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I Go Crazy For Fats

January 13, 2010

Yesterday, I met up with Justine and her Little One after not seeing her in what felt like many many moons. Justine, I missed you!


We dined at Chipotle where I consumed enough guacamole to feed a small army…


Ha ha, it almost covered my entire plate of chicken and fajita veggies, hold the beans and rice please.

Then there were many of these shared with Little One


Muchas gracias for my birthday lunch J! T’was yummy as was the kombucha tea you brought me. šŸ™‚

I arrived home to find one of my favorite fat-filled foods on my doorstep…


After seeing that they made my list of favorite products for 2009, the kind folks at Nuttzo sent me more of their nut butter along with a fun tank top. It’s extra long, providing me with excellent crack coverage. šŸ™‚

This morning, I went a little nuts with my Nuttzo


and used it to make the World’s Easiest Peanut Sauce


which I poured over some grilled chicken and 2 La Tortilla Factory tortillas. Close-up of the chunk factor…


Yeah! Looks like I’m not the only one enjoy eating my fats…

Look at cute Francesca, proudly displaying her homemade nut butter winnings from Deb’s Heab-versary Nut Butter Giveaway. Hope you are enjoying the goodness as much as I am Francesca! Deb is a nut butter making genius.


How about you? Enjoyed some fat yet today? šŸ™‚

89 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2010 9:03 am


    I been all about raw nuts lately, and expensive ones… pecans, macs, brazils… loooove how they go crunch in my mouth.

    Btw. Heather you look great… all that fat is makin’ you lean!


  2. January 13, 2010 9:05 am


    I been all about raw nuts lately, and expensive ones… pecans, macs, brazils… loooove how they go crunch in my mouth.

    Why do they call it fat? Look at you, Heather! It should be called lean.

  3. skinnyrunner permalink
    January 13, 2010 9:06 am

    mmmmn, chipotle. yes, please! love their guac!

  4. January 13, 2010 9:17 am

    Hi Heather! I’ve been following your blog for a week now and just wanted to send you some love šŸ™‚ I’ve been trying to wean myself off my fear of fat lately… I think it does have to do with too many years of “dieting” and hearing that fat is BAD BAD. So this morning, in honor of the clear benefits of healthy fat (just look at you!) I am making my oatmeal breakfast and topping it with a dollop of almond butter!

    I also bought some coconut butter last night. Do you use that?


  5. January 13, 2010 9:18 am

    Looks like such a fun lunch! I need to get my hands on NUTZO šŸ™‚

  6. January 13, 2010 9:19 am

    Heather…your straight hair is so cute!:) Love it.

  7. January 13, 2010 9:19 am

    about 1/2 c. almonds…I love them. When I was dieting I TOTALLY stayed away from fats. I wont now.

  8. January 13, 2010 9:20 am

    For years I was scared of fat…but now I revel in it! Well, I revel in a sort of moderation…is that possible!? šŸ™‚ But seriously, I have always eaten lots of fresh veggies, fruits, lean proteins (mostly seafood), but was wary of consuming too much fat, seeds, or nuts…boy was I missing out! Good fats give you sustained energy and just plain make me happy! I am a total fat convert!

    After reading all sorts of good stuff about coconut, I’m totally on board the healthy fat train. I consume some sort of coconut, (milk [regular, of course], oil, or meat), almond butter, sunflower butter, olive oil, flax, walnut, or avocado…which brings me to this question:

    Have you tried Avocado Oil!? YUM! I make it into vinaigrettes, cook my eggs in it, and just all around LOVE it!

  9. January 13, 2010 9:21 am

    I have never been to Chipotle but am dying to try it next time I’m in the US…the guac looks so good!

  10. January 13, 2010 9:22 am

    Sarah, I love Artisana’s coconut butter. Can’t get it in Nashville, but I’ve had other bloggers send it to me. So amazing. It’s my favorite thing to put on grilled chicken.

  11. January 13, 2010 9:22 am

    I love my fats, too!! Mostly in peanut butter, salt n vinegar almonds, avocado when in season, and oils. YUM!!

  12. January 13, 2010 9:23 am

    Jen, Nope, never tried avocado oil. I use coconut oil for everything.

  13. January 13, 2010 9:29 am

    I’ll be enjoying some fat at lunch with an avocado topped salad . . . although it might not be as heaping as your plate of guac!

  14. January 13, 2010 9:30 am

    Such a cute post…I have to go to Chipotle!! And I need to try some Nuttzo!

    You have gorgeous hair by the way!

  15. January 13, 2010 9:31 am

    You and I must’ve been reading each other’s minds yesterday… I made “Chipotle” for dinner! Oh, and I can’t wait to be able to afford more Nutzzo…it was SO GOOD!

  16. Susan permalink
    January 13, 2010 9:38 am

    What is it about Chipotle’s guac that is so freakin’ good? I think they put crack in it.

    And I love you Nuttzo tank – jelly!

  17. January 13, 2010 9:44 am

    I’ve had fear of fat pretty much my entire life. In the last year, I’ve finally learned to incorporate moderate amounts of healthy fat in my diet (along with a healthier diet in general). After following a fat-free diet for 3 years in college my hair started looking really bad. Doctor’s tests said I was fine, but I know it was my diet. Now my hair looks the best it has in years thanks to healthy fats and a kick-ass stylist.

    I try to stick to whole foods for fat–nuts, nut butter, avocado, almond milk, coconut. Also, if I’m having a lot of carbs at a meal, I hold off on the fat. I don’t use straight oil except very small amounts of coconut oil on occasion. I had a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar for breakfast! Yum!

  18. January 13, 2010 9:45 am

    I had some almond butter on toast with cinnamon on top. Never tried AB + cinnamon before but it was really good! -Katie

  19. January 13, 2010 9:49 am

    I start everyday with peanut butter, nuts, and coconut! Yum!

  20. January 13, 2010 9:53 am

    Just had some PB on rice for bfast. I did something horrible though. I bought non natural PB (I think it’s Jiffy or something) and for some reason I’m really enjoying it šŸ˜¦

  21. January 13, 2010 9:55 am

    Chipotle!!! I am not showing this to Josh- he’ll be so jealous! I love Chipotle’s guac. I keep begging them to open in Charleston. That tank is super cute! The people were nutzo were so sweet to send that to ya.

  22. January 13, 2010 9:56 am

    NuttZo is so good! I got to try some after Kath’s Open Sky promotion and fell in love. They sent me a shirt, too(men’s t).

  23. January 13, 2010 9:59 am

    why actually I have NOT…yet. but yesterday for some reason was sans fat and I am DYING for a big bite of an avocado or coconut oil straight out of the jar. GAW

    I so hear you and I am out of nut butter too.

    glad it’s payday!

    healthy fats and much less sugar = happy happy ME
    ( I find a dose of healthy fats perks up my brain more than coffee, esp at say, like 4 pm. that’s when you’ll find me eating AB out of the jar…haha)

    Happy Wednesday

  24. eaternotarunner permalink
    January 13, 2010 10:00 am

    I had PB on my cereal! Nuttzo is my favorite right now….yum!

  25. January 13, 2010 10:01 am

    I love Nuttzo!!! And your post inspired me to add some avocado to my sandwich today, so thank you! šŸ™‚

  26. January 13, 2010 10:05 am

    i love the huge pile of guacamole – my kind of meal šŸ™‚

  27. January 13, 2010 10:08 am

    I enjoyed some AB on toast + eggs with veggies sauteed in EVOO for my breakfast! (Plus some carrots in hummus.) I feel so much better on higher amounts of healthy fat!

    I’m really envious of your Nuttzo butter. I really want to try some…now, I just have to figure out how to get the kind folks of Nuttzo to send ME some…. šŸ˜‰

  28. January 13, 2010 10:27 am

    I was going to note that you’re the reason I’m so OK with fats, but it seems like other folks have done that already! Right now in my fridge I have organic PB, and then some PB with chocolate already mixed in.

    Keep it up! šŸ˜€ and cute top

  29. erintakescontrol permalink
    January 13, 2010 10:30 am

    Cute shirt! Love Chipotle! As for fat, I had 5 lbs. of raw sunflower nuts that I roasted, and with the “little food processor that could,” I sat at my kitchen table for an hour last night making that stuff. Totally worth the time this morning when I had my toast w/ sunbutter and strawberries!!!

  30. January 13, 2010 10:33 am

    The picture of y’all at Chipotle is adorable! šŸ™‚ Gotta try the Nuttzo!

