#weighinwednesday: When You Just Want To Eat An Entire Cake
I don't know about you but I have a sweet tooth like no other. Today, that tooth was mighty sweet. AND IT WASN'T BUDGING. The kid in me wanted to eat an entire cake
preferably a sheet cake from Safeway but I knew I had to reign it in or there would be a sheet cake cemetery in my kitchen.
That's when I remembered...CAKE POPS. These little dollops are the perfect portion size - don't get me wrong, I could have easily eaten a straight up dozen of these Birthday Cake Pops from Starbucks. At 170 calories a pop, these adorable confections are a way better option than walking into your local bakery and ordering their freshest cake.*
For the record, my local bakery is called Make My Cake and they, by far, make the best red velvet cake and cupcakes in NYC if not America. I have Liz Lemon to thank for that (thanks Liz). Seriously, Tina Fey mentioned this amazing cake shop during the season finale of 30 Rock and I found out that it's located just blocks from my apartment. #15lbslater
That said, I got to thinking about other perfectly portioned treats and snacks to have on hand when a craving takes over (I'm an advocate for eating what you're craving because you'll just end up overeating something else). Here are a few of my favorites that I'm weighing in on this week:
These adorable bite-sized bagels are stuffed with cream cheese and come in a variety of flavors (hello everything "bagel" with veggie cream cheese!). They're available at limited Starbucks' and at their shop on Bleecker St. You can also order them online for a $12 flat rate shipping fee. #thatdoughtho
Baked by Melissa Mini Cupcakes
This Melissa woman is a baking genius - she started making teeny tiny cupcakes and charged a dollar for each one. Now she has a complete empire under her belt (including a gluten-free line). These mini cupcakes are smaller than the palm of your hand, so you don't have to feel guilty about indulging. #whydidntithinkofthat
You've probably seen this organic frozen food line at your local grocery store. These little pockets of tomato sauce and mozzarella are the answer to your i-want-pizza-all-the-time prayers. #getsome
When I start to feel low, I always grab a spoonful of peanut butter (thanks Dad for introducing me to this habit). Now you can try a variety of Justin's Snack Packs like Honey Peanut Butter with Banana Chips and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter with Pretzels. I'm also a fan of just their Classic Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs. #directlyinsertintomouth
When you're craving something sweet & crunchy these pieces of bark do the trick. My favorite is definitely Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt. If you're a fan of dark chocolate (traditionally, I'm not but these are worth it), you'll love this line of snacking chocolates. #whoneedschocolatebars
Warning: it's hard to eat just one piece!