So how many days into Lent are we now?
I don’t even know… I don’t really keep track, to be honest. I think it’ll be 2 weeks this coming Wednesday.
Or is it 3? No, it’s 2… I think!
All I can say, really, is so far it’s been going extremely great for me.
As a matter of fact, I almost feel as though Lent hasn’t even started yet. I don’t feel deprived in the least. So much so, I sort of have a hard time remembering that it’s Lent, so I have to be extra careful not to eat something that is on the “forbidden” list by mistake. Good thing I got everything “grain” out of my cupboards!
The thing that I’ve been doing differently this year, and I think makes all the difference in the world, is that instead of plain cutting out “forbidden” foods from my regular diet, I’ve found ways to work around it. Found ways to still enjoy the things that I love so much, whilst leaving the “unwanted” ingredients out.
Like this very stack of carrot pancakes, for instance. Or is it carrot cake? I’m not sure.
All I know, is it was stunningly delicious, and so very Lent friendly.
Believe it or not, this gorgeous breakfast right here, fits all my Lent requirements. It contains no grains or added sugar whatsoever.
Yet, it was simply decadent. So moist, so sweet, so comforting. Exactly like any pancake should be.
I am telling you, I can honestly say that I don’t miss my grains one bit. Or my sugar, for that matter. How could I when I get to eat things like this? And even though I said that I would allow myself the use of honey to sweeten things up if I needed to, I haven’t even touched it so far.
One thing that’s very odd, though. I’ve been craving nuts, and especially nut butter like crazy. But I do mean CRAZY. I don’t get up in the middle of the night to dip my finger in that jar and that’s about it.
I’m pretty sure I dream about it, though.
So not sure where the craving comes from, but I’m certainly hoping that it will subside soon. I mean, nuts ARE good for you, but they are also very calorie dense, and rather high in fat.
Guess my body is in need of that fat… I certainly hope that it knows what to do with it!
Other than storing it, that is!
Oh, and if anyone has a clue as to why I’ve got these crazy cravings, please, by all means, enlighten me!