View Full Version : Very odd breakfast craving this morning
06-28-2006, 08:09 PM
I usually eat fruit in the morning, only when travelling I often have greens and sprouts as the fruit selection in hotels can be really disappointing and I am a bit spoiled in this department ;)
Anyways, I usually eat 2 or 3 different fruits every morning, sprinkled with some nuts or buckwheaties - this morning I looked at all my fruit, nothing attracted me. Nothing. I was afraid I would start grazing again like the days before (where I ate too much and felt awful plus bloated).
I wanted something savoury, juicy, fresh, salty, nutritious - so I made a salad with leafy greens, cukes, cherry tomatoes (red and yellow), clover sprouts and red onion. For dressing I had the avocado dressing with half an avocado, no oil, no cuke, just some water and salt and apple vinegar. I do use a lot of vinegar for this particular dressing, I feel the avo needs to be spiced up a bit.
I just finished my salad and am very satisfied :)
Do you sometimes have strange cravings in the mornings, like for really sweet things or very salty/savoury things?
06-28-2006, 08:19 PM
A lot of times I crave very sweet things for breakfast. Every once and a while I crave something more satisfying, and I eat a lot of nuts, and that keeps me going till the afternoon.
LOL- I did a double take when I saw you had just finished breakfast- I just finished dinner! Then I saw you were in Asia- that would do it! :rolleyes:
06-28-2006, 08:57 PM
I used to work with a woman who ate at least one whole cucumber for breakfast every morning. She'd stop at the store on her way to work and buy it. She didn't even bother to slice it. Just washed it and ate it. I'm not a big cucumber fan. They're one of those things that I'll eat if they are put on my salad, but I don't go out of my way for them. My mom and daughter love them though.
06-29-2006, 08:02 AM
In Israel, breakfasts are usually combined of veggies -- cukes, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Non-sweet fruits. This is totally natural!
06-29-2006, 08:11 AM
My daughter in law is Israeli, and the first time I saw her making a chopped salad early one morning, I said, hey, that's lunch food! She explained that's what folks eat for breakfast over there.
Meanwhile, I make smoothies with beets, celery, banana, kale, carrots - and I call that breakfast! She and I get along great, and I bought them a Ktec for smoothies which they make daily. Smoothies for lunch, not breakfast!
06-29-2006, 12:21 PM
Hi Mel, although I love smoothies and fruit, I have been trying to think up different breakfast ideas becuase I just don't like sweet things in the morning. Even as a SAD eater, I didn't do the donut thing and barely liked cereal, because of the sweetness. Trying to be a "good" little rawfoodist I have tried to keep fruit in my diet in the morning because I thought you were 'supposed' to, so I've figured out that a little dip of raw almond butter will often to the trick, it's even good with oranges.
But I am so glad you and rachel have given me permission to eat salads in the morning if I want to!
06-29-2006, 05:18 PM
interesting, I didn't that in Israel veggies are the common breakfast staple. Thanks for your enlightenment!
I never have a green smoothie for bf and when on SAD (or the European version of it), I never had sweet food for bf either - usually I had muesli or grains soaked a night with fruit or a slice of whole wheat toast with cheese.
I have been eating a lot of fruits in the morning, but lately I don't feel like that anymore, don't know. I am doing an hour of yoga in the morning and since I took up that habit again, I crave something more savoury than fruit.
06-29-2006, 07:59 PM
And what did I have this morning?
A large cuke, about 2 handful red and yellow cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley and vinegar... Put it in the fridge for an hour and I love the chilly sensation on my palate. No oil by the way, am limiting my intake a bit.
At the moment I seem to be craving vinegar like mad. Anybody an idea what this could be?
06-29-2006, 08:37 PM
I sometimes like baby carrots with breakfast, while making my lunch for work I just munch on them.
06-29-2006, 08:48 PM
Hey Mel, where in Asia are you? My dh and I lived for 18 months in Korea, and we're about to return there this fall. In Korea, bf food is usually a salty / spicy soup, with maybe a little white rice. So our expectations of a sweet breakfast really are just cultural. I went through a phase about 2 months ago where I started eating salad for breakfast -- I think it was the spinach I craved, and the olive oil. I don't know why. But don't worry -- you know by now that our bodies always give the right signals, if we are really listening. Our SAD culture has taught us to plan every meal, count every calorie, obsess about nutrients and take lots of supplements. But you can't go wrong with raw. Listen to your cravings -- body cravings that is, not heart cravings. As an emotional over-eater, I have to distinguish between the two!
About the vinegar, I don't know. There must be something in it that your body needs right now. It'll probably pass, but I don't think it can hurt.
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