Younger Hunger

March 18, 2011

Some mornings I wake up with a purpose – a run, heading right in to work, AM yoga – and food can wait. I usually do want to have a snack and some water, but it’s not like I have to eat immediately or I’ll die.

Like it was today.

I couldn’t wait – I just had to have breakfast.

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Could it have been the thought of a loaf of High Five! in our “kitchen” that was psyching me out!? Because that’s all my stomach could think about.

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I toasted some in our Homewood Suites toaster (yessss!) and used a Homewood Suites real plate (yesss!) and a real knife to mash in a banana (wheee!). Plus some Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter in a to-go packet and a little Hail Merry grawnola on top

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The coffee wasn’t bad either! Had to drink it black though.

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Back to bread!

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1 Kristina March 18, 2011 at 7:59 am

YUM! What a delicious looking breakfast :)

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2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 18, 2011 at 8:01 am

I usually work out first thing in the morning and my head doesn’t even care about food until I get home, but some days I’m just like you and need it immediately!! Have a great day Kath!

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3 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

When you’re hungry you’re hungry… nothing get’s in the way :)

Enjoy your bread day :)

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4 JenATX March 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm

so true! i wake up starving just about everyday.. in fact, it helps me out in life because my tummy nags at me around 8 & doesn’t let me sleep in ha

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5 Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

Homewood Suites is seriously the best, we stay there all the time. Have a fun day!

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6 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 18, 2011 at 8:04 am

When I wake up, I have some water first, but then my next thought is “what is for breakfast?” Very rarely do I not eat something right away.

A hotel with a toaster? That is awesome!

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7 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 18, 2011 at 8:04 am

I have that plate and cup!! Corelle, right?

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8 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) March 18, 2011 at 8:04 am

I love the name of the post! Looks like a great breakfast too.

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9 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

That is the most incredible slice of toast I have ever seen. I’d jump up head for the bread right away too if that was waiting for me! :)

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10 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

I wake up every morning NEEDING to eat. I cannot function until there is food in my belly!!

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11 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

All of those amenities are awesome!

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12 Baking 'n' Books March 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

I thought you were leaving today? Still baking?

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13 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

I’m guessing you brought the hazelnut butter and granola? Otherwise I’m moving in to Homewood Suites and never leaving =)

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14 KathEats March 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

Yes :)

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15 Erin March 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

Pleeeease make sure you wash hotel dishes before you use them. I watched a gross documentary once….

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16 KathEats March 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

Yikes, didn’t think of that..

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17 Mimi March 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

I love, love, love High Fiber! It’s got an amazing little crunch to it with, uhm, quinoa? I love analyzing all the bits of deliciousness it has in it!

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18 Hope March 18, 2011 at 8:23 am

When I woke up this morning I was starving too! What a yummy looking breakfast! Having fun baking today! :)

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19 Tina March 18, 2011 at 8:23 am

That looks delicious. I’ve been trying to eat breakfast more often, but I’ll be honest…my stomach is never interested! I usually just have my morning coffee and that’s all I can handle until lunch!

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20 Kate @ naturastride March 18, 2011 at 8:26 am

My tummy is always starving when I wake up! I usually have a mini-snack, fit in my morning workout, and then eat. But I’m usually thinking about bfast during my whole workout!

Your toast looks so great. I’m on a hunt for some lower calorie all-natural nut butter. I wonder if this even exists?

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21 KathEats March 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

I don’t think it does – enjoy the healthy fats!

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22 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 18, 2011 at 8:28 am

That’s so neat that they have plates and ACTUAL silverware! I usually eat breakfast right when I get up, even if I’m not hungry. Have a fun day! Hope it’s pretty weather where you are :D

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23 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

No one could ever say toast is boring…good grief that is a masterpiece! Have a great day Kath!

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24 rebecca lustig March 18, 2011 at 8:37 am

I definitely have my mornings when I just NEED breakfast. Yet other times I find myself able to be patient

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25 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 18, 2011 at 8:37 am

I’ve been loving toast with peanut butter and banana lately, it never disappoints!

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26 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food March 18, 2011 at 8:42 am

That looks delicious! I love me a good piece of toast :)

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27 Heather (heathers dish) March 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

That’s it, I’m walking to great harvest today and buying a ton of bread…it sounds so good!

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28 Heather March 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

I never usually get hungry until after my shower – and then it is breakfast time for me or I get cranky.

Have fun making bread today.

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29 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

I’m like that every morning! My feet hit the floor and I’m starving! Bring on breakfast!

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30 Lindsay March 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

I am a breakfast girl!! I can not get my day started until something is in my belly, or else I want to eat a TON later! And I do not know how you did that coffee just black today…yowza! I need a splash of cream and sug always:)!!

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31 Melissa March 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

Now I want some delicious chewy toast a la Kath!

Way to work the Homewood Suites! :D

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32 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

One day I want to eat breakfast with you. It always looks so incredible! :)

I did have my chocolate-hazelnut PB packet in DC and had it on my hotel oatmeal – sooooo grateful to you for the idea. It made hotel oatmeal actually taste GOOD!

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33 Hannah @ Healthy Whip March 18, 2011 at 9:33 am

This looks an amazing breakfast! It’s so great when you can stay places that have good facilities.

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34 Gaura March 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

Wow, that breakfast looks like heaven!!!

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35 Cindy March 18, 2011 at 9:47 am

It looks like you’re off to a great start!

