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Early Morning Cravings

May 21, 2010

Early yesterday morning, as CD and I wandered around the kitchen, he looked at me and said, I want coffee. I looked at him and said, I want potatoes. McDonald’s hash browns smothered in ketchup is what I really wanted, and although I’ve given into many of my cravings lately, I draw the line at 6:30 AM runs to MickeyD’s.

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Instead, I cut up some baby red potatoes, seasoned them with The Flying Biscuit Cafe’s Moondust seasoning mix (recipe found in the restaurant’s cookbook), and stuck the potatoes in a 450Β° oven to roast for about 30 minutes. I then realized we were all out of hot cocoa, and for that one, I was willing to leave the house before 7. So, I told Chris to listen for the oven timer, and I left for the grocery store with a mission. Upon my return, I enjoyed a nice big plate of home fries with ketchup alongside a goat cheese and ham omelet.


Much better than McDonald’s, no?

CD always laughs because whenever I go to the store for one item, I always return with several shopping bags full of food, and yesterday was no exception. Yes, I came home with plenty of hot cocoa, but I also bought a couple of pints of So Delicious Coconut Milk ice-cream (the Cookies ‘n Cream and German Chocolate flavors) as well as some frozen waffles. Completely random, but I’ve been craving waffles lately. Pancakes do not sound good at all, but I’ve had waffles on the brain for weeks now. Unfortunately, I don’t own a waffle iron. So, I went with the whole grain Eggo’s.

OK, so frozen waffles are much better than I remember. Loved my breakfast this morning!


Two toasted waffles topped with Trader Joe’s plain goat milk yogurt, 1 chopped pear, a drizzle of maple syrup, and lots ‘o cinnamon.

Are you a frozen waffle fan, and if so, what is your favorite brand/flavor? I have a feeling I might be buying these more often. πŸ™‚

83 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2010 7:58 am

    much better for everyone<3

    haha yes sometimes u gotta draw the line.. next thing you know its midnight runs for fudge sundaes..mmm…fudge… lol

  2. May 21, 2010 8:01 am

    I like frozen waffles! I usually buy the Vans ones. Those breakfast potatoes look so good. I do a potato hash a lot of times but I should stick to regular old roasting from time to time because those look gooood.

  3. May 21, 2010 8:03 am

    Vans are pretty good πŸ™‚ Sometimes I buy Ian’s wafflewich’s too πŸ˜‰ Prettymuch any waffle is gonna beat McDonalds breakfast, and your hashbrowns could put McD’s out of business.

    Happy Friday!

  4. May 21, 2010 8:03 am

    I love roasted potatoes! My dinner the other night was a roasted potatoes (I like to season mine with pepper and thyme) alongside a big pile of sauteed Kale, all topped with a poached egg. Yum!!

  5. May 21, 2010 8:12 am

    I am loving these craving attacks. I’ve been going through white potatoes like it’s my job lately, and that breakfast sounds delicious

  6. Carolyn permalink
    May 21, 2010 8:18 am

    I totally would have hit McD’s for the egg mcmuffin meal WITH hashbrown… at 6:30…regardless of hot chocolate… hehe… Love all your foods lately Heabs.. gosh if i was really feeling a defibillator moment it would have been bacon egg and cheese biscuit WITH hashbrowns instead…

    Instead i ate a giant pink lowish sodium roast beef sammy for lunch with the no salt mustard… on the new “puffy” slimwich i told you about…

    Frozen waffle flavor? Eggo blueberry for sure…

  7. May 21, 2010 8:27 am

    Mmmmm…as healthy as my daily diet has become, I still have mornings where I crave a Mickey D’s hashbrown. They’re just so….crunchy!!!! πŸ™‚

    Your taters look just as good though!!!

  8. May 21, 2010 8:30 am

    OMG!! The German Chocolate coconut milk ice cream is to DIE for!! I REALLY had to refrain from eating the whole thing at one time πŸ™‚

    I love Van’s brand gluten free flax waffles. They are so nice and thick and soft on the inside. I like them a tad bit crispy around the edges with some tofutti cream cheese and all fruit preserves–YUM!!

    Have a GREAT day!

  9. May 21, 2010 8:32 am

    They discontinued my favorite waffles, but the Vans are pretty good.
    Love you HEAB

    P.S. someone said something sweet about you in one of my comments today:

    Just to let you know, I think she’s 100% right about you; you’re, without a doubt, the most caring blogger I know, and I don’t think I’ve thanked you enough for that.

