I totally have a love-hate relationship with baking.
Baking is in my blood. I have sweet memories (ha – get it? “sweet”?) of my mom’s baking as a kid. A warm and inviting kitchen, my mom & sisters & I working together, baking yummy stuff. Have I mentioned that my mom is an awesome cook / baker?
Baking = love = family = togetherness = deliciousness.
And that carries over into my life today. I love trying new recipes. I love to make foods that my kids will enjoy.
But I have diabetes. And I could stand to lose a few pounds (umm, that may be an understatement of the facts. But nevermind.) And my kids and husband don’t really need a whole lot of extra calories, either.
Soooo, I hate baking, too.
It’s so tough when your brain associates making yummy stuff for people with a way to show your love to them. I know there are other ways, but I do really enjoy baking. And I love eating. Therein lies the problem! It’s hard for me to bake without trying some! So lately I’ve been trying to cut back on the baking (both for my health and my family’s health) or bake only when I’ve got others to share the results with!
(I know I have a couple of diabetic friends out there who read this- does any of this make any sense to you??? )
Anyways… I wanted to share with you an article I found that gives some tips for healthier baking. I think the tips are really useful and practical. Hopefully you might get something out of it, too!
Here you go…