Seasonal Slump

I had been feeling very dissatisfied with food lately. I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it, but I felt unfulfilled. Not with my meals, but with snacks. I’d just stare into the fridge or cupboard and feel bored. Feeling bored with food is dangerous when you are trying to maintain a healthy weight!

But I finally think I figured it out. It’s the change in seasons.

I was thrilled with the summer bounty, and especially with blueberries. I was addicted! I’d buy 2 boxes of blueberries twice a week from the local farm. They were sweet and delicious and I couldn’t get enough of them!

Blueberries were a constant snack, but blueberry season is long gone, and I guess haven’t quite found the adequate snack replacement just yet. But now that I know what’s happening, I can work with it…and it’s definitely getting better.

I’ve been buying more apples, and baking more. I’ve been trying a few new healthy sweet bread recipes. In about a month, the California Naval oranges will be here and I know that’ll help tremendously! I’m such a fan of California Naval oranges, and I’ve been looking forward to their arrival to Whole Foods stores!

Thankfully my meals haven’t been an issue. I’ve been excited about winter veggies like tatsoi, beets, carrots, chard and potatoes. I’ve been craving soups and braised meats. I now need to get just as excited about autumn snacks!

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