Naturally Sweet

May 18, 2012

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What was in your lunchbox?

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Mine included some farm-fresh sugar snap peas (surprisingly sweet!), plus leftover tostada from dinner this week, including another version of our avocado crema – this time 50% avocado and greek yogurt mixed with southwest seasoning and lemon juice.

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H2O melon on the side! {Both of these are on salad-size plates for scale!}

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I’m off to run a bunch of errands, including the task of having our bakery loan docs renewed by signing 1,000 pages with my John Hancock! Good thing I like signing my name : )

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1 Sana May 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I hate signing my name, so I just squiggle something :)

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2 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Girl, you a seriously making me crave water melon :) Thank goodness it’s almost time for weekly grocery shopping!

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3 cassie May 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I used to squiggle, but then my last job required me to become a notary to I had to learn how to actually sign my name. Now it’s a mix of the two…some letters mix with some squiggles

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4 Lindsey May 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Today I’m munching on my own watermelon as I read this :-)

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5 Cait's Plate May 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Oooh I love the avocado crema idea – I’m boiling up some eggs now to shove in a pita and might have to copy the avocado to dip it in!

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6 Lace @ Real Food Quest May 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hankering for some tex-mex fair since seeing these posts on tostadas and guac. Unfortunately out of tortillas or this would be happening today!

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7 Lindsey May 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

You’ve had me craving watermelon all week! Must buy some this weekend.

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8 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

those sugar snap peas look so plump and perfect! They’re a fave of mine!

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9 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

My grandparents grow sugar snap peas, I always loved to run into the garden and eat them right there!! They have a very, very big garden since they grow EVERYTHING from fruits to vegetabes, they even have thei own watermelons, I can’t wait for August to come to visit them!

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10 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I think my signature would start to look funny and my hand would cramp up! lol

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11 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Looks delish! I had a turkey wrap with spinach hummus and cheddar.

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12 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Lol about signing your name – I used to practice my signature all the time when I was younger and in school. It’s gotten significantly less swirly than it used to be (no hearts to dot the i’s now either.) Have fun! :)

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13 Khushboo May 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

My signature is more of a scribble these days- whoops!

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14 mary @ minutespermile May 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I had sugar snaps too! Interestingly sparked a conversation in the lunch room on difference between snow peas, sugar snap peas, and mange-tout peas. :)

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15 Molly @ RDexposed May 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

You like signing your name?? I was over it before my internship ended. When I’m asked to sign my name outside of work I always have an “are you kidding me?” look on my face. Haaaate signing my name!

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16 Rebecca May 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I am currently living off fresh snap peas and watermelon. THE BEST :)

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17 Christine @ BookishlyB May 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

As someone with a massive sweet tooth who always battles sugar cravings, I’d love to hear your take on natural sugar (the watermelon made me think of it, along with your BERF post this morning). Obviously 4 slices of watermelon offer more nutrients that a Snicker’s bar, but I’m thinking the grams of sugar wouldnt be that muuuuuuch different. When calculating sugar intake for the day you have to count natural sugar too, right?

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18 KathEats May 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Yeah, but I wouldn’t bother to count natural sugars from fruit or dairy unless you’re eating a huuuuge amount of them.

Sugar in 2 cups of watermelon = 20 grams
Sugar in snickers bar = 28 grams

BUT –

Calories in 2 cups watermelon = 100
Calories in Snickers = 271

That’s a big diff.

Plus real food vs. no real food, plus antioxidants, plus real food verses not.

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19 Angel7 May 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I love signing my name as well, because I make lots ‘o swirls in my signature :) I used to practice my signature when I was a little girl, because I thought one day I might be famous, and signing autographs all the time :)

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20 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I would love to have lunch at home – it’s so hard to decide the night before what you’ll want by lunchtime the next day. :)

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21 deva by definition May 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

My signature is more of a scribble. Has been since my junior year of college – I worked as an RA and checked out about 90 students in one afternoon – out of 230 in the building. It was.. a busy day.

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22 Laura @ She Eats Well May 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I’ve been snacking on snapped peas allll week. They are crunchy, sweet and so good!

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23 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

that crema sounds like it might be the perfect way for me to eat avocado. :-) so delicious. but I could easily down a whole avocado for a snack. I love the idea of a creamy protein addition.

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24 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

that avocado cream looks so good!

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25 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

“It’s Herbie Hancock”. — Name that film…

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26 KathEats May 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

No idea!

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27 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm
28 Annette @FitnessPerks May 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I LOVE watermelon!! must get some this weekend :)

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29 Hope May 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I want that lunch. All of it.

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30 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

After I sign my name a couple times, it basically turns to scribble!

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31 Kerry @ Totes My Oats May 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Avocado cream… yum!

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32 RachelSD May 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Mmmmm…. sugar snap peas! My favorite! We’ve been getting them in our CSA box the last couple of weeks and it’s a good thing my husband doesn’t like them– more for me!! He can have all the watermelon he wants, I’ll pass. :)

Good luck with all the signing!

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33 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 19, 2012 at 6:16 am

Leftovers make great lunches!

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34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Man I need to get my hands on some watermelon!!

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