The Hangover Breakfast Cravings

November 9, 2011 · 6 comments

There are two types of hangovers for me. One, when I cannot get out of bed, and the other, I am a bottomless pit. As I noted yesterday, I had a headache in the morning after having one too many margaritas with the people from Surfset Fitness. When I woke up, I was immediately craving something salty. I wanted an omelette! Specifically I wanted the Starbucks Spinach and Feta Wrap. I quickly realized before even getting out of bed that I had all the ingredients to make my own! This craving was probably inspired by Theodora’s admiration for the wrap.

breakfast

It was very simple to make and tasted almost identical. First I preheated a pan on medium and wilted a large handful of spinach. I threw in some sun-dried tomatoes as well towards the end. I added 1/4 cup of egg whites and a few minutes later, I added about a tablespoon of feta cheese.

breakfast

Once the omelette was formed, I sprayed a reduced carb whole wheat tortilla from Trader Joe’s with olive oil and placed it face down in the pan, and put the eggs on top, folding the tortilla in half. I waited until the edges got a little crispy and flipped it to the other side.

breakfast taco

I realize this looks more like a Spinach and Feta Taco than a wrap but I always seem to pick off the extra part of the wrap anyway at Starbucks. No hangover breakfast is complete without some lycopene so of course I dipped my “taco” in some Organicville Ketchup (my new favorite by the way!). After I finished eating this I decided it was so good, I wanted another. Hence, the bottomless pit reference above. So I made a second taco. Each one was about 100-150 calories, making my typical “greasy breakfast” a healthy start to busy day.

What do you crave for breakfast when you have had one too many cocktails the night before?

Last night, I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in Charlestown, MA as part of my committee, Kids In The Kitchen, with the Junior League of Boston. Myself and about 11 other volunteers from JLB met with about 18 girls, ages 8-11 and showed them how to make a healthy dinner and teach a few other nutrition tips. They asked me to put the girls through a 15 minute “fitness” activity about 10 minutes before we started. I was nervous but excited. I do not have a ton of experience with girls this age. All I needed to do was use a jump rope. I decided to play a game of Simon Says. The girls seemed to really love it to my surprise. I had them marching, doing star jumps, toes jumps to touch the sky, get down/get up and of course jump rope. It was a lot of fun and made me feel really good inside.

Afterwards, I was in charge of making a large salad with the girls. We used apples, cranberries, spinach, feta and sunflower seeds with an apple cider vinaigrette. The girls helped make all the food, including chopping up apples. That almost gave me a heart attack! Their fingers are so small and were so close to the knives. They all wanted to pitch in some how from measuring the pepper in the dressing to adding the cranberries. The girls found the salad to taste delicious and all wanted seconds. We get to go back in two weeks and I’m very excited! It was the most fun I have had volunteering, hands down.

Are you involved in a local volunteer program? Doesn’t it just put you in a better mood right away? 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Theodora November 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

God, there’s so much I love about this post: margaritas, Junior League, spinach feta wraps. By the way, I emailed the Surfset people after your post and am going to try it when they come here!

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2 Tatiana Ridley November 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Yummers! I LOVE the strabucks spinach wrap and am inspired to DIM thanks to this post :)

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3 Shannon November 10, 2011 at 5:12 am

Ooooh, I am the same as you with my hangovers – either can’t get up until 3pm, or can’t stop eating all day. Loved this post! (btw, I’m a former JLBer myself, love the sound of the project you’re doing!)

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4 Kim November 10, 2011 at 10:53 am

I always seem to crave something real juicy. My favourite thing to do is sitting down with half a watermelon (: Looking forward to Summer here in the southern hemisphere so I can finally get my best hangover food.

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5 Eileen November 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I crave all the typical stuff, carbs and fat, which for me means a falafel sandwich from the Lebanese place by my house. It’s the only time I eat white bread. Your omlette taco looks great if I have the energy to do make it with a hangover!

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6 Aley November 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

This looks delish. Yum

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