  10. May 21, 2010 8:32 am

    your breakfast was SO much better than mcds!!! i bet youre happy you waited! i will eat a frozen waffle on occasion. most often i buy the kashi brand. i think the ones that come with blueberries πŸ™‚

  11. May 21, 2010 8:33 am

    I used to love the Van’s waffles – mini and regular size πŸ™‚

  12. May 21, 2010 8:34 am

    I LOVE the Nature’s Path waffles, particularly the Hemp Plus flavor in the green box. πŸ˜‰ They are so delicious, I find ’em at Whole Foods.

  13. May 21, 2010 8:34 am

    Just go with those cravings, HEAB! Clearly your baby is a waffle lover :-). Also, yes, your breakfast looks much better than McDonalds! I wish I had time to make something that good this morning!

  14. May 21, 2010 8:39 am

    It’s so nice to see how your in-tune with your cravings and needs. I wish I could listen and hear my body that way.
    Btw, your omelet looks delicious. I really need to try some goat cheese, soon

  15. May 21, 2010 8:40 am

    Nature’s Path makes awesome waffles!! They have so many different varieties and great ingredient lists. Love them!

  16. May 21, 2010 8:40 am

    Your omelet and potatoes looks SO much better than McDonald’s. I’m not a big fan of waffles, but I MAY be copying your first breakfast very soon:-).

  17. May 21, 2010 8:44 am

    I can never go into a grocery store without buying way more than I had planned to! This is why I try to keep my grocery trips to once a week — we’d spend WAY too much money on food if I went more than that! πŸ™‚

  18. May 21, 2010 8:44 am

    I haven’t bought frozen waffles in forever (but they sound good now, haha!) but I like Van’s and Kashi Heart to Heart. Yum!

  19. May 21, 2010 8:48 am

    DROOOOOOL…i’m not even hungry, but no doubt i could down everything in this post in 5 minutes! yummy πŸ™‚

  20. May 21, 2010 8:52 am

    I agree, your potatoes look so much better than McDonalds.

    German Chocolate Coconut milk Ice cream – Oh my!! I love their coconut and chocolate peanut butter….I haven’t seen German chocolate yet, but now I’m on a mission.

  21. Erin permalink
    May 21, 2010 8:57 am

    I’m like you, I go to the store for ONE thing and come home with a bag of stuff. Waffles are always on the list. I don’t have a waffle maker, either! I love Van’s Belgian style, and their gluten free variety is pretty good, too.

  22. May 21, 2010 9:03 am

    Waffle sandwich: peanut butter and banana sandwiched between 2 eggos. Eat with hands.

  23. Little Bookworm permalink
    May 21, 2010 9:10 am

    I’ve never really had waffles but the ones in your post look great! πŸ˜€

  24. May 21, 2010 9:22 am

    i neeeed to find some not expensive freezer waffles!! i haven’t had them in so long and have been craving them like none other! i would be all about leaving my house at the crack of dawn for breakfast essentials. i’ve been known to wait at the local grocery store for it to open to get my hands on some apples πŸ˜‰

    enjoy your weekend girl!

  25. Carly permalink
    May 21, 2010 9:23 am

    Hi –

    I had major weird cravings during my first trimester and a little after (I am 23 weeks now) but they went away and luckily I went back to my healthy diet (mostly!)

    Anyway, I had cravings for waffles and basically all things carbs. I swear I knew our baby was a girl way before we found out b/c she is a little carb monster. I really like the Vans waffles much like others who have commented but I would also add that the ones with flax seed are delish and made me feel a little better about buying them.

    Good luck getting through the “food weirdness” as I called it. It goes away and then you can look forward to the random other things that happen to your body πŸ™‚

    Take care,


  26. Lorie permalink
    May 21, 2010 9:26 am

    Hey Heather-

    I would definitely recommend the Kashi GoLean waffles! It’s been awhile since I’ve had them, but the blueberry and strawberry flax are pretty good (not as good as fresh made, but for frozen, I think they work).

    Take care!


