Cranberry-Raspberry Chia Yogurt

Cranberry Raspberry Chia Yogurt

Can we just take a step back from the flavored yogurt craziness that has completely taken over the dairy aisle?  It has gotten a tad out of hand.  This week I found several varieties that had over 25 grams of sugar per serving, which for comparison purposes, is about the equivalent of a package of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets.  I’m convinced that the yogurt aisle is part of a conspiracy by the grocery industry to make people eat dessert that is packaged to look like health food.   

Cranberry Raspberry Chia YogurtI have started bypassing all of the premixed flavors, no matter how tasty and healthy they sound, and stick with the big tubs of plain yogurt so I can flavor it myself.  Right now, I’m loving this cranberry raspberry puree.  I make it in big batches (shocker) and freeze it in smaller one cup containers (of course).  It’s a solid plan because you’re getting all of the benefits of the fruit you choose, but none of the extra stuff you don’t need.  I make it a bit on the less sweet side, because then we can control how sweet we’re going to make it, usually by drizzling a bit of extra honey on top, if at all.  

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Multigrain Oatmeal

Multigrain Oatmeal

The holidays are over friends.  OVER.   And thank God for it.  You know every year I tell myself that I’m going to do better; I’m going to retain some microscopic bit of self-control so I can avoid diving headfirst into the bottomless cookie tray for the duration of the season.  Inevitably, I fail.  Partly because I simply love cookies and all of the other treats that go along with the holidays, partly because work is always busy and our family is always sick for the month of December which is a bad combo, because I then self-soothe with said holiday goodies.  

Multigrain Oatmeal

I used to beat myself up about it, but I’m working on bringing an end to that nonsense.  Instead, I spend my time looking forward and trying to get back on track with eating healthy and taking better care of myself.  No more watching Hallmark movies until way too late so I’m too tired to get up and do my workout in the morning.  No more stress-eating sugar cookies, even if they are really pretty.  Why is it that bad habits develop in the blink of an eye, but undoing them is painfully slow process?  

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