That's Mr. HEAB To You

by HEAB on February 8, 2010

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I felt like such a man this morning making my breakfast. As much as I love bacon, there is just something about it that seems so unfeminine, ya know?

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Oh well, feminine or not, this plate of eggs, bacon, and whipped cream cheese was AMAZING. I fried the bacon and scrambled my eggs in the same skillet. Oh my gosh, scrambled eggs taste 100 x’s better this way.

I notice that when I eat a savory breakfast, I don’t crave sweets all day long. Oats and pancakes seem to jump start my carb cravings. Doesn’t mean I’m going to stop eating them, but I think I’m going to try do more savory meals first thing in the morning.

How about you? Savory or sweet in the AM?

OK, time to go watch SportsCenter and scratch myself. ;)

{ 114 comments }

mrssturgis February 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

That last line of yours just made me laugh out loud, despite my post Superbowl hangover :)

Jessica @ How Sweet February 8, 2010 at 8:48 am

Sweet foods also jump start my cravings for sweets! It gets the ball rolling and I want sweets all day long.

Veggiesmack February 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

I love savory foods in the morning, but usually end up going the sweet route (smoothies, larabars, oats) because it’s faster.

thedelicateplace February 8, 2010 at 8:56 am

ha! completely the same opinion re: food cravings thru the day. if i start off with berries and yogurt i am craving sweets all.day.long. but if i just eat bacon & eggs or savory veggies and egg whites i am in control of my sweet tooth. i’ve been saving “dessert” for the end of the day these days in the form of cinnamon doused crunchy apple slices OR full fat greek yogurt with blueberries or dark cocoa powder. HOWEVER, i did for the first time last night enjoy 1/2 avocado, almond milk+stevia and dark cocoa so so good!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 9:02 am

Thedelicateplace, I like your plan, and there is nothing like finishing off the day with some chocolate avocado pudding. :)

fitandfortysomething February 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

ok yum LOVE cream cheese with eggs…….

Chelsea Ward February 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

That breakfast looks very fulfilling. I bet the bacon lined skillet makes for an excellent egg cooking tableau. Will have to try that the next time I make the two lovely breakfast items.

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day, so I like both savory and sweet things. A bowl of oats can leave my stomach as content as an omelette. For me, it’s all about what I’m craving that particular morning. Usually, if I don’t give into that craving at least a little bit…it comes back to haunt me and I eat too much of something else.

SamWB February 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

ha ha fabulous ending comment! Have fun scratching yourself! I tend to find that sweet things do jump start my hunger and carb cravings.. although I adore oatmeal with manuka honey and cinnamon in the mornings. I hadn’t thought of eating savoury first thing… I may try it and see if I end up more satisfied throughout the day :) Your breakfast looks delicious

xx Sam xx

EE February 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

Nothing wrong with the savory! My breakfast definitely included a veggie burger today. Funny you mentioned bacon as being manly — some of my best girlfriends unabashedly love bacon and have said the exact same thing as you about the whole “genderization” of bacon. ;)

Allison February 8, 2010 at 9:13 am

My 11 year old daughter LOVES bacon. She has a t-shirt that says “I’d be a vegetarian if bacon grew on trees” that always gets a funny reaction from people when she wears it.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

Allison, Ha ha – that is great. I need one of those shirts for CD.

Erin February 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

I’m the exact same way. Savory, for sure!

Serena February 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

Though I don’t eat eggs (or bacon, haha), this post definitely made me crave some savory goodness. I’ve definitely been favoring my sweet tooth lately and it’s time for some savory snackin’.

Tiffany P. February 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

Savory for sure!

HEAB, have you ever thought about putting together an eating/weight loss plan for us fans that want to lose weight? I would totally try it if you did =D

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

Tiffany, I have not, but I get a lot of emails requesting something like that. The problem is is that everyone is so different, and I really don’t think there is one perfect weight loss plan out there for everyone. However, that being said, I do know that completely cutting out sugar will help EVERYONE. That is my one weight loss secret that I share with everyone. My other advice is to focus on fat and cut back on carbs. Not focus on protein, but focus on fat. This plan seems to work for most people struggling to lose weight.

Carolyn February 8, 2010 at 9:35 am

burp-scuseme.. savory…

caronae February 8, 2010 at 10:05 am

I have the same breakfast dilemma — I love sweet, but it does make me crave carbs all day. I’ll have to try some savory breakfasts! Yours looks wonderful.

