80. I swear everyday I wake up with a new body ache. I worked legs yesterday and somehow went to bed with a sore right shoulder. I mean really?!
B is for breakfast today: This morning was cardio bright and early, so breakfast is always eaten after. I snagged half a naner before my run just to get me through, but once I got home I grabbed something quick to refuel!
brown rice cake topped with chocolate PB & 1/2 naner – plain chobani, protein ball & bloobs
C is for currently craving: PIZZA!! Oh my gosh ever since I had all that cheese this weekend I have been craving pizza. I don’t know why I didn’t buy the stuff to make it homemade for dinner sometime this week, but I may just have to swing by the store to get the supplies because this craving is NOT going away. It also doesn’t help that with all the sports I watch the #1 commercial is Dominos or Pizza Hut!
D is for dinner tonight: hmmm well I have some leftover brown rice from mexican night earlier this week so I was thinking fried rice and orange chicken. I make this pretty decent orange chicken, no breading or anything, with a nice thick sauce that I toss with chunked chicken and broccoli. Sounds like a winner to me!
E is for favorite type of exercise: Lifting weights of course! Unless you count soccer as exercise, which I don’t, because I consider it more of a hobby
F is for an irrational fear: Dying in a plane crash and drowning in my car. I literally have a panic attack driving on bridges over deep waters. Ninja and I went to San Fran once to visit his gma and we had to cross that super big bridge (not the Golden Gate – the other one) and I was driving and I was about half way before I literally almost pulled the car over. I was shaking like a leaf. How pathetic.
G is for gross food: Fish. Noooo seafood for me. I can do tuna fish sandwiches and shrimp sometimes, but only if it’s been deveined and it’s baby shrimpies. Other than that it’s a big fat NO to fish.
H is for hometown: T-House! Sorry…old soccer chant. Seeing as how I split my childhood between my mom’s and dad’s, it was Torrance and Modesto.
I is for something important: Jesus, my Savior and sometimes the only thing that keeps me from slipping back to that dark place I clawed out of. These peeps are also pretty vital in my life.
SISSY LITTLE BRO & LITTLE SISSY
BESTIE – bahahaha she’s gunna kill me for this!
J is for current favorite jam: “The whole world’s sittin on a tickin bomb….and it’s about to explode.”
K is for kids: errrr love ‘em, but probably not going to have them. Maybe one day I don’t know. I can’t see myself as a mom.
L is for current location: Still stuck in my hometown. Maybe one day I’ll escape this city life, but Ninja and I’s roots are pretty firmly planted unfortunately.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Foooooood. Seriously though, it’s all I spend my money on these days. Well that or books. I was buying a new book every few days not too long ago!
N is for something you need: Courage. Because I’m a wimp and I can’t seem to pop out of this little bubble I’ve created for myself. Goodness gracious I never thought I’d be the one holding myself back from my own dreams.
O is for occupation: Secretary/Writer/Super hero. Oh wait, I wasn’t supposed to tell you guys that one was I? Guess my secrets out!
P is for pet peeve: Tardiness. Like for realz, get over yourself and get to your obligations on time! The worlds doesn’t revolve around you, so stop making everyone wait!
Q is for a quote: Because so many people don’t know the real me. Because so many don’t know about my past and my demons. THIS is strength to me. Fighting for yourself, when no one else even knows what’s going on.
R is for random fact about you: My toe nails and finger nails are never painted the same color. NEVER.
S is for favorite healthy snack: This is a hard one, but currently I guess my favorite snack has been roasted squash. I’ve been eating it plain, with dips, mixed into rice or quinoa, ect ect. I’ve just been eating it A LOT.
butternut & acorn squash
T is for favorite treat: bahahaha you can’t honestly expect me to pick one can you? Let’s see….
brownies, cheesecake, candy and ice cream – I think that covers everything right?
U is for something that makes you unique: Probably that I am more of a man than I am a woman. Not physically speaking obviously, but mentally. I prefer to talk sports, I’d rather workout hard and get dirty, and I can’t stand (like really really can’t stand) weak, poor-me type people. Grow a pair already!
V is for favorite vegetable: Probably broccoli or asparagus. Bonus points if it’s smothered in cheeeeeese!
homemade mac & cheese with broccoli
W is for today’s workout: Like I said, today was cardio, so I ran with my mom’s dog, then when I got home I did this little workout. Talk about some pain! I think next time this will be a stand alone workout. This was a little much the day after leg day!
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Wrist, ankles, knees, and back. I threw my MRI’s in there too, since that’s just basically one giant x-ray.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Yesterday was leg day, so that was pretty much the highlight! Work was eh, but my workout was the bomb.com. Which of course made today’s cardio pretty painful, but once my adrenaline kicked in and my muscles loosened up it wasn’t so bad.
Z is for your time zone: Seriously this is a question? It’s Pacific. Now you know what time it is where I am!
