In an attempt to prevent my budget from depleting and my teeth from rotting due to cavities, I’ve decided to take it easy on the treats for awhile.
blessed cursed with a raging sweet tooth and often times find myself dipping in to a box of cookies or sugary cereal throughout the day. I’m certainly not saying this is a bad thing, as I’m a firm believer that sweets are the key to sanity and pleasure, but the rate I go is slightly excessive, and not to mention expensive! Apparently the price of processed sugar and flour ain’t cheap.
So, I’ve decided to take a more natural route to sweet treats for this morning. For example, breakfast this morning…
oatmeal made with vanilla soymilk and frozen berries (ick. Not my favorite prep method. I think banana in oatmeal is just necessary) topped with cottage cheese
raspberries, banana, and a doughy whole wheat roll with butter and a drizzle of honey.
Sweet craving? Consider yourself satisfied. I actually think I may have enjoyed this more than a cookie or granola bar. It was sweet, yet wholesome tasting.
Mind you, I could never ward off packaged treats completely and feel as though no food should ever be “off limits”. So, I’ve decided I’m not going to stop eating treats, I’m simply going to stop buying them for a little while. Fortunately, I still have an opened container of Trader Joe’s Grahams, Annie’s Honey Bunnies and various granolas and cereals.
We can’t let food go to waste, right?
- What are your favorite naturally sweetened treats?
- Are you annoyed with my excessive use of the word “sugar” and “treats” yet?
Off to enjoy a Sunday adventure with my girls! Have a good one, all
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