sugar eats

3.10.2013


im doing it. i am going on a sugar fast. eeek. if you know me at all. i love sugar. a little too much. i dream about cupcakes, constantly bake cookies, and even carry lemon heads in my car just in case i am in a sugar emergency. but- tomorrow starts my sugar fast. it will be hard. but i need to do it. i have been feeling really sick lately and my body feels heavy so i needed to change something in my diet. i can tell you that this sugar fast will not be something that will be around for too long but it will just be a way to cleanse my body, and readjust from there. 

but i couldn't start a sugar fast until i made at least one more batch of cookies, so i thought i would share them with you (these are kinda healthier cookies!)

maple-oatmeal cookies
recipe from food


3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 pure maple syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. preheat oven to 350 - stir oats, flour, salt and baking soda. in a second bowl beat butter and sugar on high until pale and fluffy, beat in maple syrup, egg, vanilla, and 1/4 cup water. 

2. put the mixer on low, beat in oat mixture in 2 additions

3. drop dough in rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets (these cookies expand and are very very sticky!) bake until edges are golden (11 minutes or so) make sure to rotate cookies half way through.

let cookies cool on sheets until set. (2 minutes or so) 
**these cookies are VERY good but they are extremely difficult to get off the baking sheets, they are worth the effort, i made them for chad and he loved them. and he doesn't usually like anything even remotely healthy ;)

have you ever given up anything food related? how hard was it (or do i not want to know until this little fast is over?!)




12 comments:

  1. those cookies sound delicious! i'm always looking for something to cure my sugar craving that isn't TOO bad for me! i once gave up sugar too, extremely difficult but i felt so much better, had so much more energy and overall felt healthier. good luck!!! it's worth it!

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  2. I love that apron. And good luck with the sugar fast! I doubt I could do it.

    Found you through the blog hop. (: I look forward to looking around your blog! It looks great already.

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  3. Girl... I commend you. I'm a sugar lover too... Like must have sugar or I get grumpy. haha

    You'll have to let me know how this works for you! Good luck!!!

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  4. oh my yum!!! this looks so amazing! thanks so much for sharing!!! I love your ute blog! Im a new follower and cannot wait to read more!

    xoxo

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  6. Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through Monday Mingling Blog Hop.

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  7. Hats off to you girl, I wouldn't be able to do it. I'm addicted to candy and sweets. It's a love hate relationship.

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  8. Girl, you're awesome! Don't know if I could ever give up sweets for that long haha

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  9. Wow, you are braver than me! I should go on a sugar fast solely on the fact that the idea makes me go oh flip no! If someone was to ask me to give up meat or soda, i'd be okay. but sugar??? That would be tough.

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  10. Ohhh, I have tried to give up sugar oh so many times in my life. And I have failed oh so many times.

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  11. Good luck! I'm not much of a sugar addict, but I gave it up when I did Whole 30. It's definitely doable. I hope it makes you feel better!

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  12. Good luck giving up sugar! Those cookies are a good way to go out with a bang! They sound delicious and are now added to my list of cookies to try!!! I was thinking of trying a gluten free diet to see if that is what's causing my upset stomach...maybe haha.

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