Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Every little taste counts
Licking the spoon was one of the first habits I broke. When I am preparing something I turn the hot water on and get the bowls and utensils immediately washed off or soaking so I'm not tempted to sneak a taste. In the olden days, there was no way I could have extra anything lying around. Frosting? Forget it. A spoonful here, a spoonful there which is at least 100-150 cals depending on how heaping. As I was trying to get things together, I would put chili powder in it when I threw it away because I honestly didn't trust myself not to take it off the top of the heap if I was having a desperate moment. Now? I rarely have it in the house but when I do, it often ends up in the back of the fridge and forgotten about for months. I never would've believed you if you'd told me that a few years ago.
So as the holiday season approaches, try to break this habit if you find you're a taste-as-you-cook/bake person. Your waistline might thank you for it!
Are you a member of the clean utensil club or is it not a temptation/reflex?
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