Wednesday, November 4, 2009


As I sat down to eat this, I couldn’t remember the last time I had a hummus tasting platter. Which is ridiculous, because there have been periods of time in my life when I have lived on them.



The rest of the free hummus package- about 1/4 cup of the hums and pita chips which ROOOOOOCKED even though they weren’t whole grain and were devoid of fiber, eesh. But I got my fiber in with green pepper, carrots, and apple. No, I didn’t dip the apple in the hummus. Not quite that hardcore.



I was thinking I didn’t have much of an appetite, plus I wasn’t really in the mood for anything else, so I just had this. But nope. Seriously, my body just needs a substantial lunch. It’s just how I roll. If I make a small lunch, I then eat more than the equivalent of a substantial lunch in mindless, unsatisfying snackage. Live and learn.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and was in a rotten mood all day UNTIL I went to the gym. Awesome/frightening how my brain’s neurotransmitters are definitely, DEFINITELY affected by cardiac exercise.


Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

That looks like a wonderful plate of healthy goodness!

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

Hummus is one spread I just can't get myself to love. I've heard a company makes dessert hummuses now, which I'd love to try. That sounds like more my taste

homecookedem said...

I love little platters like that. They are so much more fun to eat than the standard sandwich. :)

eatingRD said...

I love tasting plates!! That looks a lot like my lunches lately, plus it's fun to have all that munching. Exercise always makes me feel much better too :) Yes, I would scale back on tracking kcal expenditure if it's driving you crazy :), I just do it every once in awhile. Focusing on just being active is good enough for me!

Anonymous said...

sometimes a platter of love is all you need to turn a day around!

lesley living life said...

Hummus tasting platter?? Love that idea! : )

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love platter lunches - they take so long to eat, and are so satisfying! Yours looks super healthy and well balanced!

Grace said...

hummus is the king of dip-type creations. it's the finest use of chickpeas ever. lovely and highly appetizing plate of food, lele! and i know what you mean--sometimes exercise can turn a mood completely around.