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Heavy on the Sweet

by Meghann on August 20, 2010

For some reason I never really got hungry this morning.

I’m not sure why, but by the time lunch rolled around I wasn’t ‘starving’ per usual. And I could have easily kept working if it wasn’t for the fact that lunch meant escaping outside for an hour. Odd.

Lately I’ve realized when I’m not terribly hungry my tastebuds tend to prefer something sweet over something savory. Maybe it’s because sweet things aren’t as filling as other dishes? Or maybe it’s because I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth? 😉 But, when I scanned the fridge for lunch all I wanted was fruit, nut butter, chocolate, and cookies.

Sweet, sweet, and more sweet! 😉

I talked myself out of the chocolate, added in at least one vegetable (hello carrots!), and prepared a wonderful light lunch – heavy on the sweet!


I was tempted to load this plate with things I knew should have been a part of my lunch – leafy greens, broccoli, okra, etc. – but in the end I decided to go with my gut and just stuck with a peach, carrots, and almond butter for dipping.


Oh! And the last of Gina’s Macaroons!


I was happy with my decision. I still felt stuffed at the end of the meal – hello fiber! – and my tastebuds were perfectly satisfied. 🙂


Link Love

In the Orlando area? Heading to the Orlando area? Then I highly suggest you start reading It’s a great Orlando area focused blog that I recently discovered thanks to Katy (her husband is now a staff contributor).

My favorite pages are linked below and list all area Frozen Yogurt shops and Farmers Markets. Love!


Heather from Side of Sneakers (<3 her) has been writing some great Healthy Living Summit recap posts that I highly recommend you check out as well!

And on that note I wanted to state we are working on having all the HLS presentations online soon! 🙂

1 Beth August 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I have yet to try carrots with almond butter but that lunch plate looks right up my alley!

2 britchickruns August 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Good call on the lunch – love it!!
I love reading HLS posts 🙂 Can I be shameless and plug mine!?
Had to be done :p
Have a good afternoon!

3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

What a gorgeous plate! It looks like it could be on the cover of Bon Appetit. Happy Friday Meghann.

4 BBx2 - Mandy & jR August 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Your “sweet” was GREAT sweets… mine was not today 🙂 Off to check out the HLS blogs! I really want to go next year!

By the way, speaking of fro yo – thanks for mentioning menchees on your blog! They finally built one here in Nashville – and because I knew you loved it, I tried it out. Definitely mine and hubbys fav new fro yo place here!

5 Kristy@ August 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

So excited to see the HLS presentations! *side note: anything with nut butter is a good lunch! Yum!

6 Mama Pea August 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

You’ll have plenty of room for that deep dish pizza tonight too! Carrots and almond butter may be my favorite nut butter combo EVER.

7 biz319 August 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Happy Friday Meghann!

8 Sarah August 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm

looks like a tasty lunch!

9 Sana August 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Sometimes all you need is something light and juicy for lunch :)!

10 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I love sunflower seed butter for myself… good:) I have yet to try almond butter.

11 Erin August 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I should take some cues from you. When I’m craving something sweet, I usually reach for the chocolate! But I eat my fair share of peanut butter, as well. 😉

12 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] August 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm

your light lunch looks delicious!

are you in orlando? just saw a virgin america deal for flights from october thru november between orlando and san francisco! 🙂

13 eatmovewrite August 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I like the idea of carrots and almond butter, but I’m guessing that I’d probably just suck the almond butter off the carrots. That’s how I do it with celery. :p

14 Emilyeatsclean August 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Gotta love that lunch. I’m thinking every fruit and veggie pair well with nut butters! 🙂

15 Monique@She's Going The Distance August 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm

That’s a lunch I like to see!!! And, I don’t always feel in the mood for breakfast. So, I don’t always eat it. Yeah, I just said that.

16 Heather August 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

Aww thanks for the shout out, you’re too sweet! 🙂

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