You may have read in my October goals that one thing I’d like to work on this month is “slowing down” on my ice cream and/or fro-yo consumption. In no way could, or would, I ever deprive myself of the stuff, but there is a time when you need to say “no” every once in awhile when it’s calling your name almost every evening after dinner. I just can’t help it - I love the stuff.
In an effort to calm my almost-every-evening ice cream cravings, I decided to make a little personal challenge for myself that’s inspired by Lindsay in her recent post, “A Chocolate A Day“. She talked about the fact that she usually craves something sweet after dinner, so she curbs her cravings by having a small piece of dark chocolate (or two) each evening to satisfy her sweet tooth. I thought this was a great idea! I, too, get a craving for something sweet after dinner, and it usually results in a
bowl mug of ice cream.
Instead of breaking out the carton of ice cream, I plan on enjoying a piece or two of dark chocolate each evening. Dark chocolate is rich and satisfying (and full of antioxidants!), so I thought it’d be a good choice. As I made my weekly trip to the grocery store yesterday, I picked up some of these guys to help me out with my challenge.
Dove chocolate is one of my favorite brands of chocolate (that won’t break the bank), and they even have fun little “promise” messages inside the wrapper! I totally agree with this one!
I will of course still enjoy a dessert or two
or three over the weekend, but I would like to keep my ice cream and other dessert indulgences for what I’d like to call “special occasions”. I tried my new little personal challenge for the first time last night, and so far, so good! We’ll see how I continue to do…
- What is your favorite brand of chocolate?
- What is your favorite kind (white, milk, dark, etc.) of chocolate?
- Do you have a special “trick” to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard?