Sunday, November 1, 2009

Candy Confessions

As I’m sure you can imagine, the kids brought home bucket loads of candy last night. Normally, I have a real problem staying away from those seemingly harmless baby chocolate bars. This year I vowed to be stronger than the chocolate. That being said, I know it would be stupid to make them “forbidden” so I’ve decided to make the commitment to photograph and post what I do eat. I’m confident that this will keep me from over doing things. So, without further ado, here’s what I ate last night; 100_6918

Not bad, eh?!

I thoroughly enjoyed my extra hour of sleep this morning. Did everybody else?? Here’s breakfast… 100_6917

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sunrise blend w/ quinoa
  • cinnamon
  • banana
  • 1 tbsp PB2
  • dried blueberries
  • carob chips


Oh boy, this was G-O-O-D!!!

After blog reading and a nice visit out at the farm, we came home to some lunch. I decided to try the egg in a basket with a bagel again with better results this time. 100_6919

I realize it doesn’t look pretty, but that’s OK because it tasted great! I pressed the Stonemill bagel to flatten it a bit this time so that the egg whites didn’t spread out underneath. Seemed to work better, huh? And of course, some candy; 100_6920

I am happy to report that there were no more treats after this! :)

I got the grocery shopping done after lunch and picked myself up a 1/2 coffee, 1/2 pumpkin spice latte from 7-11 on the way home…


What was left of the afternoon was spent on the computer and in front of the TV. The fam wanted lasagna for dinner so I cheated and bought one for them. For myself I made the Moroccan Chickpea Stew from Peas and Thank You. 100_6923

I did make a few baby changes. I used a 28oz can of diced tomatoes in their juice and omitted the broth. I also added a half cup of quinoa and no thickener at the end. I could not decide between raisins or apricots so I did a quarter cup of each. A small scoop of goat milk yogurt and I had one delicious meal on my hands! I also roasted up my last kabocha squash while the oven was on for the lasagna. That will be enjoyed sometime this week.

We went to my parents for a bit after dinner where 3 chocolate chip cookies were consumed. I`m not classifying those a Halloween treats cuz I usually eat that when I visit! Hehe….I can be such a cheater sometimes!!!

The Amazing Race is on now and then I plan on doing some reading before I call it a day. Hope you have all enjoyed the weekend!

Bye for now!!


  1. mmm coffee crisp? This sounds like a treat I would love. Since we ended up giving out every piece of our candy (and some of our neighbors kids rejects)- I actually didn't have any candy this weekend! And now I'm a little sad haha. I might need to nab some. Great dinner. Love that dish. Enjoy the tv

  2. Ahh, Coffee Crisp!! I used to always purchase them in abundance when visiting Canada :)

  3. I've never seen Coffee Crisps before, is it what a coffee flavored Kit-Kat would taste like?

    I'm glad you enjoyed your extra sleep, I found out that my alarm clock doesn't automatically switch and ended missing my extra hour.

  4. great job with the chocolate bar servings, I definitely would have gone out of control!

  5. I love your candy confessions idea! :)

    And yes, I loved the extra hour today. We actually got up pretty early thanks to the toddler, but it was so nice to have an other hour to get things done today...

    Have a great week!

  6. that chocolate looks delicious :) and so does your oats!


  7. love these little packages of caddies... I haven't tried them yet because they always come in big packages.... I wish I was your neighbor so I can knock your day that night to ask for some! :)
    breakkie looks fantastic!

  8. You def didn't overdo it on the candy! I think I ate 3x what you did :0)

  9. Coffee crisp!! That is a candy that I'm happy we don't have because I would OD on it! Sounds like you all enjoyed a lovely Sunday :)

    Hope your Monday goes well!!

  10. sadly I was rolling around at 730 am, so I did couldnt take full advantage of the extra hour!

    those oats look delicious! esp with the carob chips on top! :)

    that moroccan chickpea stew looks great thanks for linking the recipe!

  11. I'm a total sucker for Reese's PB cups! Your stew looks delish, very hearty and healthy!

  12. good candy choices!!

    7-11 is for real my home away from home. cheap coffee that you can make yourself! can't beat it haha

  13. I loved your additions/substitutions on the stew. It looks fantastic!

    You are definitely a better candy rationer than my husband :)

  14. You did GREAT with the candy! I'm so happy you shared what you ate and stayed on track and indulged...all at once :)


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