Tuesday, July 21, 2015

If Calories Didn't Count . . . .

Last week, I posted this status on my Facebook Page:

As the Chief Director of Operations in my house, it seems that the majority of the menu decisions are up to me. During the school year, I pack the kids' lunches every day and I usually cook supper for my family at least 4-5 times a week. I do all the menu planning and grocery shopping. When we are out of ice cream or bacon it's always my fault (although I eat neither) and multiple times a day I am asked, "What's for breakfast/lunch/dinner?" It seems that a lot of my life revolves around food and feeding my brood. It can be overwhelming and frustrating and, sometimes, I wish food wasn't such a necessity.

On the other hand, I love food because, well, it tastes good. When meals are delicious, they are worth the trouble, right? It's possible that I love food a little too much. In last week's linkup, we talked about our bodies and a couple linkers, including me, admitted they would very much like to lose a few pounds. However, I find dieting extremely difficult because I am constantly surrounded by food and my willpower quickly diminishes. 

What if, however, there were no calories?? What if vitamins and minerals didn't matter? What if we could eat anything we wanted whenever we wanted and never gain an ounce? Wouldn't that be lovely? 

That's what I'm pondering today in honor of National Junk Food Day. If I could eat anything and never be concerned about nutrition, these ten foods would be top on my list! 
  1. Pizza - I love pizza and, if asked to name my favorite food, this would probably be it. Even though we seem to eat it a lot, I almost never get tired of it. Plus, you can easily change it up. Ever had BBQ chicken pizza?
  2. Pasta - Spaghetti, lasagna, macaroni and cheese - who doesn't love pasta? It's also a very quick and easy dinner.
  3. Mexican Food - This is another one that is an easy family pleaser which is great because tacos, quesadillas, and queso make me happy, too! 
  4. Chocolate - When I look at a dessert menu, I always go for the chocolate option - because there is ALWAYS a chocolate option.
  5. Cheesecake - If there is not a chocolate option, cheesecake would be my second choice and it is very versatile as well. 
  6. Chicken - When we were first married, my husband once told me he was going to start growing feathers and clucking if I kept fixing so much chicken! These days, I try to add a little more variety, but chicken is still my "go-to" protein.
  7. Steak - But not just any steak - it would have to be filet mignon. I don't eat it often, but it is surely yummy when I do! 
  8. Potatoes - This counts as a vegetable, right? Baked potatoes smothered with cheese, French Fries, hash browns - yum! And, I could easily crunch my way through an entire bag of potato chips on one sitting! 
  9. Bread - I know, I know - carbs are bad, but bread is so good! A warm yeast roll, some buttery garlic bread (with the aforementioned pasta, of course), or some Southern biscuits with jelly - relish!!!!
  10. Sodas - O.K. this isn't technically food, but I try to avoid the "empty calories" of soda and I don't like the artificially sweet diets ones. However, if I didn't have to worry about the calories and the sugar . . . . . . 
Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to go grab a snack! 

What foods would you stockpile of you didn't have to worry about the nutrition label?

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Janine Huldie said...

If calories didn't count, you better believe I would splurge on all of the above, too! ;)

MamaRabia said...

I could make a whole list of Mexican foods to eat forever! Yumm!

Ginnymarie said...

Oh, yes, pizza and tacos are definitely on my favorite food list!

Stacey Gannett said...

Oh, soda is my major downfall! I am with you on potatoes, I can eat them any way that they can be made. Bread is definitely another weakness for me and we eat bread at just about every meal. Oh I do wish that calories did not matter! LOL! Have a great week, Lisa!

Julie S. said...

This was a fun topic :) mmm pizza.

bloggingastrid said...

This is such an interesting topic especially in light of last week's topic. I started journaling for my recovery from an eating disorder last week and taking part in this week's #TuesdayTen gave me some insights too.

Btw, pizza, pasta and chicken ar eon my list too and you actually inspired me to include Mexican food.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

:-) I guess we can dream, huh?

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Yep! I had to just list that whole category - too many yummy things to list each one!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

They are delicious, but I think I love them even more because my family likes them. When that's what I make for dinner, there is no whining and that's a rare thing!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

A couple years ago, my husband and I gave up sodas for Lent and we stuck with it for a long time after that. In the past year, I have gotten worse about drinking Coke zero especially - mainly for the caffeine as an afternoon pick-me-up - but I don't drink nearly as many as I used to!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Yes, mmmmm, pizza! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

It was interesting backed up to last week's topic wasn't it? I'm glad it was helpful for you and that I reminded you about Mexican food!

Tamara Bowman said...

See to me in my old(er) age, it's not even about calories yet. It's about not being able to stomach too much of anything!
That said, I can do damage with ice cream and chocolate!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I think that's part of my problem - I don't seem to get full until I'm stuffed! So, I could really sit and eat an entire pizza or a whole bag of chips and probably be fine until the last bite. It's not a good thing! :-)

Tegan (A Kiwi Mumma) said...

Dammit, I forgot about cheesecake! Thanks for hosting the linkup, from a new "linker" :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

There's just too much good food to narrow it down to 10, I suppose!!! Glad you are joining the linkup!!!

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