It was one of those weeks when you are craving everything sweet...and then suddenly something salty. You've been there, right?
I started out the week fine...bring on the sweet stuff...plugging along and then holy mother of god...Tuesday afternoon/evening I finally admitted to myself and to Joe that I officially had a cold. These are big words in my house, because I never get sick, so when I do look out! My nose was running like Niagara Falls, eyes watering, I was sneezing every other minute and feeling like dog sh**!!
But let's get back to the sweet cravings, shall we...
Sweet Craving #1 Diet Ginger Ale....something about being sick and this bubbly sweet beverage, it makes everything better! I chugged it down and in between sneezes and ripping through a box of Kleenex it tasted so good..yes, sir I'll have another! Soda is not something that I buy anymore. I forgot how sweet it tastes...WOW!
Sweet Craving #2 Chocolate Babka Bread....(Yes, you're still on the right blog, this is the Healthy Hoboken Girl, however, she has left the planet for a short time and in her sick state, her palate is all over the place.)
Thank you eastern Europe for this little invention of loveliness and the beautiful bakers over at Lilly's Bakery in Brooklyn, New York. This bread is off the charts good, and now officially sounding like an 'old lady' pairing this with a warm mug of coffee and it's a party in your mouth. I enjoyed every moist delicious bite of this on Saturday morning!
Sweet Craving # 3: Strawberries & Nutella....I really enjoy sliced strawberries and had the idea of swirling a little bit of Nutella on top
and then of course I needed a crunch on top of that so (nuts would have been a nice option) here come the bunnies...is it Easter already?
Moving on to Salty Cravings...
Salty Craving #1 Whole Wheat Sea Salt Biscuits with roasted garlic...I made these beauties a few weeks ago for a cooking class and they are perfect comfort food. I paired it with a red lentil soup and salad for a cozy weekend meal at home.
Salty Craving # 2 Trader Joe's Crunchy Almond Butter with flax seeds...can't get enough of this stuff. I find myself putting on just about anything. Great with carrots, apples, on toast, waffles...you name it. Crunchy, salty, nutty goodness. Here is breakfast in a jar....my overnight oats using the bottom of my almond butter jar, sweet, salty and so good for you.
After a quick recovery, I was feeling much better towards the end of the week, and by Friday was back up and running at almost a 100%. I ate a lot of these....
With all of those crazy cravings behind me, I was ready for some fresh vegetable juice and some quality outdoor time. Joe and I always feel great, getting out of town and hiking the trails along the Hudson River at the Palisades Interstate Park.
This weekend we found ourselves monkeying around on tree branches.
Refueling for the week ahead, feeling calm and relaxed next to the flowing waters of the Hudson.
Breathing in all the fresh spring air of early March. Making sure to fill up my lungs and heal.
Capturing nature's beauty
And always posing for the camera.
Say YES to all that you crave, smile and enjoy a happy, healthy week.