Childhood Memories…..Food….

March 5, 2012

I have a lot of childhood memories that are related to food. I am sure many of us do. Family trips to the DQ, favorite birthday dinners and favorite birthday cakes, after school snacks of Little Debbies perhaps? Many of my childhood memories involving food are when I was in grade school and I spent a lot of time alone. That might be where the Little Debbies came in, or the bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos! I used food to fill the void. I still struggle a bit with that when I am home alone. I notice I don’t eat too much in public. I guess I don’t want anyone thinking “No wonder she’s fat, look how much she’s eating!” I never have a hard time at a party with all the food choices, and eating out is usually easy for me to make the healthiest food choices, but I do know that when I am home alone, it’s easier for me to over eat.

As a kid, my mom would come home from the grocery store on Saturday afternoon and we would unload the groceries together. Then I would snack on the Ritz crackers and pimento cheese while she would make the best tuna salad ever! Then I would sit there with a new bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos and dip it in the tuna salad until it was gone! Then I’d rinse it down with a full bottle of Pepsi!

Another favorite? All those Little Debbie’s!

Here are a couple of healthier options.

I still love tuna salad and my Doritos! But now I make it a meal and eat it over a large bed of raw veggies and ONE serving of Baked Nacho Cheese Doritos! Super tasty and very satisfying!

I really love a sweet! My new find, 3-2-1 Cake, is my Little Debbie substitute, and it was so stinkin nice outside yesterday (March in Kansas!), I had my cake and ate it too, on the deck! I drizzled a bit of Lite Hershey’s over the top!


Another childhood favorite? Sloppy joes and tater tots! Now I make my Joe’s with lean ground turkey on a wheat bun, and I sub sweet potato fries for the tots! I usually make my own sweet potato fries, but tried some frozen ones tonight. They were okay, but I will make my own next time.


I like to eat my Joe open faced. Makes me fill like I get more food! I try to make a salad with each dinner, but if that doesn’t happen, I get a few raw veggies in. I did a few cucumbers and some hummus! Yum!


Well, here is this mornings breakfast! A banana, a Nutri grain low fat waffle (2 PPV) with a little nonfat vanilla yogurt and some sliced strawberries.


Now I’m headed upstairs to my at home gym! Tons to do today! Oil change, post office, grocery store, gift to buy! Gotta get busy!

“Love the life you live, live the life you love”

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