Fruit day was actually my most feared day of this whole challenge! Something about going from ultra decadent chocolate and sugary candy treats to well… fruit seems like such a let down! So finding a recipe that I would actually want to make and eat would be a challenge.
But fortunately all my fears subsided when I came across these Thick & Chewy White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies from Salt and Baker! These big soft cookies have white chocolate, rolled oats, and dried cranberries which are deceptively candilicous!
These cookies just came out of the oven, and I was so excited about them that I ate one hot out of the oven and it certainly tasted like Christmas and happiness. So bye-bye fruit cake, hello fruit cookies!
My worst habit is probably my love for soda pop/soft drinks… I don’t really drink coffee or tea, but instead start the day off with a tall cold glass of Diet Coke! I can’t get enough of the fizzy bubbly coldness, and then of course start feeling terrible when I don’t get to have it for a while.
I definitely need to start exchanging pop for good ol’ tasty water! I always find I like really like water when I pour out a nice chilly glass, but just thinking about it just seems so… BORING!
Other silly habits of mine are eye rolling, my love for cake frosting, nibbling on pens when I’m nervous, and cracking every single joint in my body (it’s sounds so nasty on other people, but feels amazing when I pop things)!
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES! I go for a long walk every single day and pretty much walk everywhere I need to go! I started many years back just to get out and DO SOMETHING that wasn’t staring at a screen. But it was not only good exercise, it was sooo good for the mind. I love just looking at how pretty nature is and letting my imagination go wild!
BE POSITIVE!!! Sometimes harder said than done, but I try not to let things get me down! When in doubt, I seek out funny things and laugh and try to spread the happy to everyone I can find. Or just seek out some rainbows! Positive thought works and positivity is really CONTAGIOUS!
DON’T LOOK BACK!! The past is the past, you can only move forward!! Don’t dwell on things you did or didn’t do yesterday. You can only focus on how good tomorrow is going to be. 🙂