Full, But Not

This Honduran  craziness makes my tummy so strange. I’ve felt hungry all day, but not much actually sounds good. I’ve eaten, but still just feel empty? It’s very strange.

I got all my work done today! Mondays are my busiest day at work, and I was wondering how today would go with the teleworking. The set-up we used worked great! It was a bit slow, but other than that, I think it will work fine if they really do start supporting this more often.

To quiet the tummy rumbling this afternoon, I had a snack.


Oikos and Fage were both on sale this weekend! Wahoo! I crumbled up one of my blueberry chia muffins into a plain oikos and ate that while working. I love having baked goods crumbled in yogurt – the different textures and the sweet/tart combination always makes me happy.

I really wanted to have an even bigger snack that this, but I didn’t want to ruin my appetite since Nick came home at lunch. Because we were both already at home, I knew dinner would be earlier than normal, and I was right!

Nick asked for a big salad tonight and since that actually sounded good to him, I pushed tonight’s dinner plans to tomorrow and put together a big salad spread.


Mine had:

  • romaine
  • hard boiled egg
  • yellow tomato
  • black olives
  • a tiny bit of crumbled bacon
  • homemade avocado dressing, which was thick but really good

Nick added beer butt chicken to his, but I just wasn’t feelin’ that since I had some at lunch.


The avocado dressing just had

  • about 1/2 of that huge avocado I opened up today
  • the juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp canola oil

Whir it all up in the food processor or blender until creamy. You could add more liquid or something like mayo/yogurt to make it thinner. I liked the overall texture and once I mixed my salad together, it coated everything nicely.


I also made me some more “garlic bread” on a hot dog bun. Nick went and got himself a little loaf of french bread, but I know he’ll want more the next 2 nights with dinner so I let him have that and just made one of these for me. I just split the hot dog bun, spread on a little olive oil spread, sprinkled on some garlic salt + parsley and toasted in the toaster oven. Perfect!

I just finished packing up my lunch for tomorrow and doing some other things I needed to do (cut celery, freeze a package of chicken, make bean dish for lunches, etc) and now all that’s left is to make the bed, prep breakfast, and have a snack!

My stomach already feels empty again. I know it may be because I had 2 salads today, but this hunger is just ridiculous. I’m hoping we both get back to normal in the next day or two.

I have a feeling a bowl of my microwave popcorn is going to appear tonight  :)

Is there a food that always makes you full/satisfied when you have it? I feel like nothing is working today, but it may just be this weirdness.


  1. Oh yum to your yogurt/muffin combo! Muffins taste 10x better in yogurt, don’t they?!

    I’m stealing your hot dog bun garlic toast idea! We always have hot dog buns laying around.

    Something that makes me full: oatmeal or veggie burger wraps :)

  2. Oats always make me full. Or something with a bit of fat in it with protein, like a nice steak :-)

  3. Black-eyed peas ALWAYS make me full! Love your avocado dressing :-)

  4. Peanut butter always makes me feel full. I’ll graze through the entire kitchen, but as soon as I eat one spoonful of PB I’m instantly full!

    Love your hotdog bun French bread!

  5. Mmm, I agree! Muffins in yogurt (especially) greek are fabulous! One of the reasons (ok, prob. the main reason) I crave my parfaits every morning.

    The garlic bread/hot dog bun is an awesome idea! It looks great :)

    Pumpkin always makes me feel full

  6. Yum! That salad looked so good. I love the contrast of the green avocado dressing against those black olives. I never think to put hard boiled eggs in my salad – good idea! And bacon bits – so clever!

  7. I know those “can’t get full” days all too well. They usually happen to me on the weekends. I have yet to find the magic food that does it, if you find it , let me know :)

  8. That avocado dressing sounds delicious!!!

  9. coconut butter always seems to fill me up!

  10. mmmm, brandi, i am drooling over your avocado bounty!! i can’t believe your friend has access to 10 acres of avocados. i don’t think i’d be able to manage my overwhelming sense of life satisfaction if that were the case for me! and i’m being completely sincere here.

    and also … so cool that you got to take part in statewide teleworking! and that you even have a statewide teleworking day.

    (and welcome back, way too late :-) i hope your tummy issues resolve asap!)

  11. I love the muffin/yogurt combo!! Best way to eat a muffin for sure!

    Hopefully your stomach issues will work themselves out soon :(

  12. That’s funny about the hot dog buns, as my mom used to butter hot dog buns and stick them under the broiler for me all the time when I was little. Yum!

    As for “full foods,” I have to go with the oats or anything with a lot of water content–apples, watermelon, etc.

    Hope you feel better!

  13. I always get full to the brim eating eggs–all the protein works wonders!!

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