Danielle February 8, 2010 at 10:47 am

Hehe, I think it’s the “real men eat meat” “philosophy” that you’re referring to. Oddly enough, eggs never seem to fill me up, ever, so I must always go with sweet.

Also, you may or may not be interested in finding out the subject of an article I’m working on (http://bit.ly/9zfDLU) I’ll send you an email soon with more info!

Alyssa February 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

Heather, what is your recipe for the whipped cream cheese? Do you buy it whipped or do you whip it yourself and add stuff to it?? Thanks!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Alyssa, I buy the Trader Joe’s whipped cream cheese.

Megan February 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

It differs each day. Some days I want pancakes, waffles, and sweetened up oats and then there are days where I want eggs and bacon (and bacon is so for girls. I think sausage is a manly type of meat. :) ) I notice when I am eating at home I tend to go with the sweet route because it’s pretty easy and the ingredients are usually at hand but when I go out it’s all about the savory stuff. I love omelets with lots of bacon, spinach, tomatoes, and avocado.

Jamie Ervin February 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

I prefer oatmeal or rice in the AM… but that may be exactly why I like carbs so much throughout the day… maybe I’ll start a scientific study to determine if eating eggs and (ugh) bacon makes a difference for me!

Carbzilla February 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

Next you’ll be arm wrestling Jay Robb!

I do love bacon! I have also found that a savory breakfast helps with the day ahead. I had an awesome egg in a tortilla with cheese that held me much better than pancakes with spicy pb, but thank goodness there are enough days in the week for both!

Kelly February 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

I tend to opt for savory foods in the morning. I find (like a few people mentioned above) that if I start the day on a sweet note then I want sweets all day long!

Jenn February 8, 2010 at 11:47 am

Agreed…love the pancakes (fav recipe is Polly’s pumkin ones:), but I’m hungry so soon! Eggs and bacon rock!

Jenn (www.j3nn.net) February 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

I love eggs and bacon! That looks sooo good. :) I’d have to have some kind of toast with it though.

Jenn

Sagan February 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

At first I thought that was whipping cream or ice cream on your eggs. Hehe.

INTERESTING that eating sweet stuff first thing makes you crave that stuff all day. I hadn’t thought about that. I love just about anything for breakfast. Breakfast food is wonderful.

Chrissie February 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I’m a fan of sweetish breakfasts – oats with fruit or All bran cereal with fruit most of the time – and I’m the opposite of you – if I have a purely savoury breakfast I feel like I’ve missed out and need to replace that lost sweetness later in the day. I do wonder though if that means I’m hooked and should try to push through it to lose the addiction (which is something I would definitely like to be free of). I rarely ate sweet stuff until I went on a diet to lose 50 lbs, and for the last year all my cravings and binges have centred around chocolate and sweets…

Evan Thomas February 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I have such a sweet tooth for breakfast time. I try to keep it tame with nuts and stevia but chocolate just might get in there, too :-)

foodcents February 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Eggs & Bacon are soooooooooooooo good.

If I do sweet in the morning, it doesn’t sit right with me. I would much rather have savory, often hold me better. I completely agree that if I have sweet in the morning, it seems to make me crave sweeter items throughout the day.

I think I am odd, in that I would rather have veggies in the morning than something sweet. I guess that is just the way my body work and I am aight’ with it.

missyrayn February 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I tend to do more sweet breakfasts with oats. But I do notice if I do eggs for breakfast I stay fuller longer and don’t need sweets.

WHy are you scratching yourself while watching Sports Center?

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Missrayn, I’m not really scratching myself and watching SportsCenter. Just thought it sounded like a manly thing to do. :)

Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful February 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I am usually a savory person through and through. I hardly ever crave sweets. I love breakfast burritos with eggs, cheese, and salsa in the morning.

Allie (Protein Girl) February 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Your bacon is curvy! That’s totally feminine! I go both ways in the morning: savory and sweet. Eggs with veggies (which appalled a certain Smoothie Girl) is a satiating way to start the morning – no craving pendulum.

So let’s hear more about your full fat dairy adventure! Is it working better than lowfat for dairy tolerance/intolerance? If so, you need a full fat Fage tiramisu…

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Allie, The full fat cream, butter, and cream cheese are all A-okay. Checked out the full fat yogurt. Still too much protein. :(

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

P.S. Allie, it’s the proteins in dairy that I have a problem with. I can’t handle much whey or casein.

