Friday, March 29, 2013

quick food is better than fast food

So often in the past I have eaten junk because it was fast.  Because it could be picked up at the drive thru window.  Because it could be grabbed in the grocery store, ripped open and consumed.  Because I thought "good" food always had to take huge time and effort. 

Here was what I ate for supper and then later a bedtime snack yesterday.  Took almost no time at all:


Steamed carrots (less than 10 minutes, almost no effort, and I made 4 of them, cuz dude, carrots are guilt free food!).

Sweet potato with nutmeg and walnuts (because the potato was pre-baked, also less than 10 minutes, and decadently sweet). 

Baby bella mushrooms sauteed in just a bit of butter and soy sauce (yes, again, less than 10  minutes and almost no effort).  

I made them all 3 at the same time.  So supper took about 15 minutes total to make.  Packed with nutrition.  A FEAST filling and piling high my plate.  High satisfaction levels.  

And no guilt after.  YAY!

Then at bedtime, I was craving something sweet. The bar of dark chocolate I keep stashed wasn't calling my name.  I ratted around.  And came up with this...a beautiful apple, a bit of Nutella, a bit of my good Smucker's All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter (only peanuts and salt, no sugar, no hydrogenated fat).  

I'm not pretending Nutella is good for you.  It's a sugary product.  But DUDE...mixed with peanut butter as a dip - CAN YOU SAY DELICIOUS?!  And at least I was getting in the good nutrition of the apple and the peanut butter. 

All in all, better than McDonald's, better than a bag of chips.  Fast, easy.  

Quick food is better than fast food!


  1. I LOVE Smuckers all natural crunchy peanut butter... it's my favorite... except when I take the time to make my own. I learned I can't keep Nutella around - I have no will power when it comes to that stuff. ;-)

  2. I haven't made my own yet, though I see that I can, at the health food store!

    Yeah, that Nutella is wicked awesome stuff...