Monday, March 7, 2011

The Monday Morsel - Cadbury Creme Eggs and Healthy Recipe Links

Weekly Monday Report:

Pounds Lost = 0
Total pounds lost =8
# of Diet Cokes Consumed = 4
# of Times Exercised = 0 (except walking the streets of New York)

Uh-oh.  It's that time of year where the stores are filled with one of my archenemies - the Cadbury Creme Egg.  My numbers aren't bad due to those sinful chocolate eggs, but rather due to my time in New York.  I'm not too disappointed since honestly, I thought it would be worse.  I'm back on track this week and hope to make great strides...except for those darn delectable eggs. 
I'm not sure what it is about them - their milk chocolate exterior, their insanely sweet fondant interior, or their similarity to an actual egg - but they draw me in.  It's one of the first signs of spring when I see the colorful foil wrappers calling out to me from the store shelves.  I'm glad I live in America.  I guess the eggs in the UK are even bigger - 40 grams compared to 34 grams in America and Canada.  Less calories = less guilt! 
Last night (after cooking some healthy hard boiled eggs) I introduced the creme egg to Ryan.  We each had half and reveled in the art of this chocolate.  The thick milk chocolate shell.  The fondant filling that oozes when you bite into it.  The brightness of the white and yellow center.  Maybe I should start counting creme eggs consumed just like I do diet cokes! 

Moving onto something healthy...the Eat.Live.Be topic for this week is Recommended Reading - what resources help with your healthy goals?  There are tons of great websites out there but remembering to check them routinely doesn't work for me.  Instead, I sign up for their newsletters.  I realize people shy away from signing up since it's yet "another email", but that's really the only way I'll read what the website is producing.  If I'm not interested in the topic or the recipe, it's a quick and easy delete.  So here are some of my favorites and I would love to hear about others, so please do share!

Health - click the green Newsletter icon in the top right corner
My Recipes - click the "subscribe to our newsletters" link on the right hand side
Eating Well - click on the check-boxes on the right hand side under "Free Newsletters"

Please join me and the other ELB bloggers on the journey to better health!

Sarah at Cucina Bella
Cate at Sweetnicks
Maris at In Good Taste
Chris at Mele Cotte
Faith at Bon Appetit
Kristen at Dine and Dish
Emily at The Anderson Crew
Joanne at Eats Well With Others
Casey at The Starnes Family
Patsy at Friends, Family and Food
Tri-Fit Mom at Tri-Fit Mom
Claire at Cooking is Medicine
Allison at Sweet Flours
Jen at NJ Epicurean
Jenna at Stop, Drop, and Blog
Rivki at Healthy Eating for Ordinary People
Sarah at Sarah’s Sweet Creations
Denise and Lenny at Chez Us