Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This week my obsession is: _________

It's been several days since I have been online. I spent countless hours ridding the home PC of some nasty viral issues and subsequently, I was mostly "off the grid" for a while.
But, I'm back and I have some super exciting things in the works!

It seems that from one week to the next I am developing some sort of food obsession--one food ingredient that I seem to crave constantly. Or it becomes the focus of many meals and/or snacks. This is a new thing for me and I think it is actually kind of funny now that I have picked up on this quirky new "habit".

I have had recent obsessions with
 Justin's Maple Almond Butter
I would literally just eat it by the teaspoon full. I have had to use a tad of self control some days to keep from eating the entire jar. I even ate an almond butter/egg white omelet. Not that bad actually....
specifically, Braeburn or Gala-I just could not stop eating them! I stared keeping the apples in the fridge vs. the fruit bowl in the kitchen and WOW! they were so crisp and tart. I'd slice one up and dip it into some Justin's Maple Almond Butter -- we got a double obsession
in everything, on everything-salad, pita pockets, plain
 fresh pineapple
many were consumed one week. Even Lola got in on this one
as omelets, scrambled eggs, egg salad, egg whites, over easy
and this weeks focus is
I just realized that the big container of salsa I picked up on Monday is almost gone. Today is Wednesday. Almost 24 oz of salsa gone.
Where did it go?
I was eating it with celery and cuke slices
Topping my salad as a salad dressing
with eggs post workout

I guess it could be worse--I could be craving junk food.

Have you ever had these kind of cycles where you seem to focus on one kind of food or flavor??

Speaking of food and obsessions, how about mixing two fabulous things-Running and cupcakes!!
If you have not already, make sure you check out
The Cupcake Marathon!!
This virtual race is growing by the day and at last check there were 150 registered participants. Jason and Christel have done an amazing job putting together amazing prize packages! There are even official event tech tees available here!

Are you running this virtual race?
If so, which distance are you shooting for??
If not, WHY the heck not???


Katie said...

fresh pineapple!!! oh yum!!!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Mine has been spinach with blackbeans and salsa, dunno why, just taste so good to me.

Tough Chik said...

Mine is natural peanut butter. I love it and crave it. Eat it by the spoonful! I have been craving it or on this cycle for years. I have to watch it because it is caloric, but I always think..."I could be eating candy!" I love apples too and cold from the fridge, yummy! I can eat 2 or 3 a day if I don't watch it!

Kovas said...

I go through hummus binges!

misszippy said...

You are craving some of my favorites...nothing better than almond butter (maple at that) and avocados! Wish I was running a virtual, or any, marathon!

Carly said...

I am currently craving all kinds of crap. Ugh. Anyway, I'm doing my best to steer clear!

Kiley said...

I'm running it! The marathon!! Good luck to you!

Caratunk Girl said...

I think you and should be sponsored by Justins. The maple is my fav too. YES I am doing that race!! 26.2!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Your cravings are so healthy!!! And, I totally obsess like this! :)

I'm a Cupcake participant--woo-hoo!! :)

Beth said...

At least your new food obsessions are healthy!

I'm running the cupcake half! So excited for the celebration chowfest :)

Jason said...

I go through the same things. I had been adding flax seed meal to EVERYTHING. I am also becoming a huge fan of kale chips and now it seems dates and figs are in order for me.

Love that it is not junk food. And for the next 40 days I am off the tortilla chip bandwagon. yee-haa!

Haley said...

much better than slop tarts! and i love justins honey peanut butter!

H Love said...

OK I just need to go sign up for some cupcakes!

Barbie said...

I am constantly craving salty and vinegary things :)

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

I can totally relate to these food phases and thankfully they are all healthy, just kinda quirky but I have eaten like that as long as I can remember. Until I developed an allergy to peanut butter, I used to love dipping my apples )fiji, braeburn, or granny smith's into natural peanut butter. I loved it too much!!
I'm doing the Cupcake marathon too. I'm thinking I'll split it up into 3 runs and get it done in one week.

Kacie Darden said...

I love love love love that Maple Almond Butter. I eat it by maybe more than the teaspoon :-)