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My splurges have changed

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It used to be that my splurge at the grocery store was chocolate. Or ice cream (in chocolate). Or cake, or cookies, or something sweet and full of calories.

I went shopping today and splurged on fresh artichoke hearts from the salad bar. I ate two diced with a tomato, tossed with shredded Parmesan cheese, and then served on top of some pasta. THAT was a fabulous splurge!

My second splurge was about a pound of fresh sweet cherries. I just ate half of them for dessert - 69 calories, my sixth (or seventh?) serving of fruit/veg for the day - not a nutrition splurge, but at $6.99 a pound a financial splurge. But so delicious!!!!

My third (and last) splurge was on chimichurri sauce, which I put on top of my grilled chicken breast. Adds so much flavor - and only has 40 calories for one tablespoon - now that's a low-calorie taste sensation!

So - no chocolate. No sweets, unless we count the naturally-sweet fruit. Nothing high calorie, unless you count the ground beef I bought so DH can make his hamburgers. Will I eat a burger tomorrow? Maybe - my once-a-month burger, which will be smothered in steamed mushrooms and sliced tomato. Followed by the rest of those cherries for dessert.

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TARABEAR 1/21/2011 2:12PM

    yumm! That all sounds really good. But, I'd include the dark chocolate, too!

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IMAOFSEVEN 1/20/2011 8:21AM

    Love it! Enjoy every bite. I have a friend who calls fruit "God's candies".

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AIDELADE27 1/19/2011 8:49PM

    Good for you! Like you said, to have healthy splurges might cost you a pretty penny, but it's worth it. My splurge was figs today. It's a little more caloric than I would like, but so tasty!

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ILOVEROSES 1/19/2011 8:25PM

    I too love fresh emoticon and we'll have them till just the end of January for a reasonable price, about $10-13 per kilo, that's about 2.2 lbs. You've done really well on your very healthy splurges! emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 1/19/2011 8:05PM

    Love fresh cherries -- and raspberries.

It's interesting to me that when I check out, say, $12 worth of grapes (out of season) the check out gal will often ask, "Do you really want these?" when the price comes up. Which I appreciate as the kindness she intends. But: no one ever asks "Do you really want this?" if it's a $35 pork roast!! or a $25 ooey gooey chocolate ganache torte!!

My splurges are like yours: the ridiculously expensive fruits and veggies -- and fresh flowers too!! Hyacinths!! Freesias!!

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