The Biggest Plate O’ Carbs EVER…I Should Be Ashamed

That was my dinner tonight. I should be ashamed. You see, around here we watch carbs, fats, sodium…you name it, we watch it. I only cook healthy foods because I want my family to stay healthy. And truth be known, I really don’t eat much at all. 
By “much at all” I mean, maybe once a day, and sometimes that’s only crackers or something of the sort. It’s not like I diet. That’s just my lifestyle and although that in itself is not healthy, it’s how I’ve lived for the past 40+ years. But every once in a while, like every 6 months or so, I get hungry. I mean HUNGRY! And I break the mold. 
Tonight was one of those nights. I have no clue what triggers these events but tonight I had the biggest plate o’ carbs and I should be ashamed, but I’m not. Obviously I’m not since I’m sharing it with you here. 
I made Potatoes O’Brien a la Christy. I do not recommend this recipe for health reasons but I do recommend it because it is totally yummy! Oh and I didn’t do anything from scratch, which is never healthy, but always fun. 
  • Frozen Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien from the bag
  • Cook them in butter (OK, it was salt-free butter, I’m not a rebel…ever)
  • While still in the pan, throw on some sliced jalepenos
  • Add Pepper Jack shredded cheese until it melts
  • Slide out on to the plate
  • Slop on some Tapatio Hot Sauce (seriously the best stuff on the planet)
  • Eat like there’s no tomorrow
My dirty secret. But it’s no longer a secret since I shared it with you. I won’t even tell you the carb content, nor the sodium content…because it’s just not pretty. 

And tonight I’m bloated and ashamed. Tomorrow I’ll feel icky for being so dirty. But I’ve fulfilled my twice yearly hunger craving and life is good. It’s OK to live a little every now and again. Stay tuned…next time it will probably be pizza. It’s usually the pizza that I succumb to (and not the good for you homemade, low sodium variety either)
So how often do you splurge on not-so-goodforyou foods? What are your favorites?   
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I have splurged too much in my life and that’s why I’m watching what I eat now!! I’m just happy that my cravings have narrowed down to chocolate only, and only once per month. 😉

  2. Haha- it looks yummy!! Go ahead and splurge! It is the holidays after all- or that is what I am telling myself:)

  3. Is that a real plate??

  4. Hahaha….I was waiting for someone to notice. But the only reason is because we ran out of paper plates and I didn’t feel like going to Walmart. #ifail

  5. Holiday carbs don’t count. 😉