Daily prompt: Junk Food Junkie

The daily post wants to know: What’s your biggest junk food weakness? Tell us all about it in its sugary, salty, glory.

Oh my, if I write about this I will not be able to finish until aliens invade Earth.Right now, I’m drooling just from reading the question. Have you seen Beauty and the Beast before? The scene where Lumière sings ‘Be our Guest’? Okay, I have dreams like that sometimes. Usually, when I’m stressed out and have run out of sweets at my home. One of the worst feelings is going to sleep with a sugar craving.

and this is what I look like when I think I see a cupcake sitting on my desk. Talk about delusional.

 But, let’s see now, what kind of junk food do I like? Well, I love Kernels popcorn, Haagen Dazs ice cream, lemon tarts, cakes, cupcakes, and anything that has chocolate. I always keep a stash of different chocolates –you know, because I may want a kinder egg one day, but feel like a cadbury egg the next day — on my desk. I am obsessed with Lindt and Purdy’s chocolates. I do like Cadbury chocolates, but that’s more of a spontaneous purchase when I’m desperate for chocolate. I honestly try not to shove any sugary treats down my throat as often as I used to, and I have learned to balance my junk food intake. It does help! It is possible! A good way I found to help with my cravings, is to have trail mix in my purse. I love trail mix, it is both sweet and salty. That’s my tip for the day 🙂

 

Is that a chocolate cupcake?

 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Advertisements

My top 10 favourite snacks

I’m a bit (just a bit) picky when it comes to food, but one thing I love is snacking! Whether I snack while I watch a movie, to satisfy cravings, or to stop myself from drooling over Robert Downey Jr, snacking is quick and fun (at least to me). So, here’s my top 10 list. I was going to write 5, but I didn’t want a snack to attack me during my sleep feel like a leftover (haha get it?). Well, of course I can’t include every single snack I like, but here are the ones I like to indulge in the most, in no particular order:

~~~

1. Anything that has nuts and peanuts (thank goodness I have no allergies). This includes trail mix.

2. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and frozen blueberries

3. Popcorn (not microwaved)

4. Nutella and chocolate(when I have a sugar craving)

5. Broccoli, corn, and peas mixed together

6. Cheese and crackers

7. Cheerios with almond or coconut milk

8. Boiled eggs

9. Greek Yogurt

10. Honey

~~~

What do YOU like to eat as a snack?

photo

Of course! The world only rules me when I want to eat an unhealthy snack!

My brain, the Breadcruster.

Okay, I’ll give my brain credit where its due, but when it comes to cravings, this one is one huge Breadcruster. I call it ‘Breadcruster’, because I’m one of those people who don’t like bread crusts – I know, you’re a bread crust and you find this offensive- and it sounds cuter than ‘Douchebag’. Hey! My brain can be quite the antagonist, but I have to admit, I feel guilty insulting it – shh, don’t tell it!

I slept in today (I guess you can’t call it that, because I haven’t gone back to work, yet, and therefore, did not set an alarm) and peeked at the weather app. The snow stopped, but it was very cold. I mean, you tell me, why was I surprised of the cold? Was I expecting a 25 C weather during Ontarian winter? Probably. Okay, you may laugh, but only for 10 seconds.

I awoke with a craving for hot dogs. Wait, did you think I was a vegetarian? Actually, I don’t know why, but there are people who assume I am. I mention I’m an aspiring writer, and they ask if I’m a vegetarian or vegan. Does that make sense? Or perhaps, it’s because I tell them I don’t eat a lot of meat (I eat mostly chicken). Well, it doesn’t matter. I have nothing against vegetarians and vegans. I wish I could do it. But, let me go back to what I was saying. I wanted a hot dog, so I ate a hot dog. Yeah… I’m a bit impulsive when it comes to food.

Anyway, I satisfied my craving, watched an episode of ‘Charmed’, and turned on my laptop. I was in the middle of editing the last parts of my short story, “Laura’s Closet” when I felt like going to the gym. Now, I only go when the weather is just a bit warmer, because I walk 30 minutes to get there – I love walking, and surprisingly, some people give me a weird look, when I tell them I walk for that long, why? You go ask them – but, my brain tried to encourage me to go. So, I decided to pack my bag and walked to the gym. I did ‘Bodypump’ (I totally recommend it), and walked back home. After the workout, I felt like I could rule the world, and I guess I can thank my brain for that.

It was all going well, until Breadcruster brain decided to strike. “A toast with Nutella sounds good about now, doesn’t it?” It said. “It won’t hurt to have chocolate!” It said. “How about another hot dog?” It said. So, I had a teaspoon of Nutella, just so it would shut up.

Oh brain, you are always so unpredictable! But, the good thing is, now my brain says I should have tea :). So, I’m happy about that! And in case you didn’t know, I have a penguin mug :p.

Image

Of course! The world does rule me today!