Friday, September 13, 2013

If Only Ice Cream Was A Vegetable

I don’t have a very big sweet tooth but there are a few sinful foods that I really enjoy. Some favourites include cheesecake, butter pecan cookies, pumpkin pie, peanut M&Ms and white chocolate macadamia nut (OHMYGOD...unbelievably delicious) cookies. And most of the time I can say no to all of these foods because I have some self control. But there is one two-word, evil sweet treat that makes me go weak at the knees:

Ice cream.

I do, I DO!
I. Can’t. Resist. It.


It would be wonderful if all the sweet foods I enjoy made me lose weight instead of ending up on my hips and thighs. And if my metabolism hadn’t come to a screeching halt when I hit my 40s. And if I didn’t need to run stroll on the treadmill and do toning exercises weekly, so I can avoid packing on the pounds for stuffing my face with enjoying some ice cream whenever I feel like it.

*sigh*

If only ice cream was a vegetable, I’d be able to eat a few servings per day. Wouldn’t that be something?

What are some of your sinful foods?

 
Have a great weekend, everyone!

52 comments:

  1. I've been plagued by a sweet tooth all my life. It is a heavy, heavy burden. And don't get me started on "middle-aged spread" . . . .

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    1. The "middle-aged spread"... UGH...tell me about it!

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  2. Gosh, I am trying to think of what one food makes me go weak in the knees, and I'm blanking out. Right now I'm groovin on my cucumbers drinks and my homemade pumpkin lattes but that's not really the same thing.

    Crap. Oh wait, wait, I love love love a good pineapple and a good avocado. I could gobble those things up, easy.

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    1. Ice cream is the only sugary treat that I just love. But I rarely buy it, so there's no temptation in the house.

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    2. Hey, I thought of you today. I was in Aldi and one lady was telling another that she was glad the store was out of green olives, because otherwise she'd eat them all. And I thought of you because green olives, cream cheese and little round crackers (just the healthier ones), is one thing that I love. Haven't had it in so long that I nearly forgot.

      Man alive, so good. Then they make green olives with garlic stuffed inside. Oh boy. Seriously dangerous for me.

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    3. And cream cheese, those crackers with strawberry lekvar (jam), and fresh hot peppers. I could eat a hundred of them. Easy.

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    4. This happens to me all the time! I think about my blog friends when I'm out and about and something reminds me of them. Funny, isn't it? I'm not an olive lover even though I have Mediterranean heritage and just about everyone in my family likes them. But my older daughter LOVES them (the black ones) and can eat them until she feels sick.

      The cream cheese/crackers/peppers combo sounds so good. I'd change it to raspberry jam...my favourite!

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    5. No way? Raspberry is mine as well. But for some odd reason, the fresh jalapenos or habaneros, I dunno what is it, but I like the strawberry better with it. Which was odd to me, since I'm a raspberry girl, too. Just sooooo good.

      Oh, black olives, the Greek ones I think. Tim bought some organic ones for me. Could have eaten the entire jar.

      This was a fun post you did. Really got me thinking.

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    6. And funny enough, I didn't start eating raspberries until about 10 or 12 years ago. Can you believe it? What the heck took me so long to try them?

      Glad you enjoyed the post. It was meant to be a little fun. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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    7. Thanks, I did. Now I'm headed to work, just one day this weekend. Hope your weekend is fun and you're getting lots of good pictures.

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  3. are you sure you don't have a sweet tooth, lol. I eat yogurt ice cream and feel less guilty! My weakness is chocolate related desserts.

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    1. I don't eat many sweets; only ice cream is a real temptation, so I don't keep it in the house regularly.

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  4. My "ice cream bowl" is a teacup. That seemed to help.

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  5. Life without wine and chocolate ain't worth livin'.

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  6. Wait - ice cream doesn't count as a vegetable?? Well I hereby declare it a vegetable! Does that count?? :)

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  7. I used to love salty - so chips were huge for me - but now I'm onto sweet and I consume far too much ice cream - or chocolate - or sometimes ice cream and chocolate lol
    XOXO

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    1. If only these were diet foods, Suzan, life would be complete :)

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  8. If you cover it with chocolate and eat chocolate ice cream ... it can be considered a vegetable ~ which I choose to do.

    http://www.candylandcrafts.com/whatischocolate.htm

    I mean... it does come from a tree... good enough for me ~ also, if you hold your breath while eating ice cream? it becomes calorie free ~ Klondike Bars are my thing...

