|I have a client that talks about needing carbs during times of hormone surges or stress. While I would not recommend giving in all the time, I do feel like there are certain times that you should definitely just give in. I have decided that either I'm running a marathon (which I am definitely not), I have a surge of hormones (most definitely) or I'm stressed (always a possibility) because I'm carb loading like nobody's business. I have been craving sweet potatoes like you would not believe lately!
This, my friends, is a bowl of oats with a HUGE sweet potato plopped in the middle, a splash of almond milk and peanut butter (only because I mentally know I need the protein too) on top for dinner. Yep, not even breakfast, that was dinner.
Let me rewind now. I seriously bought these sweet potatoes 2 weeks ago due to said cravings. I have been trying to find a way to incorporate them into dinner and while talking with Tony, we decided a nice Thanksgiving style dinner would be perfect!
While we were talking, the subject of cornbread dressing
(and apparently we are starting a trend of having Thanksiving in April according to that post) came up...of course. I mean with turkey and sweet potatoes how can you not do dressing? He didn't have to twist my arm on that one. I went for mini loaves instead of muffins this time (baked for an hour). This is only because I lost my muffin pans. Don't ask me where they are...I still have no idea. Who loses muffin pans? Apparently this gal?!
The upside is that I discovered this was a perfect way to add some dressing to Jay's turkey sandwiches for lunch.
Perfect slices peaking from his sandwiches. He loves this combination and thought I was a genius...who could blame him? I confessed that I got the idea from a Friend's episode, he still gave me props for it. Love that kid!
And to add to my salad making gift as of late, the toasted pieces make perfectly seasoned croutons for my lunchtime salads!
Tell me, do you give into cravings or find ways to keep them at bay? What do you normally crave and do you see a pattern when you crave them?
Labels: breads, breakfast, gluten free, holidays, main course, quick breads, side dishes, vegetables