The other day on twitter, I saw this cry for help: Looking for good stress eating ideas. Open to all suggestions. Except pie.
I quickly tweeted back: Anything with whipped cream!
Well, that suggestive bit of twitter triggered (twiggered?) cravings in me that I haven't had since I was last pregnant.
Stress eating, it feels so good, is it that wrong? A chocolate filled croissant warmed just a tad in the microwave? Rich hand whipped cream in a flavored coffee? It's not so bad.
When I'm stressed, I reach for the hot, the melted, the chocolate. Gooey cheesy burgers. Toasted bagels with slathered cream cheese, double loaded mozzarella on pizza, chocolate drizzled over anything.
I wish I could remember the tweeter who had asked for suggestions, because today, mama got some stuff for her:
Stress Eating Favorites:
Sliced bananas in a bowl mixed with microwave melted Hershey's kisses and mini marshmallows.
Graham cracker S'mores, 23 seconds in the microwave.
Hot cocoa with a 5 second squirt of Reddi-Whip. Chocolate sauce? Don't mind if I do.
McDonald's will mix half and half of any flavor shakes for you. Lately, I'm all into the half Arctic Orange with half Chocolate. Ho my god.
Peeled, sliced apples smothered in melted French Vanilla frosting.
Any kind of cupcake, any number of them. They don't count as cake calories because they're little.
Hot dog sliced down the middle and filled with shredded cheese, then wrapped in bacon and put under the broiler for 4 minutes. Dang.
A dinner plate full of Doritos chips, sprinkled with taco seasoned shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, crumbled turkey meat, microwaved for 1:25, then dolloped -- twice -- with sour cream and guacamole.
One scoop of chocolate ice cream with maraschino cherries on top. Mmmmm-hmmm.
Frozen Girl Scout Thin Mints.
Boy Scout Cheese Pop Corn.
Instant brownie in a box brownies slathered with raspberry preserves while they're still smoking hot.
Those Hot-Lava-Cake-in-5-microwave-minutes kits. Holy Wow.
Lay's Thick Cut Vinegar and Salt Potato Chips stuck in between the bun and hot sloppy joe meat.
25 crumbled crackers floating on top of a home made bowl of chili, heavy on the tomatoes.
The Martha Stewart Brand New Recipe for Boston Cream Pie cupcakes. Again, due to size, calorieless.
A baked potato, nuked, and stuffed with bacon bits, sour cream, cheddar cheese and a touch of salsa.
A tall glass of Fanta orange soda served over a big fat scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream: JUST like a dreamsicle.
Come on, Miss Stressed Out Eater Tweeter, where are you? ... I'm ready.