Regular readers know, I like to healthify things. I like to healthify things a lot. It’s a good habit/hobby to have. However, not everything needs to be healthified.
Nutella is one of them. Oh… and Oreos. And cheesecake. Better yet – Nutella cheesecake with Oreo crust.
Kevin’s birthday is Thursday, but since I had Friday off from work, I decided to make him a birthday non-cake. He doesn’t really like sweets, but he occasionally enjoys a good cheesecake. He also approves of Nutella ever since I made him try it in Italy. When I saw this recipe, it was really a no-brainer.
So why the full-fat, white sugar, and everything else? Magic. Sometimes you’ve just got to let go, quit worrying, and let the chocolate do it’s magic. Y’all knew chocolate was magical, right?
Kevin is always supportive of my recipe flops, tofu dinners, and whatever else I put on the table. He deserved his own special birthday cake… minus the cake.
Here’s my history with Oreos. The last time I bought a pack, I ate an entire sleeve (1/3 of pack) in the car on my way home from the grocery store. That happened in high school, but I have been terrified of buying Oreos ever since.
I was also worried I’d over-eat these bars. But you know what? I didn’t. Instead of gorging myself on 5 in a sitting, I enjoyed 1 a day without feeling deprived or guilty. I made something rich – something good (really good), and I allowed myself to enjoy it. This was a great feeling.
I even allowed myself a special Oreo before putting away the package. Soooooo worth every calorie!
- Do you healthify everything, some things, nothing?