Do you ever get tired of eating? And you’re just not in the mood for anything? I definitely get into funks like these pretty often. I’ve been working very hard in the kitchen to get ahead on developing recipes and eventually I just get so tired of food and flavors that I just don’t want to eat anything. This also usually happens to me after holidays or vacations. Just when I was able to ween myself off of cookies and ice cream, Mr. Vetere brought me home a bag of Peanut M&Ms and Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts. I’m a little sugared out. 

I just felt like I couldn’t commit to eating all the same foods all week, so I stuck with basic things that I can alter if my tastebuds change. 

I’m back to oatmeal for breakfast again, but instead of peanut butter, I’m going to use coconut oil to switch it up and because the benefits of coconut oil far outweigh those of peanut butter. I also would like to be bikini-ready in 2 months. Cutting back on my peanut butter consumption is something very simple I can do without feeling deprived. In my oatmeal goes 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries, 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. 

For lunch, I felt like I just wanted a simple salad with lots of vegetables. My perfect salad is:

  • romaine
  • quartered cherry tomatoes
  • deseeded cucumber
  • carrots
  • green pepper
  • mushrooms
  • black olives
  • hard-boiled egg
  • peas (<< I love peas in my salad!)
  • My current favorite dressing is Bolthouse Farms’ Classic Ranch This dressing is ridiculously good. You can find it in your produce aisle of your grocery store, where the cold products are kept. I love the honey mustard too!

You’ll notice I didn’t put any meat in the salad. Sometimes meat makes me want to dry heave. Not always, as I often post recipes with meat. I don’t know what it is. Chicken is generally a touchy subject for me, but right now I don’t want chicken, beef or pork.  I don’t force myself to eat things I’m not in the mood for. I never do. This is one of the reasons I stay skinny. I think that if you make yourself eat certain things or stick to a certain meal plan you’re more likely to eat even more because you’re not satisfying your cravings. 

I have a few dinner plans this week, so I didn’t formally plan a dinner. I do, however, have things for egg sandwiches on hand, which is actually something I always crave. I prefer egg sandwiches more at dinner than I do for breakfast. If I think too much about what eggs actually are, I dry heave as well. I have been loving the Ezekial English muffins. No gross, unnecessary chemicals. They are much more pricier than your typical store-bought English muffins, but worth it to me.

I bought more snacks than usual this week because I have a feeling I will be in more of a snacky mood. Greek yogurt, oranges and trail mix are ready for me to shove into my face at a moment’s notice. My oranges have spots because they were on sale and I went with it. Fact: I don’t even like yogurt that much but I randomly get in the mood for it. 

I can be quite the finicky eater. The summer of 2004 I ate cottage cheese with pears non-stop. Now I don’t like cottage cheese very much. True story.