Monday, March 15, 2010

Peanut Butter & Syrup!

I guess you could call this my version of 'What Works For Me', because this is something that I love and works well for me!  Counting calories has never been anything I desired to do or was ever ANY good at.  Still, at the first of this year I was super motivated and more or less have consistently counted since then.  Included in my 'diet' of sorts has been to cut out all manner of refined sugars, white flour, etc. We've been getting Smucker's natural peanut butter
and some kind of sprouted bread for a while.  At the health food store I have tried out different kinds and narrowed down what we like the best. A few weeks into my counting calories, 
I had a piece of Alvarado St. Flax Bread
  as toast, smeared a tablespoon of peanut butter on it and drizzled 100% REAL maple syrup on it. Delicious if you ask me! But I had indulged and was fearful of how I would have to pay for it (in calories).  I cannot express to you my excitement when I discovered that for TWO pieces of that bread, it was not only 100 calories but only 6 grams of carbs!! Plus, it's flax so it has good fats and good source of roughage! If you don't pay attention to this kind of stuff, I'm sure you think I'm nuts, but trust me, it's very exciting.  Anyway, that little concoction is my idea of a great dessert substitute when you're trying to be really good. Plus, maple syrup (the REAL kind) is much gentler on your blood sugar - easier to assimilate or something.

Anybody got any healthy snacks that feel like they shouldn't be good for you? :)

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