What’s your favorite treat?
What’s your favorite veggie?
I’ve got to be straight up real with you guys, I am still recovering from my little get away this weekend. While I tried my best to eat my normal foods, there was plenty of unplanned cheese and chocolate as well. No, I’m not saying I regret it by any means, I’m just saying my body is kind of still hating me. I’ve been keeping my foods plain and basic since I’ve been back, but holy tummy aches and sluggishness. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal in the next few days!
Breakfast: Nothing is simpler and easier on the tummy in my book than simple toast. Of course, it has to be smothered in peanut butter and jelly in order for it to be effective. I sliced up a huge organic gala and had half of it on the side! I have been missing my oats lately, but the weather has once again taken a turn in LA, and is now back up to 80. Bleh.
toast smothered with peanut butter & all natural jelly with apple slices
Snack: This snack attack happened post run, so I guess it’s more of post workout fuel than a snack. Either way, I was a hungry hungry hippo and snagged the quickest and most nutritious thing I could. By the way, rice cakes are not a diet food people. They are simply a vessel to be used however you wish. Load those babies up!
brown rice cake, mashed avocado, egg
Lunch: Creativity was seriously lacking at lunch time. I was hungry, but my tummy was still unsettled, so I opted for something pretty plain. I actually didn’t even really enjoy eating it, which was a major bummer. I mean, it was good, but it could’ve definitely used some more seasonings. I was just afraid of my stomach freaking out on me!
quinoa, chicken, and mrs. dash seasoning
Dinner: What happens when my tummy is fussy? Well, one of two things usually. One, I either skip eating altogether or two, I make soup. That’s what I opted to do this week! I busted out my mom’s chili recipe and whipped up some homemade corn bread to go on the side. I’ll share the recipe with you later in the week!
homemade vegetarian chili, avocado slices, cheese & homemade cornbread
Dessert: You didn’t think that because I was having some tummy issues I would skip dessert now did you?! Come on people, I’d hope you would know me better than that. I can’t function the next day if I don’t get my nightly sweet fix. Ok, so that’s not entirely true, but ending the night with something sweet is pretty much what gets me through the day sometimes.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie
I’m pretty sure I’m not going to get sick of these nuggets any time soon. I make a fresh batch every week almost!
What is your go-to nutritious meal to get you back on track after a few days of crazy eating?
Annnnnnnnnd I’m back!
Ninja and I had a little get away this weekend with some friends, heading up to Big Bear Friday to stay in a cabin. I was pretty apprehensive and nervous about it but as always, God knows what He’s doing, and I ended up having an amazing time. Here are a few things I learned this weekend….
I learned…that my “early” is much different than others. I told the other girls that I tend to get up early, and the others agreed that they would be up early as well. So, when I awoke Saturday morning at 6AM, I hoped in the shower and got ready for the day, then brewed up some coffee and waited for the others. And waited. And waited some more. It wasn’t until 8-830AM that the others started trickling out of their rooms. Needless to say, I finished the pot of coffee myself and used my spare time to catch up on some Bible reading.
Snuggled up with my Bible, some coffee, and a little light
I learned…that the new Starbucks Salted Carmel Frap is pure.freaking.sugar. While getting some groceries, my friend and I saw that Starbucks was passing out some free samples. We snagged one, not even knowing what the heck it was. Free coffee never needs to be questioned in my book. Except maybe when it’s the salted carmel frap. I’m still coming down from that sugar high.
My friend and I with our frap samples. And no, we didn’t plan on matching, we’re just cool like that
I learned….that mini golf is way more fun when you have an incentive. The guys decided to keep track of their score and tally it up after every 3 holes. The leader after those 3 holes didn’t have to do anything, but the others had to do push-ups based on their rank. 2nd place gets 5, 3rd gets 10, and so on and so forth. Well, I’m not one to turn down a challenge (or push-ups) so I was of course the only girl who played along with the push-up challenge. Did I mention I suck at mini golf? Ya, this girl got 3rd place pretty much every time…
I learned…that I snack just about as much as a pregnant woman. Yes, one of my friends who came is pregnant, and yes, she does snack a lot. I had no idea how much I snacked until I found myself eating whenever she did. Not that snacking is a bad thing, I’m just not entirely sure that eating as much as a pregnant woman does is that great either….
I picked up two of these while up at Big Bear to hold me over when we were away from the cabin and I honestly wasn’t that impressed. I lovvvvvve Kashi cereals, but this didn’t have much flavor to it at all. Kinda disappointing, but it did keep me satisfied till lunch!
I learned…that just because I am different than most women, I can still fit in. As I said above, I was really nervous about this trip. We only knew one couple that went, so the other 2 couples were going to be complete strangers. Ninja is so outgoing and loud, he has no issues fitting in, but I am somewhat reserved and private, so I wasn’t really sure how I would fit in amongst the other ladies. While I wouldn’t go as far to say we are best friends now, we did have some fun having “girl talk” Saturday night, and I was glad to be able to relax and just laugh with some other women.
