Carrots - the bad habit fixer?

Monday, September 26, 2011

I have a soft spot for sweets and it only got worse since I started to work from home. I try not to have anything tempting in the kitchen but somehow I always manage to pop down to the shop for a bar of chocolate. So, when Sarah posted about her sweet-tooth dilemma the other day I felt motivated to kick my habit as well. Sarah says that by snacking on carrots she stopped craving sweets. She always has a little bag of washed and cut carrot sticks in her purse so whenever she feels the need to snack on something she reaches for them instead of cookies.

It makes sense, doesn't it? It's more about the habit of snacking, rather than the actual food, so why not munch on vitamins, right? As my Balazs is not a huge fan of carrots and he is working late tomorrow night, I might try this ginger-roasted carrot recipe for my eating alone night. Doesn't it look delicious? (And it has miso dressing - yum!).

Lovelies, do you have any bad habits you'd like to get rid of? Do share...xo

21 comments:

Heba said...

it looks amazing, and it sounds simple too :)

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I enjoy carrots - one can prepare them in so many different ways.
I don't snack - but I do love a slice of home-made chocolate cake.

Diana Mieczan said...

It really does, Heba and Fashion, Art and other fancies, yes carrots are very versatile:) (Yum, to that chocolate cake)

Claire Kiefer said...

I love carrots & all vegetables. Granted, they're not as enticing as sweets or salty snacks, but you're right that they'd be a good substitute. I'm a sucker for sesame sticks--those are my weakness!!

pierre said...

thank's (a lot) for all those inspiration
i need it !

Sara Szatmary said...

I dunno... some days the only thing that can take the pain of work away is dark chocolate and wine...

Amber said...

Hmmm, what a perfect autumn meal. I love your blog by the way. I always look at it, but never comment, so heres a comment! Keep up the good work.

Karena said...

Oh Yes Diana sweets are my downfall as well. I have to say I have just started drinking carrot juice and I love it!! I also really like nuts for snacking.

xoxo
Karena
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Diana Mieczan said...

True Sara, there are days that only wine and chocolate can fix:)

Diana Mieczan said...

You are welcome, pierre and Amber..aww, so sweet of you! Thank you:)

LyddieGal said...

Sometimes a carrot can be a good snack stand in - but sometimes you just need some chocolate, and that is the only snack that will do!

Chic on the Cheap

bron @ baby space said...

mmm, yummy! is coffee a bad habit? ;P

Caroline said...

oh ginger and Carrots! That sounds DIVINE! Bad food habits? I have so many but let me start here: chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels. Yes. Yes. Yes! :))

Anyway, this is a fantastic idea! I agree that much of our habits are about the habit of eating that particular food and not about the actual food itself. Great idea, dear.

xo!

Stephanie said...

I love snacking on carrots! They also make a great (healthy!) alternative to chips when you eat a sandwich. :-)

Monica from Hola!design said...

I'm not a big fab of carrots! but I'll eat them with hummus!

Happy Monday! kisses!

marissa at the boot said...

carrots are a good idea! i always think about how someone told me that if you're hungry in the middle of the day you're probably just thirsty, so i first drink a cup of tea or water and then if i'm still hungry i have an apple or cucumber slices or something like that!

Diana Mieczan said...

Bron, I hope not..hahha...I LOVE coffee:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels? Oh my goodness Caroline, that sounds so good!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Stephanie, such a great tip to replace chips with carrots and Monica,I love hummus and carrots go perfectly together with it:) Thanks, girls!

LiveLikeYou said...

Like a good Swede I'm addicted to salt licorice, super salt licorice that makes Americans grossed out. Luckily I can't buy it over here!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a brilliant tip, Marissa. I remember reading about it as well:) Thanks for the reminder. Totally going to try it:)

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