For the Love of Treats

We're all guilty of overindulging in sweets. I can't remember the last time I only ate half of the dessert set in front of me. It's a weakness of mine and quite frankly, a pleasure. 

Michael Pollan lays down the law in simple text, "Treat Treats as Treats." A recipe even a toddler can follow. My words of advice are to think about the worth of a treat. Not everyday is a holiday or special occasion. I agree, we have much to be thankful for here in the United States. Our accessibility to food, which includes no less than three meals per day, is worth celebrating, but a dessert (or two) everyday? Now that's gluttony. 

I promote what the dietitian of my youth once told me, "If you're going to eat dessert, make sure it's the best of it's kind." Go out and eat the best piece of apple pie in the city you live in; don't bake or buy the whole pie that will sit on your kitchen counter and serve as meal replacement for the next three days.

Alternatively, explore vegan desserts and low-sugar options such as fresh fruit or yogurt. This recipe is one I share because Valentine's Day = treats. I'm a glutton for dark chocolate and also for avocados. Who would have guessed these two loves would collide?