I do my best to eat healthy foods. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, many of them grown right here at HA. I eat mostly whole grain breads, and many whole grain dishes using rice, quinoa, bulgur, oats and other grains.
But I also have a sweet tooth, and that gets me into trouble. I know sugar is bad for me, and after watching Sugar: The Bitter Truth I understand why it’s more than just the calories that are bad.
So, why is it I crave things like this?
When I should be eating something like this apple!
And why do things like these chocolate Christmas candies fly off the shelf and into my hand (and mouth)?
Now that the weather is cooler, my wife and I enjoy an occasional cup of hot cocoa at night. Cocoa is pretty healthy, right? It’s got antioxidants. And we make it with skim milk, which is a good source of calcium. And we sweeten it with stevia, instead of sugar.
But then, I add marshmallows.
And top it off with whipped cream. Then sprinkle it with a little cinnamon. Mmm-mmm, that looks good!
But it’s even better with whipped cream on top!
I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to tame my sweet tooth. Perhaps the best I can hope for is to at least limit the amount of sweets I eat.
Am I the only one with guilty pleasures? What about others – what are your guilty pleasures?