As a child, I also was highly germaphobic. (So much so that I probably could’ve been cast as Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Bubble Girl”)
It all started when I was 4 months old (or so my mother says) and a relative tried feeding me off of the same spoon she had just saliva-ed up. A loud exclamation came from my mother as she dove in between spoon and my mouth to superwoman-ly save the day.
From then on, I suppose it was engrained in my nature to not share my kindergarten cookies, sip out of another’s sippy cup, or bite the same sandwich where another had just bitten.
In many ways, I still am that “bubble girl”, but the past week, I’ve turned into a carnivorous boar. The once goody two shoes, napkin blotting, classy girl is clearly on vacation. Why?
Well, because, this past week I think I’ve managed to ask 70% of the people I’ve dined with (a.k.a- my mother, boyfriend, sister, & one friend) if they were going to finish the rest of their meal. (I am a walking contradiction!)
I also believe at one point I wasn’t even asking- I was just doing. A little pasta steal, a giant bite of the same cookie, and even saliva swapping in regards to drinks. Could it be, at 25, I’ve started to become my own worst enemy?
The times they are a-changin’!
Something that will never change is my ability to snack. Most of my meals this past week have consisted of snacking (when I wasn’t boldly plate picking off some innocent soul).
First things first…I packed a homemade trail mix for fitblognyc last week. (which I never even ate until I got home any way) I threw in cocoa krispies, cheez-its, walnuts, flax seed, cinnamon, oats, and some peanuts. It satisfied my commuting palate after a 3 hour trek into the city and back. (That’s basically 1/4 of a day if you think about it…)
Let’s move onto my favorite new discovery of the week: Strawberries with The Luaghing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese. I’m actually thinking of smoothie-ing these ingredients up too, because it’s just too good to only exhaust as a snack.
I think this is the only meal I captured where the question, “Are you gonna finish that?” didn’t exit my mouth. How could it- when this ginorm thing is in your face?
Another thing I’m LOVING that I found is: Biscoff Spread. These have been raping the blog world forever and none of my local stores ever have it. I was lucky enough to score the last one on the shelf. Cha-CHING!
Drinks of the week: Sangria & Coffee (separate of course)
There wouldn’t be a little LOVE without a little HATE now and then, so I spotlight this brand of greek yogurt, Sophie. I’m sorry- but GROSS! These also list NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, yet they contain xylitol and sorbitol and sugar alcohols. THUMBS DOWN! Buyer beware.
I leave you with a sneak peak from my “Goodness of My Heart” this week: Chocolate Chip Oat Mini Muffins (Yes, mini’s again!)
dollars (or muffins) to whoever guesses what exact genus and species this is. (No peeking on my instagram!)
What’s your favorite foods to snack on? Have you been the victim of or committed the act of “plate picking”?
Peace, love, and food hoarding!