I used to be a good cook

I took a nap today while the kids were napping. It has been a long time since I have done that. I’ll often feel tired while the kids are up, and think that maybe this will be the day that I’m going to take a nap. Inevitably, they go to sleep and it’s just too enticing to do all of the things that are hard to do when they’re awake. Even if it’s not doing anything more than watching my favorite YouTube channels.  Continue reading

Five snacks that help me curb sugar cravings

*Some of these snacks will have small amounts of unrefined sugar in them, or will include fruit which obviously has sugar. What’s that called, clean eating? Yeah, that.

In the spirit of talking about and setting goals, I thought I would do a sort of update on how the sugar fast has been going. I have been fasting from sweets and candy for three weeks now, with the exception of social gatherings. Continue reading

My [current] favorite treat-to-sneak RECIPE

Something about eating food while the kids are not around makes everything taste about a thousand times better. I just ate almost an entire pound of strawberries all by myself. And I’m not ashamed in the slightest, because that’s a lot better than three scoops of ice cream ya know? (Full disclosure: ice cream is not off the table for the night).

Strawberries are on sale right now at Sprouts for .88 cents per pound! Eighty-eight cents! Usually anything under $1.50 is a good deal, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them this low. I bought six pounds on Wednesday. They’re all gone already. I bought ten pounds today… but I have a family breakfast thing on Monday that I’m bringing some to so that’s my excuse.

Anyway, I was going to tell you what I did to my strawberries that was SO yummy and reasonably healthy, and by “reasonably healthy” I mean better than three scoops of ice cream. I set a low bar for healthy ’round here.

This is a single serving set of instructions, if that’s helpful. This has been my go-to nap time/bedtime indulgence this week.

Step one: Cut up a bunch of strawberries, sort of bite size bits. Cut however many you think you will eat.

Step two: Cut up about five more, because you want more than you think you do.

Step three: Put a couple of heaping scoops of yogurt on those strawberries. I happen to love Greek Gods yogurt, it is so so tasty. I love the honey vanilla flavor, but I tried their honey salted caramel flavor this time and while I don’t love it as much by itself, it’s still great on these strawberries.

Step four: Mix the strawberries up until your slices are all coated in yogurt.

Step five: Sprinkle granola all over the top of your bowl of strawberries. I’ve been using the cherry vanilla granola from Sprouts because that’s what was on sale this week. I don’t think it matters which kind, as long as you like it.

Step six: Consume, and roll your eyes back in your head because it’s so yummy.

Do you like how I tried to make it sound like I’ve come up with something new and exciting but it’s really just a fruit and yogurt parfait? It’s nothing fancy but I sure feel like I’m splurging to get to eat so many strawberries!

Do you sneak treats when the kids aren’t around? Tell me in the comments down below what your favorite things to sneak are!

Full disclosure again: I had already finished one bowl of this before I decided to blog about it. I wrote out the blog and then decided that it needed pictures, so for the good of the blog, I sacrificed and made a second bowl. I should probably take ice cream off the table for the night now. 🙂