Who doesn’t love a delicious dessert? Who doesn’t deserve an everyday treat now and then?
As much as I adore dessert, I am also not a big, dessert every night for dinner kind of gal. I grew up mostly believing, as far as at home dinners go, that fruit came at the end of a meal. Our everyday treat consisted of a (singular) Milano cookie or the like. Of course, when we went out for a meal…well, that was different. Dessert was ordered, with many spoons, and enjoyed by all.
Getting older, and trying to get back to my Weight Watchers lifetime goal (a process that would go much faster if I was really tracking my food every day like I am supposed to be), I do
occasionally still splurge on dessert when we go out, and a snack here or there (and everywhere). But…when it comes to the expectation of dessert after a meal, I have tried modeling the same, fruit after dinner concept for my daughter. Which would be fine, except that Principessa spends a week with me and then a week with her dad, who does believe in dessert—all the time, even if he shouldn’t.
So instead of always being the bad guy, I found a way to spice up fruit for Principessa…with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. A spoonful of COOL WHIP, a half cup of fresh strawberries, and a sprinkle of chocolate pieces, a few springs of chocolate mint leaves, and voila’, an every day treat worth savoring. A dish that otherwise would have gotten the “oh strawberries” look instead got an “awesome!”
Of course working late into the night, as I have done often lately, I decided that I deserved a treat. Something enjoyable but not over the top. Something that felt decadent without entirely undoing the intervals that I had done on the treadmill. My solution was peanut butter concoction: Two tablespoons creamy peanut butter, one bag of crushed brownie pieces, and COOL WHIP Whipped Topping to bring it all together. Yes, peanut butter is higher in Weight Watchers points, but this treat was well deserved, and hypothetically speaking had I tracked my points for the day, I would have had the extra points to allow for this particular bite of bliss.
The truth is that I believe, strongly in the notion of everything in moderation. Treats and desserts, after dinner or enjoyed as something special during the day are part of life. I cannot just close my eyes and pretend that I don’t enjoy sweets. Nor do I want to raise my daughter that way, knowing that one day she will do like I did, and sneak desserts when she thought no one was looking because I never “allowed” them.
And the next time I decide to go for something sweet, I have a box of Kraft Instant Fat Free, Sugar Free Chocolate pudding ready to be made….turned even tastier with a spoonful of COOL WHIP.
Sponsored posts are purely editorial content that we are pleased to have presented by a participating sponsor. Advertisers do not produce the content. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.