just can’t get enough…

…food, that is!  I’ve been so hungry all day!  I don’t know what the deal is.  It was a fairly normal day of eats but I just couldn’t be satisfied.  Unfortunately my insatiable hunger caused me to skip my yoga class so that I could get straight home to make the quickest dinner I could think of, which I then ate too much of, causing me to feel ridiculously full and blob-like.  But, lets start at the beginning.

I have only one ezekiel muffin left in the freezer and I decided to save it for my trip to the airport early Friday morning.  So, instead, I transfered my recent chocolate/strawberry breakfast obsession to a bowl of oats.  And it was delicious.

Breakfast: strawberry banana chocolate oats and a cup o’ joe

[493 cal] a little high in calories, but I think it was worth it.  🙂


My bowl contained:

  • 1 cup water, 1/2 cup rolled oats, pinch of salt
  • 1 small mashed banana
  • 1 tsp flax
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate dreams pb
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries


I consumed my breakfast at 7:30, a little earlier than normal, and I was starving by 10:30.  Still…3 hours?!?!?  Come on!  Oats usually keep me way more satisfied than that.  Luckily I had 1/2 a Clif bar sitting on my desk just waiting to be devoured by my ravenous self.

Mid-Morning Snack:  1/2 a chocolate chip Clif bar

[120 cal]

This held me over ’till 12:15, my usual lunch time.  I was really looking forward to my lunch because I knew it would be very warm and filling.  It was, but only for about 3 more hours.  What is going on?!?

Lunch:  leftover root veggie pie.  And yes, I used a photo from the other night.  Its not too pretty straight out of the fridge…

[446 cal]


Afternoon Snack: 1 small orange and 5 strawberries

[116 cal]


My fruit obviously didn’t hold me over after neither oats nor root veggies stuck with me.  At 5:30, snackless and with a loudly grumbling tummy, I decided to forego yoga in favor of an early dinner.  When we got home my hubb and I discussed possibilities.  Baked potatoes?  Filling, but they would take over an hour.  No.  Veggie Soup?  Same issue.  Mexi-dip?  Ding Ding Ding!  We have a winner.

To make myself feel a little bit better about what we were about to eat I decided to cook up some brussels sprouts that were on their last leg in the veggie drawer.  They were done about 10 minutes before the dip so they became the appetizer.  I consumed many of them.


This is my new favorite brussels sprouts cooking method.  I changed the spices up a bit tonight to go with my Mexican theme.  I’ve posted about it here, and don’t think I’ll ever be able to cook brussels sprouts another way again.  Except maybe like this.  I’m easily swayed…  


Dinner: mexi-dip, fresh veggies and sauteed brussels sprouts

[calories?  not sure.  because i’m not sure how much of everything i consumed.  i’m chalking today up as a calorie counting failure, but at least i’m finally full.]


If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ve seen variations of this meal pop up before.  It used to be a weekly occurrence for us.  Seriously.  We’ve limited ourselves to about once a month now…yay us!

This dip contained:

  • mashed black beans with taco seasoning
  • sour cream
  • onion
  • orange bell pepper
  • diced tomatoes (canned)
  • cheddar and monterrey jack cheeses

To balance out the ultra-cheesiness of the mexi-dip, I served mine with fresh veggies.  And a few blue corn chips.


Problem is, I couldn’t stop with what was on my plate.  While watching the LOST re-run and new episode, the pan of dip was sitting to my side, calling my name.  And I gave in.  Several times.


And now I’m off to roll myself to bed.  I had big plans to do laundry and get ready for my trip to Florida this weekend, but LOST kinda took over the evening. It happens.  🙂



33 responses to “just can’t get enough…

  1. Love lost, not caught up though and it is tempting but hard to watch. Great veggies and fruits today!

  2. I bet you built up some muscles from the Yoga earlier in the week so now you need extra energy ;-).

    I am so lost in Lost (pun intended) but I keep coming back for more. I made Kristin’s Mexican Meat Ball soup tonight and am already excited by the ton of leftovers I have in the freezer.

  3. I love that you skipped the gym so you could go home and eat. That is awesome.

    Not to be the food police, but one thing I noticed your meals were lacking today was protein. I bet if you had had a scrambled egg with breakfast or some Greek yogurt with that fruit, they would have held you better.

    Gosh, do I sound preachy or what? Sorry, I just know I need protein to keep me feeling full.

    We now have 5 episodes of LOST on our DVR to watch. Cripes. We just keep waiting for a night when we will be mentally ready to take it on. That night may never come 😉

  4. That dip sounds so yummy!!!!!

    I have those days too!! No worries!! Love the the oats!

  5. Sarah! You are SO right! I’m usually pretty conscious on the protein thing…I don’t know what happened yesterday! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Ugh, I hate dates of insatiable hunger. At least you had a lot of tasty eats!

