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