  27. May 21, 2010 9:39 am

    The potato dish looks realllyyy good (I love the crispy outside)

    I love the Van’s waffles! Oh…and if you see Elmo waffles (prob in the kids section), those are really good too πŸ˜€

    p.s. I totally wouldn’t have judged you on a 6am Micky Ds run πŸ˜‰

  28. Lori permalink
    May 21, 2010 9:39 am

    Nature’s Path Hemp frozen waffles are so good! I like to put peanut butter and applesauce on them, or plain yogurt and dried cranberries. Yum! I do love Eggos, though, but it’s been years…

  29. May 21, 2010 9:51 am

    Nature’s Path is my fave too…all of them. Right now I like the Red Berry Flax Plus ones. I’ve never thought to put so many good things on them though – must try that!

  30. May 21, 2010 9:54 am

    The girls and PD like the Kashi Blueberry (personally, I think they taste like cardboard). Now I really just want to buy you a waffle iron! And some hashbrowns.

    Have a great weekend Mama HEAB!

  31. May 21, 2010 10:01 am

    I used to get Kashi frozen waffles. They’re pretty good, but I think I like Van’s better. They’re fluffier!

  32. May 21, 2010 10:04 am

    I think Vans frozen waffles are pretty good but they’re pricey! I can’t really justify buying them often. Maybe I need to make a bunch of homemade ones and just freeze them myself.

  33. May 21, 2010 10:13 am

    I went to the store the other day for oj and buns. Came out with four bags worth of stuff. I just told Tony what you wrote…he said we have a sickness. I can’t help it. When I am there, I think about things I want or things that we might need in the next couple of days. Mind you, the oj was to go with the vodka he just got…

    I have not bought frozen waffles in so long…I am way too cheap. Yours look mighty tasty with all those apples on top!

  34. May 21, 2010 10:15 am

    hahaha- I’ll be excited when I get preggers some day and have strange cravings. I have a feeling we’re going to be going out for frozen yogurt and pickles on the regular πŸ˜‰ Oh wait…I already crave that now πŸ˜‰ Great breakfast. I can never go to the grocery store for one item

  35. May 21, 2010 10:19 am

    Ok, now I want McDonald’s hashbrowns! haha!! πŸ™‚ That picture looks sadly delicious to me!! haha! πŸ˜‰

    I love frozen waffles. I had some this morning actually. My favorite right now are the Nature’s Path flax plus with figs. So good!! πŸ™‚

  36. May 21, 2010 10:23 am

    For the longest time I was eating Nature’s Path frozen waffles. The first variety I tried was the Flax Plus and then the Mega Sunrise. They were great to eat at work where I could just pop ’em into the toaster. I would usually eat them plain, which totally grossed everyone out, but on some days I would go all out and eat them with sliced peaches and whipped cream!

  37. Errign permalink
    May 21, 2010 10:24 am

    I like Vans & Kashi! πŸ™‚

  38. Stephanie permalink
    May 21, 2010 10:32 am

    Hands down, Van’s Waffles. I love mine with applesauce.

  39. May 21, 2010 10:34 am

    oh my god potato wedges… every day after school in high school, my friends and i walked to the hot bar of the nearest supermarket and devoured a big plate of spicy potato wedges (they were called ‘mojos’). mmmm!

  40. Katherine: What About Summer? permalink
    May 21, 2010 10:49 am

    I was kind of wishing to see you darken the doors of mcdonalds. Just to see what your reaction would be…

  41. Heather permalink
    May 21, 2010 10:52 am

    Relatively new reader and am absolutely loving your blog. Gained way too much weight during my pregnancy; lost about 25 pounds in the last year but have hit a massive plateau with about 20 pounds still to go. Your blog is giving me fantastic ideas for incorporating more veggies into my diet, a big challenge for me.

    Eggo Nutri-Grain waffles are definitely a staple in my household. They’re fantastic. I love them with PB&J or with a bit of PB and a sliced banana.

  42. May 21, 2010 10:53 am

    I got a waffle iron at a thrift store for about $2 a long time ago and went on a huge waffle kick. So much better than the frozen, although Van’s makes a gluten free one that is pretty tasty.

  43. May 21, 2010 10:56 am

    Katherine, ya never know…I might just show up there one of these days. πŸ˜‰

  44. May 21, 2010 10:58 am

    Heather, So happy to read your comment! I promise when I’m feeling better, there will be even more veggies. Just can’t seem to get in many greens these days, but I have a feeling they’ll be back. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  45. May 21, 2010 11:35 am

    I’m having trouble finding tasty gluten-free frozen waffles, but I do have to say that I have been making your coconut flour gluten-free pancakes at LEAST once a week since reading the recipe about a month ago! They are so delicious and perfect with lots of delicious toppings (warm fruit, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, almond butter, etc.). It is so great that you’re finding things that you’re happy and comfortable eating! And those potatoes sound delicious (I wish I could be at home cooking right now!). Enjoy your day, Heather! πŸ™‚ –Gavi

  46. Michelle permalink
    May 21, 2010 11:39 am

    We eat Nutri-grain low-fat waffles. Very very good.