The Group!! Minus the one taking the picture. She was able to jump in on another pic.
All in all, a fun weekend. I even got my friend turned on to my favorite Peppermint Tea. His wife texted me today asking for the name of it so she could buy it fom him. He and I were tea buddies this weekend
Well, I’ve got tons of catching up to do with your blogs, so off I go! Happy Monday!
Ever gone to a cabin for a vacation? It’s so much different than my typical city life and I love it!
Do you fit in easily with other women?
I had magical plans tonight of gorging myself full of Reese’s, Butterfingers, and candy corn, but after last night’s experience I think that won’t be happening. We had a church event last night for the kiddos in which I had 1 mini cupcake, 1 mini Almond Joy and a small bag of fresh popped popcorn and let me just tell you, my tummy was NOT pleased with me!! I went to bed feeling terrible and of course woke up feeling just as bad. Man, my body really doesn’t handle junk food well!
Maybe I’ll just have 1 Butterfinger tonight….It is Halloween after all right?
Speaking of candy, I saw this article yesterday and just had to share it. Being a health nut, I must admit that Halloween is one of those holidays that I’m glad only rolls around once a year. I mean, the amount of candy that kids can consume is quite frankly…disgusting, and yes, I was one of those kids who used to eat a pound of candy Halloween night.
Having said that, staying up till midnight eating all the best candy you’ve gathered is part of the fun. I did it every year as a kid, and I loved every stomach ache that came with it. Just because I’m a health freak doesn’t mean I want to change any of that either. It’s one day a year, and I think it’s actually a really great opportunity to teach a child about portion control. Let them have a few pieces of candy a day until their stash runs out. I seriously see nothing wrong with that!
But what this article is suggesting, is just down right unfair.
Here is the letter that the woman intends on handing out tonight to the “obese” children.
This is how body image issues begin folks. It starts with someone being rude and tactless. Sure, I get that she is trying to be helpful, but why don’t you just hand out pretzels then (to EVERYONE, not just the "obese" kids). Or, better yet, why don’t you not hand out anything at all?
I know that obesity is rampant in children these days. I see it. I hear about it. I’m surrounded by it. But I do not see how a letter like this is going to help in any way, shape or form. Some times tough love is necessary, but not when it comes to young children. These issues need to be handled gently and with a watchful eye, otherwise eating disorders and body image issues can arise. But I’m sure the lady never once considered that fact now did she?
What are your thoughts on the article?
Favorite Halloween candy?
Fall has officially fallen my friends!
While the sun is still shinning most of the time, we actually had some rain already this week, as well as a steady drop in temperatures. Can I get a Hallelujah?! This girl is freakin’ stoked! Bring on the sweaters and boots!
And of course, with the change in weather, also comes a change in appetite. This body has gone into hibernation mode peeps! That’s right, I’m talking heavy meals of soups, breads, of course, plenty of hot liquids. The transition has been slow (thanks to the slow changing weather), but I can finally feel my body going into “winter” food mode!
From Yogurt Messes to Waffles
If you have been paying attention to my blog at all this summer, you know I had a slight obsession with yogurt messes. Honestly, I still do, but more as a snack now instead of for breakfast. I’ve slowly gravitated towards a heavier breakfast in the mornings, along with foods that typically are warm! Waffles and of course my beloved oatmeal are at the top of the list right now for breakfasts!
From Carrots & hummus to squash & ketchup (& hummus)
Carrots and hummus were pretty much my go-to snack in the summer. I’m not typically a fan of raw carrots, but this summer I really loved dipping them into different flavors of hummus. When the times comes for a snack now however, I find myself heating up some roasted squash. Recently it’s been acorn squash, but my love for butternut squash is just as intense!
From PB & Naners to Cream Cheese & Applesauce
Don’t get me wrong here people, I am still getting in my daily dose of nut butter love, I’ve just switched over from using it on toast to dropping it onto oatmeal, waffles, ect. Instead, I’ve found that my taste buds have been craving the cream cheese, cinnamon and apple combo. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite snacks, whether it be on toast or rice cakes!
From Salads to Sandwiches
Who wants to eat salads in the winter anyway?! I picked up this amazeballs roasted veggie sandwich on ciabatta bread the other night. Holy freaking yum it was everything I could have hoped for! I’m definitely thinking I’m going to have to recreate it sometime….roasted bell peppers, mushrooms, caramelized onions, cheese, hummus and greens. I’ve been dreaming of that baby since I polished it off.
From Brownies to Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
Even my dessert cravings have changed! Who wants plain chocolate when you can throw some pumpkin in the mix am I right? Although right now I’m not even that interested in chocolate (ok so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration). Give me that candy corn!
How has your diet changed from this to that?