Appetite Paradise Lost

June 25, 2012

I spent most of Saturday afternoon working (just got on a roll!) so today I was able to take a few hours to catch up on my baby reading. I need to take this as seriously as I used to take my college reading, but it still feels like a luxury to read in the afternoon! Halfway through the Bradley book – in cobbler’s pose per the book’s recommendation!


I read in the baby’s room to get in the spirit : ) [Note the “new” bouncer seat – a hand-me-down from a Cville Twitter friend!] The nursery really is such a nice room! It gets afternoon light and had the best view of the backyard in the house. I’m glad I’ll be spending more time in there in the months to come.


Afternoon hunger hit and I had some milk with puffins and trail mix


And then had a terrible time getting excited for this dinner 3 hours later. No appetite to be found!


The No Bull Burger on top was delish- served with some melted sharp cheddar and ketchup!


Underneath we had rice cooker quinoa (getting some good use out of my cooker again!) along with sauteed zucchini and freshly picked garden tomatoes!!!!!!!!!



Sadly, I left a lot in my bowl. Tomorrow’s lunch!?


OK, tonight it really does feel COOL outside. I am debating the air situation again! Tomorrow’s forecast looks awesomely cool!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat June 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I’m trying to get in college studying mode too with this personal training certification exam coming up! So out of practice.


2 Cait's Plate June 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Haha I’m so with you Allie! I’m studying for the GRE right now and it’s HORRENDOUS! I’m so out of hardcore study mode. Good luck with yours!

Hate when I spoil my appetite with an afternoon snack…though sometimes it’s so worth it. I’d say Puffins qualify there :)


3 Sana June 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I think quinoa tastes best when made in a rice cooker!


4 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Just bought some red quinoa for a dinner base this week! Can’t wait to make a bowl of deliciousness just like that meal!


5 Elle @ nutritionella June 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I hate when I spoil my appetite – especially when there’s good food around to be eaten. That quinoa burger bowl looks incredible!


6 AlyssA @ fit and fun in third June 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

What an adorable nursery! I love the soft green color on the walls…. So calming and happy! :)


7 Stephanie C June 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I’m taking a summer class and have about 1.5 mos off of work/traineeship so I have lots of down time. But I’m having trouble reading my assigned readings inside my house… so today I went on our large porch with a blanket. I got a decent amount done. Sometimes a change of scenery is necessary!


8 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Awww I’m sorry your appetite went away, that dinner looks good! Hopefully it will be just as good tomorrow


9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I’d gladly ruin my appetite for dinner with Puffins anyway…especially the peanut butter ones. 😉


10 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Those tomatoes look soooooo good. I’m one of those weirdos who likes eating grape tomatoes straight from the container like they’re grapes. My mom thinks it’s so weird…but they’re delicious!


11 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

So jealous…garden tomatoes already? Dinner looks so goooood! The leftover quinoa and veggies would go nicely with some salading for lunch tomorrow!


12 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Those burgers look extra delicious and the nursery looks so bright and neat, love it!


13 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself June 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I recently discovered Puffins and am in love with them! And those tomatoes look awesome! I wish I was a little bit more talented at gardening…


14 Allison K June 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I never did my reading in college! Also, I know everyone an their sister has told you about a bouncer or rocker in the nursery…but I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. We didn’t have any rocker (in the house at all) for the first month…when we went to visit our parents, we discovered that Anderson LOVES BEING ROCKED. In fact, it was the only way to soothe him during his five and six week fussy phase. I know you have rockers elsewhere in the house…but you might want to find a way to make one work in the nursery. We have one now…and it’s a godsend.


15 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde June 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Your tomatoes look great! I love seeing the fresh produce from your garden.


16 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

The puffins and trail mix would spoil my dinner too but I would take them over a burger…sweet over savory any day for me :)


17 Angel7 June 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I wish I could get into reading mode!

That quinoa looks like it is perfectly cooked!


18 Jen June 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Why do they recommend Cobbler’s pose?


19 KathEats June 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

Stretching out the hips – in preparation for birth


20 Joy June 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I didn’t know you could cook quinoa in a rice cooker lol You really do learn something everyday :) Happy reading! And your baby rooms looks beautiful!


21 j3nn June 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

The melty cheese on the No Bull burger looks dreamy.


22 Kate June 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I wouldn’t have had any trouble finding my appetite for that dinner, looks yum!


23 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm

love the nursery’s green wall paint :)


24 Khushboo June 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

HATE when I have no appetite for a dinner which I actually want to eat!


25 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 26, 2012 at 12:20 am

I’ve never made quinoa in a rice cooker! How long do you cook it for?


26 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 26, 2012 at 3:05 am

Your baby room is so precious! I love the color combination and how calm I feel when I look at it.


27 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

Delicious looking dinner. I really should get out my rice cooker and use it!


28 Living, Learning, Eating June 26, 2012 at 6:56 am

Wow, that looks amazing! My afternoon snacks rarely spoil my dinner appetite, I like food 😛


29 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 26, 2012 at 7:02 am

I love how the nursery looks! So cute :)

I would love to own a rice cooker. I hate making rice. It never comes out right.


30 robin June 26, 2012 at 7:13 am

Cant wait til theres a baby in that pretty little room.


31 Molly @ RDexposed June 26, 2012 at 7:15 am

The green walls are so calming. Let’s hope babies think so, too!


32 Janice June 26, 2012 at 7:56 am

Where can I find these no bull burgers? You’re making me want some!


33 KathEats June 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

There’s a where to buy on their site:

But they also ship nationwide if you email them!


34 Sarah June 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

Hi Kath! I’m 30 weeks pregnant and have loved following your blog. It is very encouraging and makes me want to keep eating healthy! I’m a mom of one boy and will be having our second in September. I work full time so I’m absolutely in love with the Overnight Oats. Amazing!

Was wondering what books you are reading and enjoying for pregnancy/labor. Thanks!


35 KathEats June 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

Just wrote a post on that on Baby KERF!


36 Millie Snyder June 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

I’m intrigued, what do they say about the cobbler’s pose?


37 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Your tomatoes are beautiful!!!


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