    Thanks for the brussels sprouts recipe. I’m going to have to try it (and eat it all myself, since the boyfriend doesn’t like them).

  7. brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are two of my biggest challenges in being the perfect vegetarian, but yours look fantastic!


  8. E. had never watched Lost so we are starting over from the beginning! I’d seen a few seasons. We are nearly done with Season 1 and charging ahead – he’s totally hooked! You’ve convinced me to try brussel sprouts again. I, like you, just am pretty sure I “think” I don’t like brussel sprouts. Your method of cooking them seems easy enough even for me. I’ll pick some up next grocery trip and let you know how they turn out. Have a great trip! Tell J. hello for me!

  9. That breakfast DOES look worth it. Sorry it didn’t keep you full though. At least you are listening to your body and eating. It’s probably trying to tell you something about your eats!

  10. I’m LOST but I keep going back for more! arrrgh! It sucks you in! Seriously!

    Ditto on the lack of protein! fat seems a bit lacking too, but you made up for that at dinner :-p

  11. Love the food; hooray for LOST; so envious of your weekend trip!! 🙂

  12. I don’t wanna sound preachy either, but eating every 3 hours is OK! This is how my eating usually goes, per my trainer! I eat every 3 hours to keep that metabolism up up up and it helps me from being hungry.

    But I’m with you, and HATE days when I’m so ravenous! hahaha

  13. That dip looks SO good – I can not stay away from cheesy, taco, mexi dips! If there is a 7 layer dip at a party – I eat the whole thing! The fact that yours is warm is making my mouth water!

    Everyone has days like that – I’ve actually just had a week of hunger! 🙂 I think all in all, you managed to “indulge” on pretty healthy choices!

  14. We all have days when we are extra hungry. That’s just life. You can’t eat like a saint every single day! You made healthy choices and listened to your body when you were hungry. That’s whats important.

  15. Andrea–
    Hello! I’ve never posted a comment before (yep, I’m a lurker!), but I had to let you know how GOOD that breakfast looked. I would have loved a bite! Good for you too, for listening to your body in regards to your eats. Some days our bodies just need more, and that’s OKAY!
    Love the blog.

  16. Lost was so good 🙂

    Strawberries and pineapple are the best fruits ever! Love that oatmeal!!

  17. Another trip to Florida and no plans to see me. I see how it is! Just leave your family in the trenches! LOL!!!

    In ohter news, did you know our cousin Jennifer from is coming in this weekend as well. Her grandmother is sick at parrish. Jennifer is Uncle Jimmy’s daughter (I think) I’ve only met her a couple of times, but Mom has sort of reconnected to her through Facebook…. oh the power of Facebook. By they way not only are Terre and Liz on there now, but so are my Grandma and Grandpa! Its crazy! Now I’m just waiting for your Dad to friend me….lol

  18. lovely eats regardless 🙂

    I’ve been super hungry this week, too!

  19. I’m doing better at incorporating more veggies in my meal, but I’ve stayed away from brussel sprouts – scared about the taste. I’m going to try them since yours look so good.

  20. I have been having days like that too – I was completely ravenous both yesterday and the day before. I had an almost identical night on Tuesday (skipping the gym to make the quickest din din possible). We’ll make it out alive, I hope 🙂

  21. Wow, that dip looks great. And I’m sure your eating will balance out today!

  22. Ahh, I definitely have days like that! At least it looks like all your eats were healthy 🙂

  23. Can you tell me how exactly you made that mexi-dip? Did you add the sour cream before you heated up the whole dish? It looks awesome and my husband and I were thinking mexican tonight anyway….but I’m not sure how to go about making it! Thanks!!

  24. hey never mind – I did a search of your website and found an old post with directions on it. I swear I tried that first but it didn’t work right the first time (user error I’m sure!!)

  25. Well yes, this has, of course happened to me. I have learned the item must immediately be packed away and put in the fridge.

  26. finally the mexi-dip made a comeback!

  27. Those brussels sprouts look divine and I love the idea of dinner centered around a dip!

  28. wow that is one killer bowl of oats!!! love it! i definitely have days like that myself where i can just keep going and going and going…i think you did really well actually and showed a lot of restraint! and that dinner sounds like the perfect appetite filler.

  29. haha, yay for being full! that is a pretty incredible bowl of oats!

  30. I have those days too, when my tummy just doesn’t get satisfied. I just don’t argue with it and eat until I feel like a blob. The good thing is that it never happens two days in a row!

    And I am definitely trying those brussel sprouts, thanks for sharing!

  31. Breakfast calories…totally worth it!

    My Wednesday nights are always Lost packed as well. We watch both episodes as I love reading the commentary for the previous show.

    I think I would have just sat the entire dish of dip before me and gone to town with a bag of chips. Chips + queso is one of my most favorite things in the world!

  32. Blame the progesterone!!!

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