Thursday, October 22, 2020

October Health Challenge: Almost Messed Up

 I woke up this morning to 6-8 inches of snow.  I decided to make my husband's favorite muffins as he shoved snow outside.  I also found some honey berries in the freezer that I had forgot I had frozen as well as some black currants.  I added a few of each to the muffins.  When they were done and cooling on the rack on the counter, I looked at them and asked myself if muffins count as sweets.  They do have some sugar, but they aren't a dessert.  I looked at them for a good long time before deciding that I wanted to see how the berries tasted in them.  I put a bite in my mouth and then spit it out in the sink.  There was no way I was going to ruin this challenge over a muffin.  If I was going to mess up, it had to be worth it with a chocolate chip cookie or cheesecake or something, but NOT a muffin.  I froze the rest of the muffins right away so I wouldn't look at them any more and imagine how good they would taste.  

I am feeling better overall.  My husband has also lost some weight because I don't make any desserts.  He told me that this morning.  It made me realize that as a mom, I have a lot of control about what is eaten in our family.  I enjoy baking, but it would be better for me to focus more on cooking with new spices and international cooking for fun instead of making new desserts and treats.  

Only 10 more days until Halloween.  I bet there are some fun Halloween foods you can make that are healthy.  It would be fun to cook a stew in a pumpkin for example.  Here are several ideas if you are interested in finding some fun Halloween food that is healthy.  

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