It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my blog and as I prepare to go back to school, I’m feeling the writing bug attack again! Writing is something that doesn’t come very naturally to me. I feel like I have to work at it (I guess that’s how most people feel…). But, once I get started I really enjoy it! So, I hope you enjoy reading it! I guess I should get used to it, too, since I start back in my doctoral program at UVA next week! YIKES! How time flies…
So, since I last posted lots has changed! I got my first year of my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree under my belt, I had a baby girl, and we moved back to our home state halfway down the east coast! Shooo! It was an incredibly busy year, but when I look back on it I am incredibly grateful for all we got to experience in that year.
Now, enough catching up. On to my blog post… SUGAR! One thing that is definite in this life is my love of dessert. Even after going plant-based with my diet a year and a half ago, I still have major sweet tooth cravings. I’ve made great leaps and bounds giving up sugar and processed foods in my life; however, I still fall victim to not so healthy desserts all too often. Thankfully, I’ve grown in my knowledge of nutrition to the point where most sugary treats and desserts just aren’t that appealing anymore (once you’ve seen the light… you can’t go back!). Sugar is not your friend. Sugar does nasty things to your body. And it’s extremely addictive! In fact, some researchers think it’s as addictive as heroin.
So what’s a dessert loving girl to do? Find healthy alternatives!!! Being a regular reader of the Engine 2 Diet‘s blog, I stumbled upon another great blog – StraightUPFood by Cathy Fisher. Engine 2 featured her recipe for Blackberry-Peach Cobbler and I just had to try it. I had just seen some juicy looking blackberries and peaches at the farmer’s market and thought I’d give it a whirl! And it was delicious! The perfect summer treat that I allowed me to scoop out a huge portion and not feel to guilty.
So take advantage of summer’s bounty and enjoy this delicious, healthy, processed-sugar free, and vibrant sweet treat! Your body will thank you!