  31. January 13, 2010 10:36 am

    I believe it was ”Chipotle Tuesday” in blog world, I had a yummy veggie burrito! I love nut butters…the best!

  32. January 13, 2010 10:47 am

    I definately enjoyed some fat today! The last of my roasted almond and cashew cinnamon butter… it was mighty tasty in my oats.

    I love Chipotle!! I get the chicken salad with tons of guac instead of the dressing… so much more satisfying šŸ™‚

  33. January 13, 2010 10:47 am

    That’s the perfect amount of guac! Mmmmmmm

  34. January 13, 2010 10:52 am

    Had coconut butter on my carrot cake pancakes this morning! fat+protein best combo everrr.

    šŸ™‚ that picture of you with the nuttzo on your head makes me happy. lol.

    And chicken+lettuce+fajitas+salsa+guacamole= exactly what I get at Chipotle.

  35. January 13, 2010 10:53 am

    If you are ever in TX (Houston to be exact) let me know and I will treat you to freebirds.. it would change your mind/life as far as fast mexican goes.

  36. January 13, 2010 10:56 am

    I made my egg whites pancakes in coconut oil and i’m going to put guacamole on my shrimp at lunch šŸ™‚

    I need to try the Nutzo!

  37. January 13, 2010 11:00 am

    Gelareh, Deal! šŸ™‚

  38. Lara permalink
    January 13, 2010 11:18 am

    drooling over that hunk of guacamole!!
    If you don’t mind me asking, how many calories would you estimate in your day yesterday (the clean eating post)

  39. January 13, 2010 11:34 am

    Lara, It was a lower than average day for me – about 1600. I normally take in anywhere from 1700 – 2000.

  40. January 13, 2010 11:36 am

    I’m all about nut butter these days. I need to stop myself from buying more before i finish the ones that i have. Almost done peanut and almond. I want to try cashew or pumpkin seed next.

  41. January 13, 2010 11:38 am

    I’m eating pinenuts in a salad right now!

    I like that you went nutzo.

  42. January 13, 2010 11:54 am

    It’s been far too long since I’ve had some of that Chipotle guac! Are those your hot new jeans? Love ’em!!!

  43. January 13, 2010 11:54 am

    Whyyyyy isn’t there Chipotle in Connecticut??? So jealous of that guac mountain!

  44. January 13, 2010 12:08 pm

    mmm i always skip the beans and rice and load up on the guac. you are my kind of woman. little one is SO cute!

  45. January 13, 2010 12:19 pm

    Nom on Chipotle. I heart that place mucho. Derek is in LOVE with the rice- it’s made with lime-juice. Sadly I stay away from that kryptonite (a few bites excepted OF COURSE) so I opt for beans, veg & protein. (love that you’re wearing the scarf- warms my heart)

    Yeah, Francesca must be the cutest Giveaway Winner ever. Of course I’m biased and it was my only giveaway! šŸ™‚ Really, she’s too adorable. Thanks for the shout out- I wouldn’t call myself a “genius” in the nut butter dept- I have my share of FAILS! šŸ™‚

    ā¤ ā¤ ā¤ you.

  46. January 13, 2010 12:35 pm

    I haven’t had my fat today! I do love it though. Perhaps this afternoon.

    I love your tank.

  47. January 13, 2010 1:02 pm

    I love fat in nut butters. And I need to get more at the grocery today since I’m plum out.

  48. January 13, 2010 1:29 pm

    whooooaaaaa thats alot of avocado yummiiiness! love it šŸ˜‰ holly guacamole to the max!
    i love fats, sounds so weird saying “I LOVE FATS!” haha, but i do..had walnut butter at breakfast and a clif nectar bar an avocado sammie @ lunch and probs will have a bunch of almonds later too! šŸ™‚ love it! healthy hair and skin! i once added up how many TBSP of almonds i ate in a month in december, and it was like crazy amount hehe, like 180 tbsp!


  49. Francesca permalink
    January 13, 2010 1:31 pm

    I am enjoying them sooo much! Thank you so much again Deb and Heather šŸ™‚ Haha I know its probably my million-th thanks but I just hope you know how much i appreciated it šŸ™‚ Your both so great!!!

