As I was beginning to write another "Fit Foodie" blog, I stopped myself. I stared at the blank cursor and wondered what am I doing? I have an abusive relationship with food. Food loves me and then it hurts me. I love Food, it rewards me with instant gratification and then adds more weight to me. Food and I need to get on better terms. Food needs to stop being a replacement or a means of coping. My love for food and cooking needs a better direction to come from.
So from here on out, I am going to embrace the imperfection in this love. Embrace the flaws and shortcomings. Embrace them. Confront them. Shed light on them. Conquer them.
Here's to a clean slate.
Hi, my name is Nicole and I am a mindless eater. I am used to snacking with a crunch. This week I searched to find things that would quench the crunch while I was studying. It was harder than it sounds especially with tortilla chips, popcorn, and pretzels in the cabinet for the kids.
Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Snacking Peppers
The ricotta is a mix with a little bit of garlic, salt, and pepper.
Celery with honey, peanut butter & chocolate chips
Tomato pesto soup with sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches
I am so not used to the west coast weather or maybe just the lack of full-blown humidity. The problem with the cold is that it makes me want warm comfort food to make me happy. I feel like this was my happy in between. I had fat free sourdough bread, sharp cheddar, and a healthier tomato pesto soup.
This. This was the total and utterly complete recipe win for the week! I got the inspiration from a recipe on the Diary of a Fit Mommy