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    1. Hahaha...I love your way of thinking! Now, if only my body would agree with what my mind thinks, everything would be okay.

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  9. This reminds me of a cute kids' song...something like "If all the world were gumdrops and lollipops, oh what a world it would be." Ah yes!

    Have a sweet weekend, Martha.
    xoRobyn

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    1. The world would be a much sweeter place! Enjoy the weekend, Robyn.

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  10. Martha, I have to admit I too love ice-cream but I do have some will power when it's comes to indulging. (only bring it into the house once a month)
    My favorite kind is butter pecan and maple walnut.

    Now I want ice cream, and I thought I had will power, guess not ... LOL
    Maybe I'll go to Dairy Queen tonight and have a hot fudge sundae, love them too :)

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    1. I'm like you Margie; I don't buy it often, so there's no temptation around here for it. I have a lot of self-control with food and hardly ever indulge in things that are not good for me.

      And I love hot fudge sundaes, too!

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  11. Ice cream is top of the list! I try not to take a bite because it can lead to nothing left! and well, that just can't be a sustainable diet as much as I would like! Next has to be french fries. LOVE them.

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    1. Fries are one of the best - and worst! - foods ever created. I try to stay clear of them. Thank goodness I have self control!

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  12. I'm with you. Ice cream is number one!

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    1. It sure is. Makes you feel like a kid whenever you eat some!

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  13. Ice cream with a hot raspberries ...delicious...

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  14. That's my weakness too. I love ice cream and anything chocolate is my downfall. I limit myself to one sweet treat a day and only if I did my morning exercise. It's hard though. Once I tried the whole get rid of junk food thing. It lasted about three days. I have no will power when faced with ice cream. I feel your pain. :)

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    1. I slack off a little in the summer, but exercise regularly from September to June, so I allow myself a treat now and again. I don't think we should ever give up junk food completely because then we binge eat. A treat occasionally doesn't hurt. And that treat for me is ice cream!

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  15. It's always 'those' foods that cause such an 'ohmygod' reaction that are the worst for us!! Why is that so?
    Not an ice-cream fan but anything, and I mean anything, chocolate will do just fine...thank you very much!!
    Great weekend to you too Martha.

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    1. Believe it or not, I like very few chocolate treats, Jim. And thank goodness for that because it's EVERYWHERE!

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  16. It is easy to fix Martha. Switch to frozen yoghurt. You can actually imagine that you are eating something that, if not exactly a vegetable, is sort of, in an odd metaphysical kind of a way, good for you!

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    1. I had vanilla yogurt at a dinner we were invited at and I have to say that it was great, so I just might try that next time. And whenever I do pick up ice cream at the market, which is rare, I buy ice milk instead. Less calories and less fat. Thankfully, though, I do have very good self control, so I don't have too much of this stuff in the house to begin with.

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  17. I'm a fruit cake, LOL...well I love fruit cake but what I mean is I love fruit based delectables like apple crisp, peach/blueberry crisp now in season and rhubarb forever.Oh yeah, lemon pie please!!

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    1. Mmmmm...they all sound great! I do like things like apple crisp, but I've also been blessed with a huge love for fruits, and prefer them as is!

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  18. I love the ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery. Add some brownies AND fudge. Mmmmmmm!

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    1. Brownies, fudge and ice cream....a heavenly combination, for sure!

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  19. Chocolate. Love it to death. All cakes should be chocolate.
    Sticky Date pudding is up there too, with butterscotch sauce.
    Far too nice for sure x

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    1. What would this world be without chocolate? I think it keeps a lot of people sane... :)

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  20. I'm not much of a sweets or dessert person really. I mean, the occasional one here and there is tasty to be sure, but I can easily do without. What does truly qualify as a temptation is spinach lasagna. And ravioli. And scrambled eggs. And maybe Campbell's mushroom soup. I don't think those are vegetables either.

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    1. Thankfully, I'm also not much of a sweets person. I prefer fresh fruit, to be honest. The taste is so much more satisfying.

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