I arrived late at playgroup and placed my beautiful whole grain muffins along side some other not-so-whole-grain muffins. Mine had almonds and blueberries to entice. The other muffins had sugary streusel topping to entice. In these moments I feel like there’s a little competition going on. It’s a test of my ability to market healthy foods. I’ve got to sell health like it’s attractive, cool, approachable, and well… totally amazing. My motive? I just really like people. I like people so much that I want them to enjoy a life free of preventable chronic disease.
Unfortunately, I left playgroup with a bowl still mostly full of muffins.
So, next time I’ll just have to bring a sign that says something like this:
This gentle reminder might help next time I bring whole grain muffins to a social function. Later in the day a friend dropped by and tried a muffin on her way way out the door. She said she preferred it to a cinnamon roll. And really, who wouldn’t with the flavors of vanilla, molasses, cinnamon, and the light crunch of sliced almonds? Ha! Take that, store-bought refined grains!
This series will end next week with FearLESS Friday #25. I hope it’s helped you make a few courageous decisions to improve your health.
Want to read a great article about cupcakes? In most cases they are a calorically better option than the monster-sized muffins you buy from a grocery store. Check out Consider the Cupcake: A Barometer of American Taste by Tamara Duker Freuman over at US News Health.