Wholesome Eats

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Get in my belly!  I think I am entering holiday treats overload.  Eating white chocolate chip pancakes at 1 AM put me over the edge.  I’m at the point where I don’t want any more Christmas cookies (ask me about this again tomorrow).  All I want to eat today is really simple, really wholesome food. 


Our fridge being bare of everything but veggies doesn’t hurt things!


Just a big plate of olive oil-roasted parsnips and broccoli, with black beans on top.   Seems like a light meal, but the starchiness of the parsnips filled me up.  Plus, I have basically zero appetite after last night’s festivities.   Oh and we have about 4 heads of broccoli to eat before tomorrow.


With ketchup for dippin’. 


First of all… I love how many people have emailed or tweeted to say they have socks in their hair today! Hah! 🙂


Secondly, I have to talk about Pandora One some more.


The Pandora One desktop app ($36 for the year) is so awesome and so, so worth the money.  I have seriously fallen back in love with Pandora because of the desktop app.  I spend a lot of time at my computer and having fun new music is clutch.  This would be an AWESOME last-minute holiday gift (and hey, you don’t even have to go to the mall).


Gonna buckle back down to work, and hopefully squeeze in a run later.  We’ve got to clean the car out before our road trip, too!


PS – Apparently the Chex Mix is called Puppy Chow / Snowman Poop / Muddy Buddy.  Here’s a recipe!



  • alli December 23, 2010, 3:06 pm

    still looks tasty! have you thought of freezing your broccoli to prevent it from going bad before you’re able to eat it?

  • Baking 'n' Books December 23, 2010, 3:14 pm

    Yeah, freeze your broccoli or just eat it…with ketchup 😉

    I hear ya on the treats. I’m annoyed because they’re all over the place at work and I can’t avoid it even though I don’t even really want it! Not too mention I just baked a Banana-Date cake that is mostly gone….trouble I tell ya…

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 23, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Looks yummy! Haven’t tried the sock knot trick yet but I plan to soon!

  • Leanne December 23, 2010, 3:22 pm

    Is Pandora paying you to advertise?

    • Caitlin December 23, 2010, 3:37 pm

      No. I wouldve disclosed that if they were as I always

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 23, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I know just what you mean about ENOUGH with the holiday sweet stuff. I posted about this today too. Sometimes, there comes a limit. And isn’t it wonderful when we can listen to our body cravings for wholesome food?

  • Jane December 23, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I love Pandora One too! Definitely worth it.

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 23, 2010, 3:29 pm

    I totally get this – after my brother’s white-flour and white-sugar filled wedding weekend, I stumbled into my kitchen and pulled out the spinach and frozen broccoli like an addict who needed a fix. Too. Many. Wedding. M&Ms. Gross.

  • Laura @ Tidbits December 23, 2010, 3:31 pm

    p.s. I totally have a sock in my hair today too!!! 😉 lol

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 23, 2010, 3:36 pm

    I am with you on eating too many treats! I “think” I am done with eating treats, but yes, come tomorrow I’ll be ready for more!

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) December 23, 2010, 3:39 pm

    I am in love with parsnips!! I OD’d on them yesterday at lunch! So good.

  • kelly December 23, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I agree, Pandora One is sooooooooo worth it!!! 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 23, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Hafe a safe trip!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 23, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I might be in a sugar coma.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 23, 2010, 3:48 pm


  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write December 23, 2010, 4:02 pm

    I’m listening to Pandora right now!

    I’m one of those that tweeted to tell you I have a sock in my hair. I have to admit that I was sad to cut my sock this morning though. :p I only have a few the color of my hair! hehe.

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 23, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Wholesome eats indeed – looks yum! nothing more cleansing and satisfying that a big pile of veg!
    Heidi xo

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 23, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Just checked out last night’s post- those pancakes actually seem like a pretty healthy midnight snack, considering that the college staples are nachos, pizza, and meat-loaded sandwiches 🙂 I always eat tons of veggies the day after indulging too though- my stomach craves them!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 23, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I used to eat a lot of that mix (we called it puppy chow) at Girl Scout camp when I was younger.

