I have always vowed to avoid diets- I don't believe in deprivation. And life is just too darn short to eliminate certain foods, like bagels. Yum. Bagels. I'm a Montreal girl, bagels are a staple. They just aren't a staple every day. I used to say 'yes' whenever I wanted. But let's face it. There is always a reason to say 'yes'. It's summer- yes to beer and burgers. It's apple seasion- yes to pie and ice cream. It's the holidays- yes to EVERYTHING! It's so-and-so's birthday- why not? It's been a crappy day- YES. Cause I deserve it. Darn it. YES. And on we go.... So yes, I still say "yes" but just a little less frequenlty.
I've tried to find some heatlhier substitutes when I might want to show a little restraint. Here is one such recipe. I say "yes" to one or two turtle cookie bites, perhaps three. They are small. If you haven't experinced the miracle of fresh dates, I urge you to try them! They are little sweet miracles. I hope you like the recipe. Go ahead, say yes!