  50. January 13, 2010 1:33 pm

    Oooh, Nuttzo sounds SO good. And now that you mention it, I actually dont think I have had much in the way of fat today! Jeepers I need to get on that. I’ve had hemp milk in my coffee but lunch was fat-free since it was a Happy Herbivore test recipe! It was delicious, but I’ll have to think of where I’m gonna get my fat fix…I’m thinking dates & PB later. Or should I say…a date WITH PB? šŸ˜‰

  51. January 13, 2010 1:54 pm

    yup yup….i got my fats in this morning! an entire package of justins peanut butter on one half of a sandwich thin, haha! there was more peanut butter than bread, and i surely did not mind šŸ˜‰ and i’m considering slathering some almond butter on an apple right about now…!

  52. January 13, 2010 1:58 pm

    Love the tank top! I’ve been way into pistachios lately, trying to get in my good fats. It was funny, when I first decided to up my good fat intake I was going around my kitchen looking at labels and squealing “Oooh this has fat!” and making my hubby laugh. šŸ™‚

  53. January 13, 2010 2:02 pm

    This post was perfect! Today, an hour after lunch, I was already hungry again and couldn’t figure out why. Then it dawned on me that I had no fat in my lunch! Well, I took care of that with some nuts. I wasn’t home or I would have had some Sunbutter 8)

    I am having to do very low-carb due to candida and to be honest, I still struggle with fear of fat. But, that is the only way I can feel satisfied. I have just been dying to ask you if more fat ever effects your weight. I don’t mean to be nosy and you certainly DON’T look like you eat a lot of fat!! I guess I’m afraid that fat will make me fat. I have never really eaten much fat before now. Hope you don’t mind me asking this question šŸ˜‰ You can e-mail me if you would rather.

  54. January 13, 2010 2:16 pm

    Yes Mama Pea, my 7’s. Love ’em too! šŸ™‚

  55. January 13, 2010 2:19 pm

    Kimberly, I don’t mind at all. Listen up ladies, *FAT WILL NOT MAKE YOU FAT*. Sugar * WILL* There, I said it. Most of my calories come from fat. When I track the percentages of my macronutrient intake, fat usually comes out the winner. Don’t fear it my friends.

  56. January 13, 2010 2:20 pm

    Maya, You are my hero. šŸ™‚

  57. January 13, 2010 2:42 pm

    Almond butter in the morning, avocado at lunchtime, and more almond butter with my snack. I love my fats! šŸ™‚

  58. January 13, 2010 2:46 pm

    Mmmmmmm…LOVE that big pile of guac!!

    I have indeed had my fat today šŸ™‚ Nothin’ better than a spoonful of almond butter at the crack of dawn!

  59. January 13, 2010 2:52 pm

    i think i can SMELL the guacamole through my computer (pause for drooling)

    i had some fat!! i just had an insanely large dollop of the greatest hummus i’ve ever tasted in my entire life on top of my salad… who needs salad dressing!?!??!

  60. January 13, 2010 3:07 pm

    I love chipotle! MMM!
    I just had a huge avocado with my dinner and it was delicious i didnt realize how much i was craving my avocado-y goodness šŸ™‚

  61. January 13, 2010 3:19 pm

    I love fat! I’m having Q’Doba on Friday for lunch and I hope to get a pile of guac much like yours šŸ˜‰

  62. January 13, 2010 3:25 pm

    yum!! i love all kinds of healthy fats. I definitely had a bunch of almond butter today. Thats a given=) Although now after seeing that awesome guac pic I might have to eat some avacados tonight. Love those too! Have a great day!

  63. Mae permalink
    January 13, 2010 4:25 pm

    The Guac looks soo good!! And your arms are amazing!!! šŸ˜€

  64. January 13, 2010 4:56 pm

    guacamole has won my heart šŸ™‚ I love it! the pic of you with the Nuttzo on your head is adorable!

  65. January 13, 2010 5:33 pm

    Justine’s little girl has gotten so big…wow, they grow up so fast (as i sound like a grandmother LOL). You all look great in the pics!
    Enjoy the Nuttzo, I have it and really like it too!
    Your arched doorway reminds me of a 1920s house I lived in in San Diego. So pretty!
    Cool linkback to your Top 5 foods article, great press my friend!

    I have a chia seeds give away I just started..I know you enjoy your seeds šŸ™‚

  66. January 13, 2010 5:53 pm

    Yep! I ate some almond butter on a banana for a snack and just ate a small square of dark chocolate.

