Some people claim they "don't have" a sweet tooth, but I really don't see how that's possible. I think they're lying to themselves and the world. Personally (and many of you already know this), I have a very large sweet tooth and I'm not afraid to show it, but I like to satisfy it with healthy snacks as often as possible because not only is that strategy most beneficial to my performance as a runner, but also for my overall health.
I only say this like everyday, but I love easy recipes. The kind that involve only a handful of ingredients and take 30 minutes or less from start to finish. Unless it's for a special occasion, I normally don't have the patience (or the cooking expertise) to spend like nine hours in the kitchen whipping up some kind of gourmet concoction.
At the dinner table, stuffing is the usually always the highlight of my Thanksgiving plate. And at the dessert table, well at the dessert table anyone who knows anything about baked goods knows that it's all about the apple pie. Last week I successfully accomplished the task of creating my own homemade stuffing recipe. That dish is relatively quick and easy to make, which is just my style and one reason why I now love it even more. But apple pie, authentic, made-from-scratch crust, homemade apple pie... That takes a little bit more work. I always assumed that making a pie crust was something I never really wanted to try tackling simply because I don't have much patience in the kitchen. I'd rather just wave a wand and have the pie magically appear before me, you know?
It's actually sort of bizarre that before this week, I've never owned or used protein powder. I mean, I'm really into the whole health and fitness thing (it's my job!) AND I come across dozens of protein-powder-based recipes from some of my favorite fellow foodies and fit-bloggers everyday.
Whether you really enjoy Valentines Day, or you see it as just another consumerist, hallmark-card holiday, there's no denying one thing; it's the perfect excuse to bake super cute pastries decorated with hearts. So that's what I did. Plus, everyone secretly wishes they could eat Pop Tarts everyday without having to consume all of the icky refined sugars and unnatural additives that they're made of.
Here's a rule of thumb for you. You cannot have Christmas without cookies. And not just any cookies. Homemade cookies. The kind that are made from scratch, like these easy low-cal sugar cookies.