    Safe travels! I read on Twitter that you will be in Florida? Where are you headed? Have fun!

  • Camille December 23, 2010, 4:21 pm

    Mmm, gotta love good, healthy eats! I am also kind of over Christmas desserts. My body is just done with sweets.

  • Jen December 23, 2010, 4:22 pm

    I had to lol that you’ve never heard of puppy chow. 😉 I think you randomly convinced me to get pandora one! Thanks!

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life December 23, 2010, 4:23 pm

    I hear ya on the sugar overload, it actually makes me really happy that my body craves healthy food. Makes me realize that I feed it the right things most of the time.

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side December 23, 2010, 4:26 pm

    I feel you on craving the simple, clean eats. Since being home, I’ve been indulging like there’s no tomorrow. I figure the holidays come but once a year- I’ll save the detoxin’ for later 😉

  • steph December 23, 2010, 4:34 pm

    i am SO happy to see you use ketchup. i get made fun of ALL THE TIME by family for doing that!

  • Carin December 23, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Broc soup? With puppy chow croutons!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 23, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I’ll have to look into the Pandora app. I use Pandora at work but I always just listen to my itunes at home since I have so many songs!

  • grocery goddess jen December 23, 2010, 4:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t heard it called puppy chow in forever, but I do remember that name! Also, I did put my hair up in a top knot inspired by you this morning, but I skipped the sock part 🙂

  • Paige @Running Around Normal December 23, 2010, 4:59 pm

    I can’t believe you haven’t ever made puppy chow let alone eaten it!!
    i hear ya on the sweets. There’s just SO many around!!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 23, 2010, 5:21 pm

    Haha. Wow…I had never heard it called “snowman poop” before. Not a very appetizing name, is it? 😉

  • Kelly December 23, 2010, 5:32 pm

    Puppy Chow is the equivalent to crack….

  • Natalie O December 23, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I LOOVE Pandora…they really figure out every song you would like, hehe.

    Never heard of Snowman Poop, but I love the name! Now I will HAVE to make it 🙂

  • Laura (Starloz) December 23, 2010, 6:41 pm

    pandora seems interesting but i have soooo much on itunes

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 23, 2010, 7:11 pm

    I love puppy chow! I have a vegan Puppy chow recipe that makes me happy…so addictive. lol.

    Pandora. thx for the info…I really didnt “get” it til your explanation of it but everyones been talking about it…thx for the 411!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 23, 2010, 7:16 pm

    That veggie plate looks amazing. And puppy chow is Chex Mix crack. Ohhh my goodness I’m drooling just thinking about it

  • Kristina @ Life as Kristina December 23, 2010, 8:51 pm

    is it horrible I have never had a parsnip?! I think I need to try it:)

  • Chetney (Czesia's Adventures) December 23, 2010, 10:14 pm

    I have a sock in my hair today too! I told my husband and he doesn’t believe me! Thank you for the tip!

  • Lizzy December 23, 2010, 11:15 pm

    I love Snow Patrol!!! Especially Final Straw acoustic… I even listen to them running… love that band : )

  • Lora December 24, 2010, 12:34 am

    The other day I had eaten too much holiday treats, the next day I just only wanted to eat very very light foods, such as steamed vegetables, water and etc.. But two days later, my appetite came back, I went out with friends and had a binge eating again. 🙁

    I’ve never had a parsnip, I’m sure I am gonna try it.

  • Kiran December 24, 2010, 8:22 am

    Safe travels down south while we hit up North! 😀

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 24, 2010, 8:44 am

    I haven’t worn out my sweet tooth yet. Bring on more cookies! 😀

  • Linda December 24, 2010, 12:36 pm

    We call it Monkey Munch in our house! Delish!!

  • Amber K December 24, 2010, 12:41 pm

    I haven’t eaten as many treats, so I am looking a little bit forward to today and tomorrow. Then again, I gotta make sure I don’t go too crazy. 😉

  • Stefanie December 27, 2010, 12:52 pm

    We know it as “Trash” as you shake it in a trash bag with sugar at the end, and now we only use White choc chips and called “white trash” YUM!!! we use the Muddy Buddy recipe. Great using Crispix, too!

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