Right now, I’m really turning my focus to more intentional eating and healthier meals. I’m always aware of what we eat and how I am teaching my children to nourish their bodies, but I’ve been more attuned to it lately as I am working on getting back to my pre-baby weight. That being said, as soon as I tell myself that something is off limits, I swear it is the only thing I can think about anymore. Does that happen to you?
In general, I wouldn’t say sugar is a real issue for me, but when I told myself that I wasn’t going to have dessert for a while, suddenly DESSERT IS EVERYWHERE. I’m dreaming about rice pudding, I’m thinking about pumpkin pie, I’m smelling cinnamon and sugar even when there’s none in sight. It’s absurd.
So, these cookies were an accident. I stopped by a store for fresh ginger and cilantro and was ambushed by a bag of caramel pieces. Before I even knew what was happening, I had a batch of the world’s best smelling Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies in the oven.
I think, perhaps, that October is a really terrible month to outlaw desserts. Pumpkins and Apples for heaven’s sake. [Read More...]