Candy overload happens a lot at this time of year. It happened here this morning.
An overflowing candy bowl and a shortage of trick-or-treaters on Halloween will do that to a family. My husband hid the candy bowl from the kids today.
Wish I could say the kids didn’t inherit their love of all things sweet and inability to stop eating them from me. However, they did.
When I was living on my own in my 20s, I remember waking up feeling sick after a holiday. I think it was Christmas. In a short telephone call, my dad shared his cure for candy overload with me.
The cure is pretty simple.
Bacon, eggs, and toast. If you don’t fry your egg in the bacon grease, I’m not even sure we can remain friends. My dad told me bacon and eggs would cure that sick feeling from eating too much sweet stuff. Do you ever feel like dessert after a breakfast like that? Not me.
Eating scrambled eggs works as well although the breakfast pictured above is my personal favorite, probably partially based on the fact it is the breakfast my dad cooked almost every morning. Some day perhaps I’ll be able to fry an egg as perfectly as he could do it.
Of course, the only one in my family who will eat the above breakfast is me. My husband doesn’t eat eggs period. The kids will mostly only eat scrambled eggs (J did go through a sunny side up egg phase).
Now that I’m older although I’m not sure how much wiser, I know the key to candy overload is actually all about balancing it out with the protein. There is something to the egg theory, I think. Seems like when I have eggs, I do crave sweets less than if I use something like peanut butter or cheese for my protein source.
What remedy do you have for days of overindulging in the sweets?