  47. May 21, 2010 11:50 am

    I have tried eggo, as well as many flavors of Vans, Nature’s Path, and Kashi. Personally, I hate eggos (sorry all you eggo lovers!)and for years avoided frozen waffles because I thought they would all taste like the eggos I disliked so much as a child. However, whole foods introduced me to a whole new world of waffles… and I love them. I really like SUPER crispy waffles, so to me the Kashi blueberry are the best of the best. However, if you like a more fluffy, soft waffle I would recommend Van’s. I think nature’s path falls somewhere in between these two in terms of Soft and fluffy versus crispy.

  48. May 21, 2010 12:10 pm

    Now those are some loaded waffles! I like the blueberry Kashi ones with lots of berries heated on top.

  49. Lindsey Mills permalink
    May 21, 2010 12:13 pm

    Try Nature’s Path Flax Plus/Hemp Plus waffles! They’re my favorite!!

  50. May 21, 2010 12:31 pm

    I love that your following what you want…and not turning down waffles that are store-bought…it’s all food and too much analysis is obsessive …a sign that it’s time to focus on other things.
    I love waffles! Have plain buttermilk here now…but also love the cinnamon :)…I’ve always wondered what the real diff is with them and pancakes…but yeah I can see it…

  51. May 21, 2010 12:57 pm

    J, I’m a crispy girl – thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚

  52. May 21, 2010 1:19 pm

    So much better than micky-d’s! A meal like that is so tasty for dinner too :). I’m not a big frozen waffle fan now but growing up I use loved them.

  53. May 21, 2010 2:26 pm

    Yummy waffles!!!

  54. May 21, 2010 2:26 pm

    Vans Organic and Kashi. Or my homemade freezer stash, when I’m feeling really industrious.

    My first trimester craving was McD’s fries. I’m happy to say I only gave in twice, and then it went away. No cravings for the rest of my pregnancy, except maybe cinnamon.

  55. May 21, 2010 2:31 pm

    I like the Van’s Light Whole Grain ones. I can only find them at Whole Foods, so I have to make a special trip.

  56. May 21, 2010 2:55 pm

    We must be on the same wavelength. Goodness I hope I’m not pregnant. Potatoes and waffles, two things I rarely eat, are all that I’ve been craving these days. I got some brand of waffles called like Organic Kidz or something ridiculous but they were organic, whole wheat, and the kind with four mini waffles fused together. I’m a sucka for that stuff. My fave back in the day were those eggo cinnamon toast ones…mmm..

  57. May 21, 2010 3:24 pm

    Love your healthy hashbrowns!
    I love frozen waffles, particularly anything by Nature’s Path.

  58. May 21, 2010 3:57 pm

    Kashi waffles all the way! Love frozen waffles, so quick and tasty.

  59. May 21, 2010 4:17 pm

    oh, those potatoes look awesome! now i want some too…tasty tasty!

  60. Tracy permalink
    May 21, 2010 4:32 pm

    I love Nature’s Path waffles! Try Flax Plus with Figs, so good!

  61. May 21, 2010 4:57 pm

    yes, much better than mcdonalds! good work girl.

  62. May 21, 2010 5:36 pm

    “I draw the line at 6:30 AM runs to MickeyD’s.” Your adorable!!! I can’t remember the name of the frozen waffles that I have bought before….they come from Trader Joe’s though. When we make waffles at home we usually make extras to freeze.

  63. May 21, 2010 6:25 pm

    Your blog is one of my favorites. You’re adorable. πŸ™‚

    My favorite frozen waffles are Nature’s Path flax (either mixed berry or fig)

  64. May 21, 2010 6:25 pm

    Thanks Krystina. πŸ™‚

  65. KELLY permalink
    May 21, 2010 6:43 pm

    Heather, these waffles are incredible. Thay are called Gingerbread waffles and have pumpkin in them..

  66. May 21, 2010 6:48 pm

    Gotta disagree about the pancakes–have you tried the frozen ones?

