We've been bringing new nourishing ingredients into our kitchens and talking about fresh, light foods
all month long. Now that we're winding down, we've got to ask: what's your weakness? What food can you not turn down no matter how disciplined or healthy you're trying to eat?My number one weakness is probably buttered toast
. I would never last long on a carb-free diet and I keep my fingers crossed that I don't develop gluten intolerance. You can take my chocolate and my bacon, but please don't ever ask me to give up bread!
Second to bread, I'd say pasta is my other soft spot (something about those carbs!). It's just so warm and comforting, even with just a simple marinara sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan. I love the chewy texture and the variety of shapes and sizes. If a bowl of pasta is put in front of me, I'll never be able to resist eating it.
Just so we're steering this conversation in the right direction, I want to make it clear that I think it's just fine to have a soft spot for certain foods. This isn't about punishing or denying ourselves things we love, it's about recognizing that we're all human and there are some foods that are just so darn tasty that we can't say no!
Your turn! What's your weakness?
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(Image: Emma Christensen)