Celebrations in Moderation

Hallelujah it’s Friday!

I had the best lunch yesterday. Using my leftover couscous, I threw in some lettuce and broccoli and topped it with Parmesan and sharp cheddar cheese. The trick is to microwave the lettuce first and use cooked broccoli. I heated it all in the microwave and called it “Healthy Mac n’ Cheese!”


Making comfort foods healthy 🙂

On to the sweet stuff- I baked Funfetti Cake Mix cookies last night.


I usually only bake treats like this if I have someone to give them to, otherwise I’ll eat them all! These cookies are for a celebration at the office- a few of us are bringing in desserts and snacks for a co-worker’s anniversary and the JMU basketball game. Go Dukes!

With spring’s arrival, I’m sure there will be more baked goods and celebrations so I’ve got to nail down a tactic so that I’m not that girl going back for 3rd’s on chocolate brownies. Today, I plan to let myself try the different foods and sweets but only allow myself 1 bite/piece. I’ll let you know how it goes!


Hopefully my hearty breakfast will help fend off my over-zealous sweet tooth!

So punny. 😉 Can you tell I was an English major? Have a stellar weekend everyone!

Question of the weekend: How do you monitor your eating habits at a party or get together so that you don’t have to be rolled home like this precious pup?

too cute and couldn't resist!

too cute and couldn’t resist!

Tagged , , , ,

19 thoughts on “Celebrations in Moderation

  1. everything in moderation, I am a firm believer on that.

  2. Cindy says:

    Hooray for Friday!! That pup is too cute. I think I felt like that last time I ate pizza. 😀

  3. Those creations from just nothing are the best 🙂

  4. bentodays says:

    Those cookies look awesome!

  5. Courtney says:

    Those cookies look delicious!! 🙂 Yay for funfetti 😀

  6. jumpeatrun says:

    that god is adorable! I try to just have a bite or two of everything, so i don’t feel deprived, but also don’t feel like i am missing out on something. it helps that i don’t eat meat as well because that automatically limits what i can eat.
    can’t say i have the same control over the cocktails though 😉

  7. Brittany says:

    I went vegan. HAHA no but really, I love that most parties don’t have a lot of vegan options because I do not have good self control when it comes to chocolate!! I can bring my own vegan treats, but then I’ll limit myself cause I don’t wanna eat the same thing over and over. Well I probably would, but I try not to!

  8. LOLOL that pup is too cute!

  9. I am not very good about limiting my treats when at parties. I normally want to try everything so I try to stick to small bites of each instead of filling a plate

  10. I swear that dog was me last night!

    I always try small bites of everything too and I always allow room for treats, because I always feel some type of severe withdrawal or temptation if I don’t.

  11. Oh man, I am so bad about eating just one. I could probably limit myself to just three…maybe…

  12. TGIF!! My goal for April is to eat better. We have our engagement pictures in about 4 weeks and I bought my outfit today. Meaning, the brownies that I am making tonight are going to be my last batch for a little while 🙂

  13. Happy Friday! Cute puppy photo!

  14. jessielovestorun says:

    Moderation is key. However if I know there will be lots of baked goods, I will eat an actual meal before the part just to curb my appetite and stir it away from all the sweets.

  15. I love baking too – but I always take the goods to the office or my softball team. I cannot be trusted. 🙂

  16. moderngirlnutrition says:

    That healthy mac n’ cheese is genius!

  17. Bezzymates says:

    I try my fave treats in moderation. For example, one truffle instead of five.

  18. Funfetti cookies?! I’m drooling

Show some love

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: