Welcome back to Freestyle Friday!
Todays Feature: Extra sweet, calorie-free photos from my space to yours.
Today’s Challenge: Grab a cup of coffee, peruse the photos, and stay till the end for a sweet sing-a-long.
Life happens, right? Best-laid plans get changed, derailed, or lost on a plane. Deadlines get missed; birthdays are forgotten, and sleep turns into an optional activity. What do I reach for in times of stress?
Gummy Bears – lots of them.
Licorice – dipped in root beer – so that you can slurp the syrup through the crimson canal like a sugary straw.
Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups? I’ll take two!
My mom’s white almond cake. She used to bake wedding cakes for a living and I still call dibs on the corner piece with the extra buttercream frosting.
Pop tarts should be front and center in the food guide pyramid, donuts need no explanation, and this is where I spent my time while stranded in the Chicago airport last week.
I love to whip up cinnamon rolls on snowy days and concoct homemade confections for my boys. The sound of Dane’s friends murmuring “Mmmm” in unison as they scoff up hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies is music to my ears. That also means that I get to do shots of cookie dough when nobody is looking.
I’m a licensed, registered dietitian and even that doesn’t stop me from eating a spoonful of crystals right from the sugar bowl. Crazy times call for anything with a carb count that screams “instant diabetes.”
When I have appointments in Omaha, I stop here every time.
My Omaha customer visits typically center around diabetes, prevention, and wellness – what kind of writer doesn’t leverage the irony? I know that I have a professional responsibility to spread the message of balanced nutrition and the perils of sugar. But DANG IT – cupcakes! It’s sooo hard to practice the preach when I could be eyeballs deep in sprinkles. We can’t be perfect all of the time – sometimes, life calls for chocolate, and that’s a call I’m going to answer.
Adam Levine and Rocky Mountain Chocolate in one post?
*Coming soon: an official apology to the American Diabetes Association.