Sunday, October 19, 2008

This is my confession

I have a massive sweet tooth.

Scandalous, right? Sweets are "bad," so admitting that you like them means you like something you shouldn't. I've outright lied about it. When friends would talk about how something was "just too sweet, I can't eat it" or "you know, I can't handle that much chocolate," I would nod along. I was embarrassed at how much I loved my grandmother's buttercreme icing, her pineapple upside-down cake, at how I practically saturated my pancakes with maple syrup.

Some of you probably winced at that last description. I don't doubt people when they say they don't like their food too sweet. It's just that I do, and I don't want to feel ashamed of that anymore. A preference for sweet food is just the same as a preference for swiss cheese or cauliflower - something you like. I know that a lot of sweet foods tend to have fewer nutrients and more simple carbohydrates; like anything else, they're a part of a healthy, balanced diet. Part of a complete breakfast/lunch/dinner.

I love apples, kiwi, melon, tangerines and especially strawberries; I use inordinate amounts of sugar-free maple syrup in my oatmeal. Coffee and tea are just better with the pink stuff, or amaretto and creme de cacao.
If they start selling the chocolate filling in E.L. Fudge cookies in a jar I'll die a happy woman. With chocolate breath.

C'mon now - what are y'all's secret food loves? I told, now it's your turn.


Anonymous said...

I am right there with ya and the sweets. But also, I love peas. I could eat a whole can alone and that'd be dinner. And I like my green beans with mustard, which was not a pregnancy thing at all. I have always eaten them like that :)


Allyse said...

As I'm sure you know, I'm a pro at eating an entire bag of Raisinets in one sitting.... Can't get enough of the chocolate stuff. You're definitely not alone!

Lisa said...

Misty - I love peas too! I add them to cans of soup and other mixes.

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Anonymous said...

I love baked beans. And pasta!

And dark chocolate. People are all, "It's so rich, you can't eat as much," but that is a dirty lie. On the bright side, I guess I am thoroughly anti-oxidized.

Cammy said...

Two words: peanut butter.

Tiptoe said...

I'm a bit of a sweet fanatic myself, though I really don't allow myself to eat that many. This was something that I must have always had since my mom once caught me at a very young age eating sugar by the spoonful while climbing on the counters.

As for other secret food love, I'd say bread is up there, though peanut butter is a close second.