Saturday, July 9, 2011

a "spoonful" of sugar

Rose is having a few friends over tonight for a cookout. Seeing that this week has been a myriad of t-storms the cookout will more than likely move inside...sounds familiar.

We eat fairly healthy around here...for the most part. I have been preaching healthy eating habits for years and serving foods that are good for you. Notice I put that in italics because there are those around here that carry a different perspective on the word good. But I do not stuff food down your throats. I present it, even give adequate explanation when needed and leave it at that. You know the saying, "you can lead a horse to water but..."   Limiting the intake of sugar in our diets has been like a challenge course...probably up there with swimming the English Channel. Sugar in moderation is my mantra, and I have even convinced myself that Truvia in my morning's cup of coffee is rather good..or at least okay.

Because of the 12 teenagers coming this evening, cookies were baked; an all time favorite, chocolate chip. And sometimes you just have to add sugar, the masses are satisfied and I find dogmatism has no platform. I do cut back on the amounts of sugar though, and I do not think it is missed one little bit. Handfuls were taken and devoured.

cooling on these hot days of July....I like that!

5 comments:

no spring chicken said...

Healthy eating around here kind of goes in and out ~ like the tide. I figure that if they at least leave this house with the right information and having developed a taste for things that are good for you, I'm going to have to be content. With all of the people and events in our lives there is just to much sugar offered! At least when they are at home I know they are eating what they should...

Blessings, Debbie

Anna said...

Well said!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Relationships are more important than food. It's good your family knows how to make healthy food choices, better still they know you love THEM more.

The dB family said...

Yes, when it comes to healthy eating around here, sugar is the downfall. Happily, I can say that I managed to give up sugar entirely in my morning coffee, but I can't give up the milk! I hope the weather cooperated for Rose's cookout!

Blessings!
Deborah

Hill upon Hill said...

I agree, sugar is to be monitored, and when chocolate added to a recipe, it is very easy to reduce the quantity of sugar that the recipe calls for.

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