Melissa S. February 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm

i def go for more savory in the morning, or i suppose just things without chocolate. as soon as i have chocolate, it’s like all hell brakes loose in my body!

Ameena February 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Savory for breakfast definitely! I cannot start the day with sugar or I give in the rest of the day too.

Love the last line!! Super funny.

balancejoyanddelicias February 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I prefer a savory meal 3 times a day! :D

Mama Pea February 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I sure need to jump on that savory train too. My sweet tooth is out of control. I’d eat smoothies, protein ice cream and oat bran all day long if my tongue had a say. Don’t forget to put the toilet seat down!!!

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) February 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

heabs- I never ever thought of the sweet breakkie causing sweet cravings. Maybe that is the root of my problems. But girl, you can NOT make a savory smoothie for breakfast- just can’t. Well, guess you can, I just won’t. :-)

Allie-not appalled- just gave me quivering flashback to when i used to sleep with Dr Atkins- the book that is. He was too old for me in real life :-)

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) February 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

PS don’t forget to burp, fart and smoke a cigar while you scream at the TV screen full of men in tight pants running in all directions.

Cole February 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Holy yum, those eggs look great. I do find that I have to have some carbs in the morning, otherwise I’m starving again in 2 seconds.

The Foodie Diaries February 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm

that’s really interested. i definitely agree that sweet breakfasts put me in a sweet state of mind for the day. i’m going to make a savory bfast manana and test this hypothesis haha

Light Delight with Tou Tou February 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Hmmmm, normally my morning meal is sweet, just becoz I don’t need to heat the stove…….but this scrambled eggs makes me want to try something different :-D

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin February 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

My breakfast cravings are usually sweet when I eat at home, but whenever I go out to breakfast, I crave savory food! I agree with you about the not-craving-sugar thing after a savory breakfast, too! Maybe I should eat savory more often… ;)

hayleycepeda February 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Heather thank you SO SO SO much for the comment on my blog!! It was such a pleasant surprise reading that at work. I really appreciate it!

As for your post, it varies with me. Sometimes (esp now that my cravings are all over the place!) I am feeling eggs with cheese and maybe an English muffin and other times it’s oats all the way. Although lately it’s been more eggs than oats. It definitely varies! :)

eaternotarunner February 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Only sweet for me! The idea of eggs in the morning makes me feel a little nauseous.

Heather (Heather's Dish) February 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

this is hilarious :) i think whipped cream cheese & eggs sounds really good…kinda like goat cheese and eggs…mmmmm :)

Sarah February 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I’m not a huge sweets person so have a sweeter banana and PB oatmeal kind of covers my sweet for the day. Now if I only had that kind of self control with hummus. I lost that battle of willpower last night during the Superbowl….lol.

eatmovelove February 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Hey as long as you enjoy whatever your eating that’s the main thing ;) I vote for Bacon Pancakes….!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

A nice manly breafast is a good thing once in a while, I have to agree. Although I always find myself trying to work in something sweet, like at least a bit of fruit or sweetened coffee. You make a good point about starting the day with sweet things. I have a problematic sweet tooth as it is so savory breakfasts might be worth experimenting with for me. I’ve recently replaced half my weekday breakfast (usually all fruit) with a salad and miso broth and have been loving how that feels, so I might consider kicking the remaining banana to the curb entirely. :)

LesleyG (justrun) February 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Yep, same here. If I have two eggs with avocado in the morning I don’t crave sweet things all day (and then get stuck in the salty-sweet, salty-sweet vicious cycle).

candice February 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Wow. I look at this breakfast and I remember all of the posts about pancakes, pudding, oat bran, smoothies, kabocha-in-a-jar breakfasts… and that’s the only word that comes to mind. Your tastes have sure changed a lot! :] I’ve never made real bacon by myself, so I’ve never gotten to experience of pleasure of bacon fat-fried foods… yet.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Candice, The pancakes, puddings, oat bran, jarbocha, etc. All still a part of my diet, just maybe not EVERY morning. :)

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I’ve been thinking the same thing lately!! I keep trying to do the savory breakfast thing but I always turn to the sweets!! Oats with almond butter and bon maman…how can I resist that when I’m in Paris! Oh, and chocolate. Chocolate for breakfast is big here. Ooooh. And honey in my coffee!!! Uh oh, I’m in big trouble. I will say though that I have eaten more fat than ever here and have never felt better. My joints don’t hurt and I feel so healthy! Whole milk and whole cream in my coffee, full fat yogurt, eggs cooked in French better. Love it!

