Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer Pantry Crackdown

Now that summer is upon us and that dreadful bathing suit must make an appearance, it is time clean out that pantry. I have gotten away with not wearing a bathing suit in quite some time, but with the pool open and my husband at work, I guess I’m going to have to get in. So with that in mind, let’s start the cleaning. My weakness is baked goods. Breads, cookies, pastries…I love them all. So an easy fix for this weakness, is to just stop baking. So, the first thing I’m going to toss is my sugar. Luckily, I really didn’t have much left so I don’t feel too wasteful. The only thing I ever use sugar in is baked goods. And without it, I can’t bake. The next thing that must go is the crackers! Boxes of crackers are not good to have in the pantry. I can’t just eat a handful of Cheez-its or Wheat Thins and be satisfied. I just munch on them occasionally throughout the day without even realizing it. So out with crackers and in with the Goldfish. This way my kids can still have a cracker treat that won’t tempt me. Thankfully, I never have chips or sugary snacks in the house because I don’t want my kids eating them. Since we’ve never had them, we won’t miss them. Make sure you swing by on Monday for a review on Nana’s Cookie Company. They make cookies without refined sugars or gluten. All the cookies are sweetened with natural fruit and vegetable juices. What items are in your pantry that shouldn’t be? What is your weakness? How long could you give it up? Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!


Sam said...

Just letting you know, you have a little something at my blog! :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I do the same thing, I don't bring in the snacks that will tempt ME. The kids still need their snacks but as long as they aren't the ones that I love. I just opened up some Chicken in a Biscuit crackers and realized that I can't buy those again becase I love them more than anybody in the house!

Brittany said...

YOU go girl!

I'm getting back on the wagon too! I did awesome for a while, but on my vacation I gave myself room to breathe!


Let me know how the baked goods are! :)

p.s. my weakness is CARBS!

Redbonegirl97 said...

My weakness are the sweet. I have tried to do better treating myself to some big dessert once a week. Other than that I eat my little bit of daily chocolate and maybe an Edy's Strawberry popsicle to get my sweet rush.

Peace, Love and Chocolate

Robin said...

I find the longer I can go without sweets, the less I want them. The worst time of year is Christmas when they are everywhere. Then I am craving them all of the time. I force myself to stop. After a few days the cravings pass and it's over. If I get a sweets craving now, it's usually ice cream and we almost always have some. But that is rare. I rarely snack. Last night I got hungry (which was unusual) after dinner so I ate some mini pretzels. I tend to go for mini pretzels or microwave popcorn.

Carol said...

What a good idea! I'm with you, baked goods, not good for me!
I'm having issues with my swimsuit too!
I'm still baking, just trying to put it out of sight when it's done. I'm working on letting myself feel hungry for a while before I eat, I was doing way to much snacking.
Why does everything have to taste so good?

blueviolet said...

Anything with carbs is hard for me to stop eating. I totally understand how not buying the crackers would help!