Dessert for Days

This Thursday, I’m not thinking about too much too serious (except for contracts law, which nobody feels like thinking about unless they have to!) Instead, I’m thinking about dessert. Of which I eat a lot. While I like both sweet and savory foods, my taste buds definitely tilt to the sweeter side. Most of my oatmeal cakes and muffins could qualify as dessert, except I eat them in the morning and call them breakfast. I eat sweet snacks all day, and I always like to end both lunch and dinner with something sweet, whether it’s fruit, ice cream, or baked treats. Or, more commonly, all three! I try to keep the processed sugars in check, but since I don’t actually eat many processed sugars or carbs other than what I make myself for dessert, I like to say it’s all about balance. For example, my gluten free ice cream cone from Ferris Acres last Saturday – that balanced out a whole day of healthy eats beforehand!

 

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cone

 

 

 

Sometimes, I end a day with a sweet treat and start right up the next morning with a craving for the same thing. Last Friday, I got a little box of Francois Payard macarons as a graduation gift in my three favorite flavors. Raspberry Lychee, Cassius Violet, and Vanilla Bean. They’re such delicious little morsels, I had one right out of the box at the shop after lunch, another after dinner, and a third as a pre-run snack Saturday (so the scales were tipping a little sweet on Saturday after all!)

 

Francois Payard Macarons

 

 

Francois Payard Macarons

 

 

Gluten Free Macaron

 

 

To be completely honest, these past couple of weeks when I haven’t had much time, I’ve literally been eating cake for breakfast with my Peanut Butter Puff-in-a-Mug as a sweet pre-run snack I can whip up quick. I’ve also been eating that puff for dessert, paired with a few scoops of ice cream. It’s great with Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, and also with some premium vanilla bean dark chocolate chip, like Tuesday night!

 

A heavenly dessert ready in mere minutes... a gluten free Peanut Butter Puff-in-a-Mug with chocolate chip ice cream

A heavenly dessert ready in mere minutes... a gluten free Peanut Butter Puff-in-a-Mug with chocolate chip ice cream

 

 

I guess the point of this post is to say, it’s totally okay to indulge your sweet tooth, and not just on special occasions. While the past week has been filled with sweet surprises in honor of my graduation and the long Memorial Day weekend, including some of my own making and some from favorite spots, I eat sweets often on ordinary days, and I’ve learned not to feel guilty about it. Sometimes sweet is just what I crave, and no matter what else I eat, I won’t be satisfied until my tummy has something of the sort safely inside. That doesn’t mean I’m constantly eating junk. Far from it – often it means one of my muffins or cakes made from clean ingredients, and sometimes just some berries or an apple. But when it means ice cream, I go for it without regret! And when it means all three? Well, that’s even better. 

 

 

Gluten Free Dessert

 

 

 

 

Do you prefer sweet or salty snacks? When you’re craving sweets, what’s your go-to treat?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Dessert for Days

    • They are so yummy, and always gluten-free! If there’s any French patisserie that’s your best bet, Laduree and Francois Payard are major chains that didn’t even get to New York until a few years back – my love for macarons was developed traveling overseas as a kid πŸ™‚

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  1. You have quite the sweet tooth lately!

    I like both sweet and salty snacks; what I prefer honestly just depends on the day (or hour!). Like you, I’ve never felt guilty about indulging my sweet tooth. I have found that as I get older my cravings for sweets get less intense/frequent though, and I won’t feel as great if I overindulge – especially with ice cream. But it’s nice because now when I do have it it’s more of a treat

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  2. Fairly certain I could eat dessert for all meals, every day for the rest of my life. I love cookies/cake/brownies, but try to keep that type of stuff out of my kitchen because I have ZERO self control. When I’m craving something sweet I usually go out to get frozen yogurt… I find that if I’m motivated enough to leave my apartment then the craving is the real deal!

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  3. Sweet foods always and forever ❀ I've had the biggest sweet tooth for pretty much as long as I can remember, and while I might not be able to handle the same amount of sweetness as I could when I was younger, I'll definitely always choose a sweeter meal over a savoury one… which is probably why I eat breakfast for dinner so darn often πŸ˜†

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  4. Totally loved this… This quote:

    ‘ …it’s totally okay to indulge your sweet tooth, and not just on special occasions. While the past week has been filled with sweet surprises in honor of my graduation and the long Memorial Day weekend, including some of my own making and some from favorite spots, I eat sweets often on ordinary days, and I’ve learned not to feel guilty about it. ‘

    To read another blogger saying that is really encouraging to me. πŸ™‚ I like sweets more than salty food and sometimes I would rather have a sweet than yogurt and nuts for a snack. Is that okay? Yeah it is. :))) Totally sharing this post.

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  5. I love indulging my sweet tooth! Also, you have a very similar mindset to Amber (Eats and Exercise by Amber), who blogs about positivity (and that it’s okay to indulge your sweet tooth). She’s not a runner, but she’s active. I don’t know if y’all follow each other yet, but it could be a budding friendship.

    My favorite desserts are baked, like the lemon bars my sister just made. My go-to recipes are chewy chocolate cookies, gingerbread cookies (seasonally), cookie dough balls, and rice krispies! Thanks for sharing your treats too. Peanut butter puff seems so versatile too.

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