  67. January 13, 2010 6:16 pm

    Sadly, I haven’t enjoyed ANY fat today (not in the nut butter form anyway!!) I may have to change that later on…LOVE the tank. SUPER CUTE!!

  68. January 13, 2010 7:24 pm

    Sounds like a great time! I have to try the Nutzo! I am about to have a big ol’ blob of Barney Butter on my evening dessert oats! Yum!

  69. January 13, 2010 7:42 pm

    Holy guac!
    I really want to try nutzo pb! What a great combo with chicken!

  70. January 13, 2010 8:07 pm

    Love the Chipotle Guac fest!!! Everyone knows that the guac is the best part of the whole Chipotle experience. šŸ™‚

  71. Ashlei permalink
    January 13, 2010 8:18 pm

    Mmm Chipotle! And guac!

    I love eating my fats too šŸ™‚

  72. January 13, 2010 8:21 pm

    Glad you got to meet up with Justine and her adorable daughter!! I LOVE Chipotle. Their guac is amazing.
    ā¤ jess

  73. January 13, 2010 8:30 pm

    Love me some healthy fats! Never begin my day without them, and I’ll be ending my day with some in just a few šŸ˜‰

  74. Danielle permalink
    January 13, 2010 8:45 pm

    I’m all about the healthy fats (so different from a couple years ago!) Nuts, avocado, hummus, seeds, dark chocolate…bring it on šŸ™‚

  75. January 13, 2010 8:59 pm

    I LOVE Nutzo!! It is so tasty šŸ™‚ Great tank.

  76. January 13, 2010 9:43 pm

    mann do I LOVE me some Chipotle…and I seem to be having a major craving right about now. šŸ˜‰

  77. ailin permalink
    January 13, 2010 9:50 pm

    Gosh how i LOVE your blog Heather!
    Im sixteen and what you eat totally inspires me!!

    And now you’ve made want some avocado! šŸ™‚

    Im So happy to come here on a daily basis!

  78. January 13, 2010 9:55 pm

    Ailin, Thanks for visiting. šŸ™‚

  79. heather permalink
    January 13, 2010 9:59 pm

    Hi Heather

    How many grams of fat would you say you eat everyday? I’m just curious as I’m also afraid of the fat, but I want to lose my fear.


  80. January 13, 2010 10:07 pm

    Heather, Someone else was wondering the same thing, so I tracked my input today. Had to estimate as I went out to lunch, but I think I ate around 90 grams, about 40% of my total calories. Again, I don’t have a problem with fat. For me, it’s sugar, especially fructose.

  81. strawberrysuitcase permalink
    January 13, 2010 10:26 pm

    peanut sauce on chicken is a great idea because you get some sweet and savory. yumm

  82. January 13, 2010 10:44 pm

    Cuuuuuute tank top! And I’m drooling over all that guac, yum! They ordered pizza at work today (veggie = heavenly!) and I ate more of the dark choco PB on flax english muffins… so yes, I got my fats today!

  83. Christopher Ian Hill permalink
    January 13, 2010 10:47 pm

    Love the picture! You look like you can be…Nutzo the Clown! šŸ™‚

  84. Chelsea Ward permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:57 am

    Last night there was a nag coming from my stomach which I satisfied with a tablespoon of my favorite almond butter, Blue Diamond Honey. It hit the spot and got my stomach to quit barking at me!

  85. January 14, 2010 1:06 pm

    nuttzo + chipotle + justine + the cutest lil’ punkin in the world + fat = best. day. ever.

  86. January 15, 2010 11:30 am

    love you heabs!!!!!!!!!!!


  87. January 16, 2010 1:05 am

    You are totally channeling Nicole Kidman in the Nutzo photo!
    Beautiful first pic of you, Justine, and the Little One. They are such a gorgeous mother daughter pair, aren’t they?
    I think I OD’d on Chipolte when I first got back to CA. I’m trying to lay off it for a while until I am craving it again. I think they need to do shrimp, don’t you?! šŸ™‚

  88. January 16, 2010 6:25 am

    Lara, Shrimp at Chipotle? I’d be in heaven!!! Have fun with Deb this weekend. So wish I could be there!

  89. January 17, 2010 8:47 am

    You look so flippin’ beautiful in that Nuttzo tank! And…you’re a girl after my own heart. Nice guacamole mountain!

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