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How Often Do You Eat Sweet Baked Goods?

Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, scones, cakes, pastries, and other sweet bread items are a real treat in my house. I don't avoid making or buying them, but when I have them in the kitchen, they're gone in a matter of hours. It's nice to indulge in those sweet treats every once in a while, but they're not something I eat every day. What about you?

lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
Everyday. I have never been overweight or had any health problems, but the key to anything (besides vegetables!) is moderation. A cookie a day is fine for some people, but eating a whole batch a day isn't good for anyone.
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
almost every day honestly. i'm trying to cut down.
nuttmegs17 nuttmegs17 7 years
I have a monster sweet tooth. I definitely have a piece or two of dark chocolate a night, but as far as baked goods go, I probably indulge in them about 1-3 times a week. Cookies and cupcakes are my downfall! I love to cook and bake so I try not to actually buy them from the store and instead make them myself. This way, they have less preservatives in them and generally taste better. I do not make healthy substitutions though, as I believe I'm only having a little, so whats the point in sacrificing taste? If you are like me, and can't resiste a cookie in the house, try this: Make the dough, scoop it out on to the baking sheet as if you are ready to stick in the oven and...put it in the freezer instead. In a couple of hours, take the individual portions and transfer them to a freezer bag. Then take out one or two as needed and bake throughout the month (it only takes 10 minutes!). It will satisfy your sweet tooth sensibly! Also deters you from eating for eatings sake b/c you have to think about pulling the cookie out and baking it.
benheld benheld 7 years
I love to bake as well, but I usually wait for a time when I know we'll have people over, and I can send them home with things. Just this past weekend I baked a delicious Guinness Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache frosting--YUMMO!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I love my sweets! However I try to indulge with a cookie once or twice a week, I can easily sit down and eat a packet or a batch in a single sitting, so restricting the cookies helps my waistline and I appreciate it more. That muffin looks effing awesome by the way.
kaylasix kaylasix 7 years
I envy you all, I have such a bad sweet tooth. I absolutely cannot help craving a taste of something sweet after most meals. I'm trying to keep it to a small piece of dark chocolate or juice but if someone offers sweets I can't resist!
mek123 mek123 7 years
I only bake for special occasions but there are usually a few of those a month and of course, the baker has to have a "taste"
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
I also love to bake a few times a month- but it's usually always for an occasion. That way, I get to taste test one or two (...oh hell, let's be honest, three) baked goodies before they get devoured by everyone else.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love to bake and I only really eat sweet baked goods when I bake them at home. It works out to be about 2-3 times a month, depending on my mood. I eat a very healthy diet otherwise, so I don't feel that guilty about indulging a few times a month. I'm not allergic to anything, so when I do indulge, it's the REAL thing...full butter, full sugar, full everything. It seems like every time I make lowfat/low sugar/etc. versions of decadent desserts, they just don't turn out the same.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I never eat "real" ones. But I do attempt to make low-carb versions of muffins or brownies from time to time. I rely on flax meal, almond meal, protein powder, and Splenda.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 7 years
I don't like to deprive myself. I eat modest portions.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
i try to avoid, but i can't say no to birthday/wedding cake. am actually going wedding cake tasting on saturday and can not wait!
chillchic chillchic 7 years
Usually a couple of times a day. My normal meals are super healthy, and for that reason, I stay thin. but I have a serious weakness for desserts.
I wish I could answer never. I eat sweet baked goods way too much and its the reason I gained weight last year.
rebelkate rebelkate 7 years
I know that baked goodies are the worst thing for me (sugar + flour) so I have had to mentally train myself to abstain. My husband loves muffins, cookies, coffee cake, etc. and has one or more in the house every weekend to have with morning coffee (and throughout the day!). But, he has the metabolism of a hummingbird while I can just smell it and gain a pound. I look at it on the counter and tell myself that it is poison to my body.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Maybe once or twice a week, its usually a blueberry danish. They are so good. When I go to the coffee shop in town I have to have one.
laellavita laellavita 7 years
i really do try to keep it to a minimum because i like to avoid processed flour (especially white flour!) and sugar, so my usual dessert or sweet treat is made up of berries and other fruit. but every once in a while, i do have to give in, but right after, it's back to being good!
2muchtv 2muchtv 7 years
I gave up eggs in college, so it used to be never. Then I started baking at home, so I use egg substitutes (boxed stuff, milk, apple sauce, banana, whatever's appropriate for the recipe). Now it's once a month. If I bake often, I'll be tempted to eat it all while it's warm (omnomnomnom), so I only bake when I need to bring a gift to people or for parties. Cook never goes hungry, muahahahaha.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
A couple of times a month, max...but that doesn't stop my pastry riddled daily fantasies mmm. Living in Europe, the variety of amazing pastries for offer are is overwhelming I can never seem to make a choice what to get (my current favourite is milhoja de merengue). I could never deny myself high quality/gourmet baked goods plus doing so is anathematic to the culture I live in.
syako syako 7 years
I like to bake too. I don't bake every weekend, but probably every other weekend. And when I do, it usually lasts us all week. So we'll enjoy the baked good once a night, each night until it's gone. I've always had dessert after dinner though, baked goods or not, I have to have something sweet. Still lost weight that way, so it doesn't have to be all or nothing. :P
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Only on special occasions--birthdays, holidays. And only the homemade ones my sis makes. Yarmy and no preservatives!
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