Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mid-Week Roasting

Hi Beautiful Bloggie Amigas!

I'm about to hit you with another quickie!  It's been another long day, including some mid-week food prep and kitchen scrubbing.  As I mentioned before, I like to cook on Sundays and then do very minimal work throughout the week because of school and work for both of us.  Since we've been extra hungry, all of the food somehow disappeared by Wednesday.  It was time for reinforcements:

First, these smelly treats:
I also tried the fabulous recipe of kale chips with nooch!!! I think lots of my favorite bloggers have made them and I know why!
They were amazing.  Like Doritos, but better!
I also roasted up some almonds from my giant 3 pound bag of raw almonds:
I love throwing almonds into snacks or eating them plain as I wander aimlessly through the kitchen.  My husband has been adding them to his breakfast of yogurt and brownies :)

I used my new ingredients to make a giant salad for my lunch tomorrow:

  • Spinach, kale chips, red bell pepper slices, peanut sauce dressing
I know it's a bizarre combo, but it sounded good at the time and I'm sure I'll gobble it up.

One thing I gobbled up today was my lunch- at 10:30 AM.  I tried to wait, but 10:31 was the latest I could wait and I was truly hungry:
I had the Starbucks Tarragon Chicken sandwich with a serving of Sun Chips.  It was good, until I was ready for dinner at 3:30.  You win some, you lose some, right?  Sometimes there are dumb rules like eating appropriate foods at appropriate times.  I've tried to follow them, but sometimes I want cake for dinner and a sandwich for breakfast.

I am trying to honor my hunger cues, but think it's wise to quiet down my sugar monster cues.  I'm not a fan of deprivation because it makes something in my brain go nuts, but I would like to set a goal of only one treat per day.  Fruit doesn't count, but chocolate does!  I'll let ya'll know how I do!

Some questions for you:
Do you categorize certain foods for certain meals only?  
Do you eat by a clock, by your growling stomach, or by the crazy voices in your head? 
Do you have a sweet tooth?


Gabriela said...

Almonds are such a great snack! I eat breakfast foods for all meals, and lunch and dinner are definitely interchangeable! And as far as eating times go, I have class at 12:30 every day, so I usually eat around 11-1130 to get to class on time!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Setting a goal of one treat per day seems like a good way to set a limit without completely depriving yourself. Good luck!

Gina said...

I gotta say, I LOVE kale chips, but they are no Doritos! You must make yours extra special and amazing. I LOVE Doritos.

I eat by my stomach growls, for sure. It does just so happen, however, that my stomach starts to growl at about the same time everyday. The only time I don't necessarily eat by what my stomach says is in the morning. I'm usually not REALLY hungry in the morning, yet I still eat a large breakfast. In fact, I'm about to enjoy my breakfast right now!

Anne Marie said...

At work, I eat by the clock, because all the girls go to lunch at a certain time. I try to eat by my hunger cues, but sometimes I think just looking at the clock makes me hungry!

Katie said...

I go by when I'm hungry... which usually means I am eating lunch at 11 :)

Mari said...

I am all about roasted veggies!

I try to eat on a certain schedule but sometimes you just have to listen to your body

Mo Diva said...

I try to eat by the clock but sometimes wht growling is waay too much to bear!

i love kale chips!

and the tarragon chicken salad from starbucks is like crack! i love love love it! such awesome flavors going on!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I have a treat per day too. I usually save my treat to the end of the night so there's always something to look forward to! Chocolate is certainly my treat of choice :)

lizzy said...

LOVE roasting EVERYTHING! brussels are a current favorite veggie of mind...YUM! I eat when my stomach tells me too, because my activity level is different everyday so the clock is never in sync with me need for food! I hope you are having a great thursday! xoxo!

Anonymous said...

when i work i get no choice on lunch time (well, unless i want to eat while 24 kids stare at me!) but on my own i eat by when i'm hungry, and i eat whatever sounds good... my body knows what it needs so the cravings all even out...

and i always have fruit around because it's such an easy snack-it's my general go to for being hungry at weird times. If i'm still hungry after i eat some fruit, I know I need a meal.

Katie ♥ said...


Look amazing!! I have seen those all over blogs too!! Yum!!!!!

Hope your week is great lover!!!

I usually eat at the same times everyday, sometimes I dont have a snack if I dont feel hungry in between lunch and dinner!!

love ya!!

Nelly said...

I eat WHEN I WANT! Which means whatever time of day! Some days I am ravenous and others not so much! I have the biggest sweet tooth ever..and make all my meals have some sort of sweetness to it! Yes the Chia seeds are whole!

*Naomi* said...

girl if my stomach is growling, i FEED IT! thats when I know I need some extra food, I never let it go hungry, it is a very smart part of my body :)

that chicken sandwich from starbies looks good! I heard their new sandwiches and paninis are acutally really good and healthy too!

i usually stick to my oatmeal for the morning time but if I am craving oatmeal for dinenr well then I have it!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Oatmeal is only for breakfast ... but anything else I am cool with. I have been known to have spaghetti for breakfast. No joke.

I don't have a sweet tooth.