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36 Ash Bear March 18, 2011 at 9:53 am

I know exactly what you mean about breakfast! This morning, after my run, I was so hungry that nausea was hitting! I definitely want to buy some GH bread when I’m in DC for the half. Is there a GH near there? I wish we had GH is NYC!! :(

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37 KathEats March 18, 2011 at 9:56 am

There is in Alexandria!

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38 Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY March 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

That breakfast looks like dessert. I have never heard of this high five bread. I will have to look out for it at the grocery store.

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39 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

Oh man… I wake up most days and HAVE to get some food asap. I’m a total pansy! You’re a toast-master, here Kath (har har…). But seriously, that’s like art for the tastebuds ;)

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40 lynn @ the actor's diet March 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

since i snack right before bed i can almost always wait for breakfast a few hours after waiting. but some mornings i just GOTTA eat. i love that feeling.

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41 Natalia - a side of simple March 18, 2011 at 10:50 am

You make bread with toppings look even better than pancakes! I guess anything is possible with GH…

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42 Ashley March 18, 2011 at 10:53 am

Love the toast pile! Have a great weekend Kath!!

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43 Amanda March 18, 2011 at 10:55 am

This looks so simple yet so delicious! :)

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44 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

When we first moved to the States, we stayed in the Homewood Suites and never looked back. It’s amazing :)

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45 Alexa @ Simple Eats March 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

Yum! Sounds like a delicious breakfast!

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46 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

I haven’t been waking up hungry because I have been eating too much at night, but that usually doesn’t stop me from eating anyway :)

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47 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

I go running right away in the morning so I’m usually not hungry then, but after that watch out!! I become ravenous!

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48 Amelia (Eating Made Easy) March 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

I am normally like you, but this morning I woke up so ravenous that I got up an hour early just to make my stomach stop growling! Your breakfast looks better than mine was though…probably b/c of the choc hazelnut butter…YUMMMM.

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49 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I miss GH bread SO MUCH!! It’s been too long..

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50 Jen B March 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

You mentioned recently that lack of coffee made your shoulders hurt and the light went on – I’ve not had coffee in 3 days and my back and shoulders were hurting so bad, I was getting concerned.

I’m now finishing off a cup, and my back is already feeling better. I had no idea. THANK YOU! Now I can get back to thesising without writhing around in my chair. :)

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51 KathEats March 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Glad you figured it out!

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52 Courtney March 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

looks like a great breakfast! i wonder from the post’s title though- why did you choose to keep your maiden name once married? just curious! thanks =]

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53 KathEats March 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I feel that my name defines my identity and could not imagine living life as anyone else. Luckily Matt was totally supportive of my decision

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54 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather March 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Breakfast is always on my mind first thing…err okay coffee’s first, then food :)

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55 Eileen March 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

This used to be my morning routine: Wake up, run 4-8 miles without so much as a drink of water, shower, get ready for work, commute for at least 40 minutes, THEN eat a huge corn muffin and drink a massive black coffee. I didn’t have an eating disorder; that was just how I structured my day.

This is now my morning routine: Wake up, tend to three kids, eat something that HAS to involve a little bit of protein (oatmeal, PB on toast, sometimes an egg) and drink coffee with cream. This seems much more sane!

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56 Christina March 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Mmmm don’t be surprised if you see this on my blog for tomorrow’s breakfast k? :)

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57 kaila @ Healthy Helper blog March 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

i have never had a loaded piece of toast like the ones you always make….usually like simplicity with just some jam or nut butter….but this combo looks fabulous!

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58 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy March 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I feel the same. Sometimes I wake up starving and other days I don’t want to eat for an hour or two after I’ve woken up!

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59 Ellie@fitforthesoul March 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

teehehe I have the same cup heyyyyy. This looks yummy regardless! :D Esp. b/c of the hazelnut butter

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60 Kristen, Sweetly March 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Why is bread so delicious!! My favorite this week has been half of a mashed banana and some mixed up peanut butter powder on top. I must have had it three times.

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61 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Love it when I can use a real plate in a hotel…totally makes my day! Something about real utensils and plates and cups and not having a plastic fork tine break off into your food is just nice :)

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62 Hilary March 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Wow…what a creative (and tasty)-looking toast topper. I have breakfast envy!

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63 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

yum! you are so talented, look at the gourmet lunch you can whip together on the fly like that!

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64 Christine (The Raw Project) March 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Breakfast looks great! So rare hotels have real plates and utensils, nice!

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65 Anne @ butter and bear March 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I always have to eat right when I get up. I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Your toast looks so yummy:-)

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66 Lisa Fine March 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Love the idea of adding granola to bread and nut butter. You and your crunch! :)

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67 Sasha@Blyssful Health March 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

This looks really yummy. My mornings and nights are mixed up. I am up with my son at night, so morning are hard. This makes a morning look great.

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68 Jess (Sweet Potato) March 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

YUM!

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69 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I can’t do anything in the mornings before I eat! I always wake up ravenous. :P

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70 Erin March 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Hi! Love your blog. Just found it a little while ago. Also, I love that you love oatmeal so much. I can’t get enough! Have you ever put barley in it? Just boil the barley for a little bit and then add oatmeal, it gives it a great texture.

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71 Hannah March 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

That looks incredible!

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72 Kat @ Cupcake Kat March 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Oh wow that is one delicious breakfast. I never thought of putting granola on my toast. I will try it

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