Because I've been so busy lately, I have not been able to market my giveaway as I would like, so I am extending my TuTu Toes Giveaway for another week! The winner will be picked on May 16th!
Monday, May 2, 2011
I've been real busy this last week and haven’t blogged much. But I’m back on track with the 4th installment of “What’s Better?” This time it’s Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter. This is from an article I read in Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine, which talked about 7 myths of foods we eat that are the healthy alternative.
Most normal peanut butters, offer as much nutritional goodness as a helping of cake frosting. Reducing the fat makes it even worse. A tablespoon of reduced-fat peanut butter contains close to 2 grams of sugar. If you’re still stuck on wanting to trim out the fat, reduced varieties will only lighten your spoon by a mere 2 grams of fat, mostly on the good-fat side.
Natural Peanut Butter. Try natural peanut butter (I’ve been eating this for about a year now), made with ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS – peanuts and salt. Because it’s loaded with mostly protein and healthy fats, an occasional indulgence won’t leave you feeling deprived, and it’ll be easier to ward off cravings.
What I have discovered from eating natural peanut butter is that it must be kept in the refrigerator, and there are no-stir varieties if the natural oil grosses you out. Note to dieters, peanut butter is considered a healthy fat, not a protein.