In our quest to eat healthier, we are not going to buy any sweets. If we crave something sweet, I will make it. Homemade cakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, pies, crisps, quick breads and baked apples will be the kind of sweet we will have. Parfaits made with homemade yogurt and granola will also be on the menu. Anything that I can make with Splenda, I will.
Hubby and I like fruits, such as cuties, oranges, apples, grapes, bananas, pineapple, pears and peaches. They are sweet enough to satisfy our sweet cravings.
We do make SF puddings and jellos too. We usually eat them with SF Cool Whip.
I love ice cream but we eat too much of it. So in 2019, I will only buy it when we have company or for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary.
Junk food is getting cut back. Once a month I will buy a bag of potato chips and/or tortilla chips. We like potato chips with sandwiches and we love tortilla chips in certain recipes like tortilla soup or as a lunch with salsa. Popcorn and nuts are on the approved list. We can easily make our own Chex mix and that lasts a long, long time.
Not only will this plan be healthier but it will cost us a lot less money. Junk food per lb. is really expensive! I could buy a lot of meats for the price of junk food.
Can we survive this restrictive plan? Time will tell but we are going to give it our all.
6 replies on “2019 Goal: Less Sweets and Junk Food”
I have growing boys in the house, so find it hard to keep healthy/easy snacks around that also don't tempt me. They want more filling options, I prefer lighter. We're at different weight/health goals & they get so much more exercise than I do, that it can be a hard balance. I always try to make at home vs buy,but crackers & the like are harder. I only buy them as a special occasion, and try to have one snackier item on hand at any given time (vs multiple open bags in the pantry). Nuts are a good option that they like.
Hi Hawaii Planner,
Thanks for sharing with us how you do it.
Great ideas! Eating real food is so much better than buying the packaged stuff anyway…. even sweets. :-))
Hi Little PenPen,
Thanks. You have got that right.
Hi Liz, this is Chris. I thought this was a good post. We have been trying to cut down on junk food and sweets also. We have been buying nuts at Costco, the price per lb is good. I do buy some things like Oreos occasionally, b/c sometimes they just taste good, but buy the Oreo Thins and just have a few at a time. I have cut back how many chips and cookies I buy, and try to buy just a few on 10/10 sales. Our little granddaughter likes animal cookies, pretzels and Goldfish crackers, so I try to keep a few of them. Lately for my afternoon snack I have been having yogurt with graham crackers and fruit. It is like a parfait, and is satisfying. I have been buying Triscuit crackers when they are on the .99 sale at Kroger. I have cut back on my baking by quite a bit, b/c it is too tempting. I try to freeze what I can.
I miss Costco. We like the mint Oreo's but I buy them infrequently. That parfait sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
BTW, you looked beautiful in that dress for the party you went to last weekend.