I'm becoming a bit of a "snob" when it comes to certain food. Most people here should know by now that my biggest weaknesses are snack cakes and barbecue chips.
I haven't touched a Zebra Cake since probably August. They've started to make me feel sick, and they don't even appeal to me anymore.
Chips have been a different story, but I've cut back on them SIGNIFICANTLY. I've come to realize that I don't absolutely love Lays or Wise chips. I enjoy Kettle Brand from time to time, but my favorite is this very specific Utz chip: Smokin' Sweet Kettle Barbecue. (Ok, there's also this other PA brand chip that I haven't been able to get in years because it's not sold anywhere near here). Both of these chips are not super easy for me to find (the Utz one tends to vanish from shelves constantly).
But nothing else is as good, so I don't settle.
I've become a bit of a "snob" in a lot of ways. I don't like regular Jif or Skippy peanut butter, so I don't touch it. I love plain, natural (and fun flavors like Justin's maple/honey nut butters as a treat). Instead of Hershey's or even Dove or Lindt chocolate, I go for the expensive $4-$6 a bar organic, fair trade, dark chocolate.
When you spend $5 a bar, it's harder to justify eating the entire bar in one sitting.
In some ways, eating healthy can actually save me money. I make my own bread and hummus. I buy frozen veggies and meat (chicken and seafood) in bulk rather than heating up TV dinners or frozen pizza.
So, when it comes to treats, I like them to be extra special. I'll splurge for the organic honey and pure maple syrup to sweeten things (I don't use regular table sugar). I go for the pure vanilla extract even though the imitation is half the price.
Sure, you might have chocolate, but is it REALLY good chocolate? Maybe it is. My advice would be to really check with yourself. Ask yourself if it is really the kind of chocolate you really want.
I'd rather have Theo's or Chuao chocolate once a year than Hershey's every day.
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