I decided I should probably get into sports to get ready for my move to Boston, so I am supposed to be watching the Eagles v Giants game right now. But it seems like I picked the worst game to start, since neither of the teams have gotten past the 50 yard line for most of the first half. Whatever, I'm just going to write this blog post instead.

Before I moved out, Rachel and I got a chance to make these awesome baked plums. They are SO easy and heavenly. I think that if you bake any fruit with honey, it will turn into dessert gold. We ended up topping it with a little bit of yogurt and cinnamon, and it was perfection.

Finally, touchdown Eagles! Maybe they sensed that people (namely me) were getting bored, and decided to finally make some good moves on the field.

 
 
I used to eat sugar and chocolate like it was my job. Literally, at least once a day, I would eat a sugar laden treat. To be honest, it has been surprisingly easy to find ways to get my sweet fix without the sugar.  So if you are reaching for that pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream (let's not lie, it is their best flavor by far), stop right there and make this Almond Joy smoothie instead. Trust me, you won't regret it.

The inspiration for this smoothie comes from a "health" food place located around the corner from my office. Every time I go in, someone is always ordering the Almond Joy. I decided to look into this concoction that they were making, based off of my favorite candy bar and see if it was actually healthy. Lo and behold, it wasn't half bad. And it tasted like an ice cream milkshake without the the ice cream, milk, and sugar. I know you're asking" so it's a dessert?" Just taste it!* 
I played around with the measurements to figure out how to get it to taste just like the health food place, but feel free to adjust. Also, I got my honey from Andrew's Honey at the Union Square farmer's market, and it is SO sweet and delicious. It tastes completely different from that golden honey crap that they sell in those weird plastic bear shaped bottles.

*Hopefully you caught the Mad Men reference.

 
 
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For me, the hardest part of eating healthy has always been finding healthy ways to snack. At work, we have a snack bin full of Oreos, Dirty Chips, Nutrigrain Bars, 100 Cal Snack Packs, etc. If I don't bring healthy snacks to work, I am at risk of succumbing to that tempting little bastardly bin. 

It's hard to keep it fresh though. I get bored of fruits and nuts all the time; I want something new and exciting. While my brother and I were growing up, we would always say we wanted something "new and exciting" when my mom asked us what we wanted to eat. Now that I have to feed myself, I am just like fuck "new and exciting." Some days I consider myself lucky if I manage to get scrambled eggs on the table.

Kale chips aren't exactly new to the scene, but they are most definitely exciting. The crispiness slash slightly bitter taste to them is what creates the excitement. Don't you think? And another plus is that they are super easy to make.