Much love to you H! You continue to inspire me even while I’m across the pond ;)

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Miss you Courtney. Sounds like you are having an amazing time though. I love reading about your adventures…and falafels. :)

Olga February 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Hmmm I actually feel the opposite about oats…when I have them in the morning, I don’t crave carbs later on in the day. And PB…I feel like I always need to have PB! If I don’t have it in the morning, I want it later at some point.

Those eggs look fantastic!

Jennifer Trigo February 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Hey heather, I noticed you replied focusing on fat and not really protein for weight loss, but what about protein for muscle gain? I am so used to eating around 6 times a day, it has helped me keep my belly down. But lack of activity I believe has helped me gain some fat. What other full fat foods do you eat besides dairy?

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Jennifer, Yes, whenever I’ve tried high protein in the past, I gain weight. I am not a bodybuilder and don’t need near the amount of protein I was eating (about 1 gram per pound of body weight). I eat a lot of avocados, coconut products (oil, butter, milk), eggs, nut butters, etc., and when I do eat meat, I go for higher fat meats like bacon, grass fed beef, and salmon.

Gracie February 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

The more I read Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories, the more excited I get when I see meals like this!

Marissa February 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I used to have that problem when I was doing the grain thing, but for some reason when I do the quinoa or buckwheat thing I don’t crave carbs any more than I do when I have a savory breakfast. I had blueberry buckwheat for breakfast and right now I am craving roasted veggies :-)

mishmashcat February 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I love savory breakfasts! I almost always prefer them. The only exception is probably cereals. I pretty much never make pancakes or french toast and never get them when I got out. I just never feel full with them, but love a good scramble or poached egg (LOVE!), or omelette!

Fallon February 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Breakfast looks fab!! I need to make more savory meals in the morning but the “sweeter” options like oatmeal or toast with pb and fruit is so much easier!

Heather February 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Haha nice line at the end. I usually want something warm and carby in the morning… oats being my number one pick.

Emma February 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

heeather! great post! i got home too late to email you properly but just had to drop a line to tell you about my dinner of champions… onions, mushrooms and kale fried in bacon fat and butter topped with said bacon and drizzled with balsamic/ mustard combo and a TINY bit of maple syrup. with a carrot on the side. the boyfriend is loving it too although he did say ‘babe – this is delicious. it would make a great SIDE dish’. men. i hope (and trust) ‘man- heather’ would never say something so inesensitive! xxx

Abby February 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Savory in the morning then I crave sweets at night after din when Im laying lazily on the couch!

Katie February 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Savory all morning, and sweets at night. I sometimes wish I like sweets in the morning, when I see all the good stuff people are eating, but I just can’t stomach a whole meal of it. I like to finish off with something sweet though. :D

Quix February 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Heh, I love it. Don’t forget to burp too!

I haven’t really noticed about savory/sweet breakfasts, I used to ONLY do savory, but now it’s usually a protein bar or greek yogurt so it’s now typically sweet. Might have to try a week of savory breakfasts and see if I eat less sweet stuff.

Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress) February 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Any pork makes me feel manly. Pork chops, pulled pork (‘cue), bacon, pancetta, all of it!
I love eggs, salsa and hot sauce but I can’t eat anything savory early. I feel so sick after!

I think Kate had savory pancakes on her blog the other day. They looked awesome!

Mae

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Yes Mae, I saw Katie’s pancakes. So making those soon!

Just Audrey February 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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kathleen February 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

on the topic of saturated fat… i forgot to mention that this website: http://www.westonaprice.org/ is an interesting resource.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Yes, Kathleen, I am familiar with Weston Price. Thanks for the link!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Hi Heather….our body’s probably prefer and call out for very different foods. The last time I ate bacon was 25 yrs ago… I was 7. I could never, ever eat it. The taste, smell, not for me. Nor are eggs. But I love that you love it. It’s awesome to eat the foods we love, and savor them. Rock on!

And for you my coconut oil friend, I have a give away I just started an hour ago for Tropical Traditions…a quart of their premium coconut oil in case you want to enter. No pressure, only telling you b/c it’s something you already use :) Thx for the coconut oil comment on my dont fear the fat post.
xoxo

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Averie, Awesome giveaway, but I would feel bad entering it. CD and I buy our coconut oil in bulk from Garden of Life. I think we currently have about 12 jars. Haha – we’re stocked!

