Guilty Pleasures: AKA “Nugget Trays”
So I am waaay high on life today and kind of in a goofy mood. Maybe it is the endorphins from my burst cardio this morning that nearly killed me. Or just the excitement of knowing that God is good and He is teaching me so much right now that it is blowing my mind. Just thought I would get that out in case this post is hard to read. I am typing like 43974897982 words a minute because of the funny mood I am in.
People ask James and I all the time questions like this “So, you eat really healthy but do you ever like go to McDonald’s or something?” (which sometimes makes me vomit in my mouth a little bit) or “Don’t you miss eating X, Y, or Z (insert some form of processed food full of chemicals)” “Did you make the change over night?”
Here is what’s up…We are not freaks. We eat really well. I mean really well………98% of the time. However there are days when we do eat some of these things. I have a lot of guilty pleasures. (This post has nothing to do with my obsession with my 1990’s Pandora station that is entitled “Spice Girls”, but I feel the need to mention it since I just used the words “guilty pleasure”. Don’t judge. I don’t judge you for listening to country which I hate all except for Taylor Swift of course.) Back to the food stuff, Every now and then I will get a hankering for something really nasty like greasy pizza from Jet’s or a cinnamon roll. What do I do when this happens? Sometimes I give in. But I have to be honest and tell you that now over a year and a half in to the healthy eating thing I do not have these cravings nearly as often as I used to. I also have transformed my mind and am able to overcome them more times than not. James and I have amazing recipes that are similar to almost all of our guilty pleasure foods. We make our own gluten free pizzas with almond cheese, and tons of veggies. We makes burgers with grass fed beef and use lettuce for the buns, we make pumpkin pie with no sugar, no dairy, no yucky stuff. All of these foods taste even better to us than the alternatives. But that is not to say that we don’t eat the other stuff every now and then.
Story time: When I was preggo with Jude I told james at the beginning of my pregnancy that I thought I could eat a whole entire tray of nuggets from Chik-Fil-A. Well, at the end of my pregnancy right around my birthday James came home with one of these:
He literally had to hide them from me when he realized I had eaten about 35 of them within about 20 minutes or so. He didn’t really think I was going to eat the whole thing. I mean, I can eat. Point is. Eat healthy, and I don’t mean the stupid food pyramid. Eat real foods, produce, things that have been minimally processed, things that nourish your body, help your immune system, and really FEED the body. If you are eating lots of these things it is okay to go get some ice cream or whatever every once in a while.
I want to know what your guilty pleasures are. Leave a comment telling me your favorite splurges.