Pages

Wednesday

Food Obsessions

When I find a new food item that I love at the grocery store, I jump in to an obsession with both feet.  Like, full fledged convert, bordering on cultish behavior at times?  Okay, maybe I went too far there, but I'm not exaggerating THAT much.

Take for instance, my drug of choice.

Ben & Jerry's Creme Brulee ice cream, i.e. the sole reason I've kept those extra 4 lbs on my frame.  If you are a lover of creme brulee and that sweet cracking caramelized sugar topping, you'll be head over heels for this.  It has ribbons of the crunchy caramelized sugar RUNNING. THRU. IT.  The ice cream itself is a sweet custard base.  Honestly?  It is maybe the best thing I've ever eaten.


My breakfast on work mornings is often Greek yogurt.  I prefer it over normal yogurt, and it's full of protein to keep me full until lunchtime.  My favorite Greek yogurt of all time is the Dannon Oikos honey on the bottom brand.  Coming in with a well-deserved honorable mention, however, is Chobani's Honey-Nana yogurt from their Champions line.  Yep, it's technically a kid's brand I think, but still delish.  You can even top it with a few banana slices.


I did spy some pretty delicious pumpkin-flavored liquid coffee creamers at the grocery store the other day, and that will be my next purchase.  Until then, I've been loving the International Delight Cinnamon Dolce Cream flavor.  It's extra cinnamony and is super tasty in my ........


.... iced coffee that I have been loving each morning!  I brew this in our Keurig coffeemaker.  In my plastic insulated cup, I add ice up three quarters of the way.  Then I just brew the coffee (hot) over the ice.  I let it sit for a while and then add creamer, a pack of Splenda, and more ice before heading out the door.  Usually in a complete and frantic hurry, might I add.


I know I've talked a LOT recently about the sweet potato fries that we are head over heels with (the brand, if you are interested, is in this blog post, and best of all, they come right out of the freezer!) and part of the reason we chow down on them so wildly is because of this ... H. T. Traders Chipotle Ranch Dressing.  H.T. Traders is a line at our Harris Teeter grocery store.  We pour some of this into a teeny (okay okay, medium sized) bowl and dip to our heart's content.  I haven't yet tried to use it as a salad dressing, but am totally envisioning a Southwestern salad with black beans, red peppers, corn, and lettuce.


I'm not a vegetarian and I'm not a vegan, but you know this by now based on all of the pictures I post of our Sunday night meals -- most containing snapshots of thick, juicy burgers or super-cheesy enchiladas.  Oh, and that insane creme brulee ice cream.  But with that said, I do have several meatless meals and even meatless days, especially during the work week.  After reading Skinny Bitch a few years back, I was just convinced that there was merit to reducing the amount of meat I was consuming, for health reasons, environmental reasons, and of course, the wellbeing of those snuggly sweet farm animals.

Kashi's Mayan Harvest Bake is like a guilty pleasure for me but with no real reason to feel guilt.  It's not just vegetarian, it's VEGAN, and it is filled with healthy whole grains, protein (black beans), fruits (plaintains) and veggies.  I love throwing one in my lunch cooler and heading out the door, knowing that after a few minutes in the microwave, I've got a really healthy lunch waiting for me.


Have you tried any of these items?  What are you loving right now, food-wise?  Do you also exhibit crazy cultish bandwagon behavior as well when you find some new food you're lusting over?  Please say I'm not the only one.  Please?!

17 comments:

  1. I make my iced coffees like that too (I'm digging the skinny caramel macchiato creamer) I have to stay away from the B&J's..have to tried the VolunTiramisu flavor? You can only get it at Target.
    And I'll have to try that yogurt...need to get back on that bandwagon!

    ReplyDelete
  2. My husband LOVES that kind of ice cream too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love creme brulee but I've never had that ice cream...I must try it!! I also love chobani greek yogurts so I need to try the honey banana one!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I eat the chobani kid's yogurts, too! Haha! I agree - the Honey Nanna one is great!

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh my gosh creme brulee ice cream i have to try that soon! don't worry you are definitely not the only one who exhibits the cultish behavior when i find something i really like i really like it and will eat it a lot! like watermelon i have bought one every weekend since the summer started no joke, watermelon has been running through my body all summer good thing it is low calories :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. you are such a dairy-phile like me :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've seen that ice cream in the stores and have thought about doing it! I can't seem to do it though.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've never tried the creme brulee ice cream, but will check it out! I definitely get obsessed with food frequently, and will eat something way too often for a long time. Last winter I was all about oatmeal, of every brand and flavor I could my hands on.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I need to try that Kashi meal. I am in love with skinny cow right now. I love their new candy bars (only two weight watcher points) and ice cream.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You're killin' me smalls. I want to eat all of this right now! Especially that dressing. And I think I need to try that Chobani yogurt. I'm having a honey in yogurt craze lately.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Chiopotle Ranch dressing?! I'm sold!

    ReplyDelete
  12. stop. it. creme brulee ice cream?!?!?! how did i not know this existed!!! thank you for sharing!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Please don't think I'm weird but I've only had greek yogurt once in my life and I wasn't a fan. Maybe I got the wrong kind?!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love that yogurt as well! Right now I am obsessed with yogurt covered pretzels! I need to stop buying them though... I dont think they are exactly part of my diet!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love International Delight's coffee creamers! I also love my Keurig--the BEST Christmas gift ever. And the Oikos yogurt with honey is my favorite as well : ) Great post!

    ReplyDelete
  16. My recently found food obsession is Special K crackers--delicious!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...