Lindsay February 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I love eggs scrambled in the bacon fat :-) I also love me some BACON and would love to join you for breakkie some day HEABS. This one is right up my alley.

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Linsday, Yes, would love to breakfast with you. :)

JJ February 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm

savory in the morning, all the way!
i always end up feeling nauseous if i have something sweet to eat for breakfast.

every day i work, i get up at 5.25am and make myself a fried egg on toast…with some maraina sauce, salsa, or ketchup. so good to start a long day of skiing, snow shoveling, and chair bumping!

Claire February 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Bacon, while delicious cannot be feminine! I had some amazing bacon wrapped dates at a superbowl party last night, and even eating it felt a little manly! But gosh is it tasty!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Claire, I love bacon wrapped dates. Such an amazing savory/sweet com

eatmovelove February 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Heather, are you still lovin’ on the veggies’ and squash like you used to as well? Do CD’s habits change with yours as well – I think he’s a runner right? I like Averie’s comment as well – different strokes for different folks….I guess that’s why there’s a 1000 and one different books and products out there and changing crazy trends :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm

EatMoveLove, Still loving on my squash and eating a bowl of oat bran as I type this. CD has been a big fan of saturated fats for years. He is a runner, and the only reason he does eat some carbs is to fuel his training runs. He doesn’t eat like most runners as the majority of his carbs come from veggies.

Chrysta February 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Great looking breakfast. I dont really eat bacon anymore but the smell of it is so comforting to me. I used to always wake up to it when I was little. Its one of those things=) I usually go for something sweet and savory. I mix it up! Im on a oatmeal mixed with yogurt and apples kick at the moment. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Jess February 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Sweet in the morning, most definitely! But savory is nice a couple times a week!
<3 jess
xoxo

Maggie February 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Oo interesting thought… I so rarely don’t have a carb or sweet for breakfast so I don’t know how it really affects me. Hm. I will have to experiement with that sometime.

theprocessofhealing February 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I’m all for a sweet breakfast but I LOVE eggs and bacon for dinner :)

brittany February 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm

call me greedy but I like to have both the savory and the sweet for breakfast

for example: spinach eggs + whole wheat pancake with bananas + coffee (of course) = perfect morning breakfast

Erica February 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Always sweet! Even when I think I’m in a savory mood and go for eggs or something, I end up wanting some sweetness and wishing I just had a nice bowl of fruit and cereal :)

Alyson February 9, 2010 at 12:04 am

Sweet, 99% of the time! But I’ve also learned that I function & feel better throughout the day if I avoid a carb-overload first thing in the morning. So protein pancakes, greek yogurt messes and now protein ice cream are a few of my morning go-to’s!

Trail (Oven Aversion) February 9, 2010 at 12:21 am

I guess I tend toward sweet in the AM. I don’t like something that resembles lunch and dinner type meals in the morning.

Samantha February 9, 2010 at 2:32 am

Similar for me. I love to do egg whites in the morning…with veggies or cheese or hot sauce or whatever. If I do them, I stay fuller longer and don’t crave as much junk. Hmm..

nicolegodiva February 9, 2010 at 3:19 am

definitely considering the savory options, but keep forgetting to buy eggs. I am not used to going to that section of the store… and it’s always instant regret! This morning was a savory raw breakfast.. raw burrito mm = )

stelladoesblogging February 9, 2010 at 4:35 am

Breakfast looks great, I love having eggs and bacon in the mornings!
I’m OK with oats in the mornings but if I have a carb-y lunch I am doomed!

Nicole February 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

Savory – I even eat savory oat bran: organic chicken broth, oat bran, chia seeds, a grind of pepper and a spoon full of Parmesan (and a bit of bacon or good cracklings if I have them). Sometimes a add a little hot pepper too.

pippapatchwork February 9, 2010 at 7:08 am

Scrambled eggs in the same skillet is definitely the way to go. I have such a sweet tooh when it comes to breakfast food but yours looks delicious!

marla February 9, 2010 at 8:12 am

I used to dodge my sweet cravings at all costs. Now that I have found stevia (my true love) I feel like I have found a great balance. I can have my sweet breakfast and not get all sugared up and icky feeling. Love the sweet/savory combo. Most days it’s my Stuffed French Toast:

2 slices sprouted grain bread, dipped in egg whites, with a good layer of nut butter inside + many drops of english toffee stevia to give me the sweet sensation my taste buds crave!

Gosh, I am lovin’ all the fat you are using, it really helps satisfy and shut down carb cravings!