    I love Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Pancakes toasted twice so they’re a bit crispy. Top with sugar-free maple syrup and 1 tbs per pancake of almond butter. Yum!

  67. May 21, 2010 7:45 pm

    Cool – thanks Kelly. Now I really wish I had a waffle iron! πŸ˜‰

  68. May 21, 2010 7:47 pm

    Savanah, Yeah, I usually love pancakes and was making them at least once a week. However, they just don’t sound good lately. I’m sure they’ll be back in my life someday, but until then I think I’ll experiment more with waffles. πŸ™‚

  69. May 21, 2010 8:25 pm

    i can sense your genuine! excitement over your brekkie. it’s the simple things, isn’t it πŸ™‚

  70. May 21, 2010 8:28 pm

    Our dad is a huge waffle lover. Michelle loves pancakes and for me, not sure πŸ˜‰

  71. May 21, 2010 9:38 pm

    Haha, I’m glad CD’s reaction to you going overboard at the store is to laugh… sometimes my husband looks at me with a glare or a deer in headlights look in his eyes when that happens in our household! πŸ˜‰ It’s IMPOSSIBLE to go to the grocery store and only get one thing!

  72. May 21, 2010 11:50 pm

    I love frozen waffles. Kashi Heart to Heart multigrain do it for me , and of course plain ole Eggos. πŸ˜‰

    Your omelets always look so perfectly browned and fluffy!


  73. May 22, 2010 6:51 am

    i have been craving potatoes with ketchup too lately, i need to get on that! your waffles look delicious!

  74. May 22, 2010 7:46 am

    Okay, I’m late to the par-tay, but I consider myself a bit of a *ahem* waffle expert πŸ˜› Keep in mind I’ve never tried Kashi waffles because we can’t buy them here, but my all-time favourite freezer waffles are Nature’s Path Maple Cinnamon. To really take it up a notch, thaw them out in the microwave, drench them in an egg mixture, and fry them for french toast!

    Gosh. Now I want waffles.

  75. May 22, 2010 8:33 am

    Ooh, I love The Flying Biscuit!

  76. May 22, 2010 9:02 am

    Susan, Please come down to Nashville and make these for me. Might even be worth buying a microwave. πŸ™‚

  77. Patricia permalink
    May 22, 2010 10:24 am

    Hi Heather, Just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and love your omelets. I have been trying to make them myself but always find tht the inside gets runny while the outside is almost burnt. Do you have any tips on making your beautiful omelets? Maybe you could do a step by step post on how you make your goat cheese & ham omelet … I am eager to learn about it! Patricia

  78. May 22, 2010 10:31 am

    Patricia, I should do a step by step post as I get this question often. First I spray a small skillet with non-stick cooking spray and warm it up over medium heat (I have a gas range and I find that everything cooks faster. So, it may take longer if you use electric heat). Then, I whisk 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites together and pour the egg mixture into my skillet, allowing them to cook until the eggs are barely runny on top (2 mins maybe?). I then put my fillings right in the center, and flip one side of the omelet over with a thin metal spatula. I let it cook until the cheese melts and eggs looked cooked. I never flip, and so the underside is usually a little more “done” than the top. Hope this helps!

  79. May 22, 2010 4:48 pm

    I love Whole Foods 365 Organic Flax waffles! They taste delicious and help me get the Calcium and Omega-3 I need since I started my plant-based diet. Plus, they’re not expensive!

  80. May 22, 2010 7:28 pm

    I used to LOVE the Go Lean ones but they’re not gluten free so now I eat Van’s GF waffles. And I love them. I love eating them with PB and banana. Sometimes I use yogurt/pb/banana, depending on my mood. I absolutely have to eat them with some kind of nut butter though, and I know you’re off the nut butter right now but yogurt definitely works–and the picture above looks awesome!!
    You sound very upbeat. It makes me smile. πŸ™‚

  81. May 22, 2010 7:56 pm

    yum!! i actually had frozen blueberry pancakes this morning by DeWafflebakkers. SO. GOOD. i did a review on some of their products on my website if you want to check out their other flavors, but they make apple cinnamon and sweet potatoe waffles- OH. MY. best frozen waffles i think ive ever eaten. seriosuly- you gotta try these waffles!!

  82. May 23, 2010 7:47 am

    Lisa, I saw those waffles in Whole Foods yesterday. I will definitely try them as I was totally drooling over their sweet potato version. Thanks for the tip!


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