Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. ~Miss Piggy
Yesterday it was cold. Yesterday it was WET. Yesterday it was cloudy and raining and miserable outside. Yesterday I wanted, I NEEDED macaroni and cheese. There was something about the weather that created a huge craving for macaroni and cheese – curled up in sweats on the couch with a cup of coffee next to me.
Thankfully, I am able to balance the macaroni and cheese craving with more healthy winter comfort foods. I LOVE to make soups – both cream based and broth based and I love to make chili and stews. I try to focus on these things – they distract me from pastas and warm muffins and cupcakes.
I will say, though, that no matter how hard I try, a plate of vegetables will never replace a cup of steaming hot cocoa as I sit snuggled up watching the rain fall.
Today, 77 days ’til 40, I am continually working to find balance when it comes to my winter food cravings.