Monday, March 2, 2015

Guilty Pleasures We Love to Eat

For those of you who know the Sharpe clan, you know we have some major guilty pleasures when it comes to snacks and foods. We like to eat fairly healthy, but we do have some favorites that we tend to eat (read: OVEReat).

Thin Mint Cookies - Thankfully this is only 1 time a year. But my all time favorite are Thin Mints. I've been known to polish off a whole box in a day....yes, you read that right. I try to limit myself to 5 or 6 boxes a season. Don't do the math on the number of calories that is!

Birthday Cake - This one is Ronnie's FAVORITE. We have bought birthday cake on many occasions when no birthday was anywhere to be seen on the calendar. On Ronnie's birthday this year, Ronnie ate cake for all his meals and snacks, except breakfast. You call that overkill? We call that commitment.

Costco's Fruit and Nut Medley - The old classic. People like to pretend trail mix is healthy. And we like to convince ourselves of that. And while trail mix isn't bad for you, it does pack a mean caloric punch. A bag of this stuff doesn't last long in our house...which means in a very short time we consume enough nuts and dried fruit for a lifetime.

Mints - This one is mainly Mckenna's guilty pleasure, but Ronnie and I partake. Wintergreen mints are usually the preferred mint. I actually have a theory in which I can pick out the softest of the batch, and those are my favorite. It's pretty sick...and I don't mean sick as in cool. Mckenna will choose mints over pretty much any other candy, if given the choice.

Muddy Buddies - These are mainly my favorite. But Ronnie and Keni will house their fair share. I've been known to make a couple cups of it at a time to eat as dessert, a snack, or even (shhhh) a meal.

Candy - This one I won't even narrow down because, well, we don't discriminate, really. If it's found in the candy aisle, we probably overeat it. Jelly beans, jelly bellies, candy hearts, snickers, twix, smarties, chewy sweet tarts.

There you have it...the yummiest list of goodness that if you're looking to put on some unhealthy weight, this may be a perfect place to start ;-)