77 days ’til 40: Winter Food Cravings

06 Dec



Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.  ~Jim Davis

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.  ~Miss Piggy

Yesterday it was cold.  Yesterday it was WET.  Yesterday it was cloudy and raining and miserable outside.  Yesterday I wanted, I NEEDED macaroni and cheese.  There was something about the weather that created a huge craving for macaroni and cheese – curled up in sweats on the couch with a cup of coffee next to me.

Thankfully, I am able to balance the macaroni and cheese craving with more healthy winter comfort foods.  I LOVE to make soups – both cream based and broth based and I love to make chili and stews.  I try to focus on these things – they distract me from pastas and warm muffins and cupcakes.

I will say, though, that no matter how hard I try, a plate of vegetables will never replace a cup of steaming hot cocoa as I sit snuggled up watching the rain fall.

Today, 77 days ’til 40, I am continually working to find balance when it comes to my winter food cravings.



Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Diet, Health, Hormotional, Inspiration


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22 responses to “77 days ’til 40: Winter Food Cravings

  1. Lani Longshore

    December 6, 2012 at 00:15

    For me, the winter craving is bread – homemade, hot from the oven. Mac and cheese is good, too. Have you tried Jamie Oliver’s version with cauliflower? It’s really good.

    • 400daystil40

      December 6, 2012 at 21:59

      yes, when I could eat gluten I also loved bread!!!

  2. buckwheatsrisk

    December 6, 2012 at 00:27

    i had mac and cheese yesterday 🙂

  3. sakuraandme

    December 6, 2012 at 04:03

    I love comfort food in Winter! ….Paula x

  4. A Table in the Sun

    December 6, 2012 at 04:16

    My winter food cravings all revolve around NOT being at work, sitting near the fire with a good book and a fuzzy blanket…..with a bowl of…………..

    • 400daystil40

      December 6, 2012 at 21:57

      Ah yes, I LOVE those cravings… at home, rain pouring down, hot chocolate or hot coffee and a good book or my knitting…..

  5. Lucianus Mauricius

    December 6, 2012 at 08:24

    I’ve been craving sweets for the last 8 months, and only now I have begun to cut down a bit, but gosh I need sugar so bad 😀

    • 400daystil40

      December 6, 2012 at 21:55

      I have similar issues and have been seriously contemplating dumping all sugar from my diet

      • Lucianus Mauricius

        December 7, 2012 at 05:26

        Dumping all sugar from your diet can cause a higher risk of diabetes. I would seriously reconsider that option.

  6. brenaturally

    December 6, 2012 at 13:35

    We had the same kind of day. I struggle with the same cravings for comfort food…mostly home baked goods. I’m with you on the soups and stews…yummy, filling, and good for you. 🙂

  7. Another Thousand Words

    December 7, 2012 at 03:25

    Wonderful image, 400–KUDOS! I, too, enjoy making soups from scratch…today’s was faux French Onion (because I am not French!) with carrots and red lentils…very healthy and perfect for a damp day, as it was here in Chicago! Mac ‘n’ cheese I do without, for some reason…it just doesn’t thrill me! I’d rather have the cheese on a from-scratch pesto pizza, with onions, black olives and Crimini mushrooms (made that last night!) !!!

    • 400daystil40

      December 7, 2012 at 23:07

      Thank you! Do you know that most of my images are taken with my iphone??? The rain image I had to take with my partner’s SLR because I needed more shutter speed options, but usually it is just my iphone 🙂

  8. antarabesque

    December 14, 2012 at 03:28

    We had mac and cheese yesterday. Other comfort food – perogies, chicken noodle soup, cream puffs.


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