My Evil Sweet Tooth

by HEAB on September 1, 2009

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I always have to have something sweet with every meal, and I really want to kick the habit.  Breakfast involves coffee with stevia, and although I used to eat my oats plain, I’ve gotten use to sweetening them with rice protein powder.  I usually have chocolate with lunch, and dinner is always followed by dessert.  Even if I do opt for healthier sweets, it’s a still a habit I’d like to break.  I hope to post more on this topic later, but I am not happy with my sweet tooth.  Honestly, I’d rather fill my belly with more protein and fat, but my brain always wants some sweet carby lovin.  No, I don’t think there is anything wrong with a bit of dark chocolate or a post dinner snack, etc.,  but I do think it is wrong for me to cut back on my meal portions so that I can save my calories for a dessert. The goal is to eat what I really want at mealtime and then skip the dessert unless I’m still truly hungry.  I started working on this in Colorado, especially after going out to eat more than usual.  Normally, I’ll order a low calorie dinner so that I can come home and feast on oatmeal and nut butter.  Why not just order what I really want and skip the oats? They will always be there for breakfast the next day, right?

Anyway, here are some filling meals I’ve been loving lately…

Stir-fry Extravaganza

Stir-fry Extravaganza

I roasted/steamed a ton of vegetables…like enough for 5 people, and then tossed them in the most simple sauce: 2 TBSP hummus, 1 TBSP mustard, 1/2 packet of stevia, and just a little water.  So good.  I was stuffed!

Yes, I always fan out my avocado slices. ;)

Yes, I always fan out my avocado slices. ;)

This salad was mixed greens massaged with 1/2 avocado, juice of 1/2 lemon, and 1/2 packet of stevia.  I then topped my greens with 1/2 block of roasted tempeh marinated in Braggs and oyster sauce, raw almonds, and 1/2 sliced avocado. Yum…but still hungry, and so I had some dark chocolate.

A letter to the folks at Earthbound Farm Organic

IMG_3084What the hell is this?  Please stop putting it in your Spring Mix.  I HATE it.  Thank you. Sincerely, Heather :)