As far as I'm concerned, there's no such think as non-emotional eating. As someone who loves food, entertaining, cooking, and sharing meals with loved ones, eating is pure joy for me. Unfortunately, over the last 6 months, I've been doing more of the negative emotional eating. Ya know... eating my feelings? Yeah, it happens a lot. Stressful days mean all night bitchfests with my roomie and almost always involve greasy takeout and bottles of wine. Unsurprisingly, it's been a tough habit to break.
Today was crazy. Busy and frustrating on its own , but naturally, it was also that time of the month so I was uber crampy and cranky. I couldn't get to the gym at lunch, and I was way too tired/hungry to go after work, so I came straight home and to the fridge. Normally I would run downstairs and order myself some delicious brick oven margherita pizza after having walked down the block to get a bottle of our favorite Malbec (the conveniences I enjoy living in NYC are delightful, but dangerous), but since I'm currently vegan and avoiding alcohol, such a scenario was not an option. So I made one of my favorite snacks instead, and I'm pleasantly satisfied - avocado toast! It's nothing new, and everyone has their own version. Some prefer to add hot sauce or olive oil and cracked pepper, but I prefer the simplicity of just butter and salt.
Carolyn's Vegan Avocado Toast
- 2 slices of sprouted whole grain bread (I get Sprouted Bakehouse's 7 Grain from WF, and it's delish!)
- 1 ripe avocado
- sea salt
- Earth Balance
Toast the bread. Mash the avocado. Spread Earth Balance on toasted bread (this is KEY and enhances the taste factor tenfold - if you don't have Earth Balance, use salted butter) and cover with lots of mashed avocado. Sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy! It's absurdly simple and delectable.