my mom didn’t fix many treats growing up. pies, excluding the cheery cream cheese pie with graham cracker crust she would make about twice a year, were never seen, cookies included oatmeal & peanut butter during the year & sugar cookies around christmas, & cakes here & there. even as a kid i didn’t like the sweet frostings on cakes & by the time i was in middle-school i’d always ask for just ice cream when it came to bday celebrations. so as a kid, i never did have the sweet tooth. although i had plenty of cavities growing up so go figure.
today, sweets are the further thing from an appetizing meal. not only do they do zero for my body, they in-fact have a negative effect on not only how i look but on how i feel. sleepy, sluggish, & just “fat.” so when it comes to a treat i like something that is good for me & tastes good to. for example, for today’s treat (i’m off today) i chopped up a red silk pear, threw in some pitted prunes, & topped it off with dry roasted no-salt almonds. for a kick, as emeril would say, i enjoyed it with a cup of black joe! beat that food network :)