Something imperfect…

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.

Weekly Imperfections

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.

Print Recipe
Roasted Sausage & Veggies Yum
Instructions
  1. Chop it all up.
  2. Spray it down with EVOO.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees F.

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