Justine February 9, 2010 at 8:30 am

I usually go for sweets in the morning, but nothing beats (unbuttered, please) some kind of bread (whole grain toast, baguette, croissant) with coffee and milk. :)

skinnyrunner February 9, 2010 at 9:15 am

haha, that is a little manly but delicious looking breakfast!

Susan February 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

I usually crave sweet during the week, but on the weekends I lean towards savory!

This post made me think of that Dove commercial “Strong enough for a woman” haah!

Sharon February 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Hi Heather,

I was just wondering about your thoughts on the correlation between saturated fats and heart disease. Do you worry about that at all?

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Sharon, Nope, done a lot of reading on this topic. I don’t believe it’s saturated fats that cause heart disease. In my opinion it’s usually an outcome of inflammation in the body caused by a poor diet full of sugar and refined carbs. There is a lot of info. out there on this subject, but here is just a taste: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/cardiovascular-disease/saturated-fat-and-heart-disease-studies-old-and-new/. My advice to all HEAB readers. Question conventional wisdom…always.

Sharon February 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for the article link. That’s very interesting. I can’t eat full-fat dairy products because I just hate the taste/mouth feel of dairy fat (same for butter — can’t stand it). And, don’t eat animal products for ethical reasons. Is it just coconut oil for me?

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Sharon, As far as saturated fat goes, yes. I would stick with coconuts. Also, avocados are great. Not saturated, but a pretty good Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio I think. Can’t go wrong with either. :)

Sarah Ikegami February 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Heather,
What an amazing blog you have, I’m excited to keep reading!
As much as I love a creamy bowl of oats in the morning, I find I crave carbs all day long…at first I thought, no, this couldn’t be, I must get over these sweet/carby cravings but I’ve just accepted it and save carbs and treats for later in the day, if the craving comes. I like to get some protein in the AM and was having full fat Greek yogurt for the longest time but I am suspicious of it causing acne so right now I am doing alot of hemp protein smoothies. I totally agree on your philosophy with protein versus fat. Fat is extremely satisfying, nothing to be feared! I love coconut oils, milks etc and find I don’t need a ton of protein, but do need fat.
Thanks for blogging, I love it!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Thanks for reading Sarah. :)

kellyo February 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Hi Heather! This post really got me thinking. I have been drinking a protein smoothies for breakfast and about two hours later, I want to eat the wallpaper off the wall! So, I had a few eggs with some avocado this morning and I lasted until lunch with NO problems! Now, my smoothies will have to be a snack and I’ll be having fat and protein for breakfast. Thanks for a great post and a great site!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Kellyo, So happy to hear the added fat worked for ya…wall paper wouldn’t taste very good at 10 AM anyway. ;)

Anne February 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

HEAB,
I love reading your blog for your focus on whole foods and FAT! I lost about 35 pounds on…don’t laugh….the Suzanne Somers diet (Somersizing) – if you can get past that Chrissy from Three’s Company is giving you advice, it actually was a sound plan.

Basic precepts were:
1) Food combining
2) NO SUGAR or WHITE FLOUR (or anything artificial, all whole foods)
3) Eat fat!
Her theory is that sugar and simple carbs are what cause health problems (sound familiar?), and even when I was eating 2 eggs and veggies in cream sauce all day, my cholesterol levels and weight were never better and I never counted one calorie.

Keep preaching the full fat gospel :) Go Heab Go!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

Thanks Anne!

eatrabbitfood February 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

You are so right about savory breakfasts. I eat something sweet and NEED sugar or carbs all day long, but broccoli for breakfast makes me feel fairly normal. It’s like you say, just find what works for you.

And by the way, I love the manly breakfast. Your meals lately look so unlike every other healthy blogger! It’s great to see, even if I’m not unafraid to imitate your ways quite yet.

Keep up the good work!

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Eatrabbitfood, Nothing wrong with broccoli for breakfast. Thanks for your encouragement. :)

kristilyn February 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

That looks delicious! I’m definitely more of a sweet person in the morning … smoothies, yogurt with berries, oats with banana … but I do appreciate a good, savoury breakfast, too. I think the husband prefers it when I eat eggs. Actually, I’m sure he falls in love with me even more when I consume a yolk. Maybe that could be a V-Day gift. LOL!

K

Heather Eats Almond Butter February 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm

kristilyn, CD has been trying to get me to eat more yolks for years. I think eggs for breakfast on Sunday would be a great start to your Valentine’s Day. :)

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