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NSV? and "Would You Rather...."

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yesterday I had some errands to run. A woman thought she knew me from somewhere, so we engaged in a banter where we tried to determine a connection. Among the subjects location, children, age. When it came to age... she stated that she was "much" older than I ... only to discover that I was two years older than her. I have noticed that my skin is more supple since going more plant based and consuming less/no processed foods.
But WOW... did that boost my spirit. Not that I looked younger... but that I looked good for "ahem" my age and I had no makeup on.

Hmmm... perhaps that is what gave me the strength to exercise my resistance muscle. After a presentation on edible wild plants, an urge came over me to seek out a treat, I began to play a game of "Would You Rather..."

Would I Rather stop and get a treat at X or Y?
Would I Rather have all those empty calories or go home to my chia pudding that is yummy?
Would I Rather possibly be disappointed by the treat not meeting my expectations or go home for a sure thing of satisfaction?

So many times my anticipation was crushed when my expectations were not met.
"How dare they disappoint me, this was supposed to be a special treat!"
Disillusioned and feeling betrayed, "Was I that naive to be so easily deceived by my desires (and media promotion)"

Temptations abound, however determining what I really want helps. I went home to my chia pudding.

2 cups of almond mylk or other mylk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons cacao powder (or to taste)(optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla (or to taste)
1 tablespoon or more/less sweetener of choice (optional)-

Stir about every ten minutes until thickened (about 20-40 min). If you desire thicker pudding just add more chia.

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    I loved today's blog, what a lilt in your step today. Chia pudding is one dish that I sampled the other night at a presentation I attended. It was yummy and chia seeds are on my shopping list.
    1724 days ago
    What wonderful feedback to receive! Love that pudding yet unable to get my family to try any of it. Yours?
    1728 days ago
    Isn't that fun when you get a surprise boost like that! You earned it!

    Oh oh yes, I had that exact feeling Monday, almost "prowling" for a treat, but none of my old haunts promised real satisfaction! I ended up coming home and sauté-ing some chicken breast in a crushed-pecan coating...not on your program, but it is legit for me and ...whew, was it delectable !

    Applauding your graceful age and nutrient-polished skin! Hooray for a long-satisfying payoff!
    1729 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I like your recipe. It looks yummy. Too often we expect our treats to taste better than they do and we are disappointed. Healthy food can taste yummy.
    Good for you staying on track.
    1729 days ago
    Good for you. Eating healthy shows, and it feels good too. We are what we eat . . . gotta keep reminding myself.
    1729 days ago
    What a fantastic NSV!!! The old saying is so true . . . nothing tastes as good as healthy living feels. You rock!

    BTW, your chia pudding recipe is fabulous! I made mine and let it set overnight. Added 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon. What a treat!!!

    1729 days ago

    I like your choice to go home for the sure bet.

    God bless!
    1729 days ago
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