I had every intention of staying out of trouble in the kitchen today. Honestly, I did.
Umm, hello loverrrrr.
I whipped up half a batch of the recipe, using Sunflower Seed Butter in place of the peanut butter (only because it’s what I happened to grab first) just to make sure that I liked it.
Well, I like it. A lot. It’s got somewhat of a chewy texture, it spreads smooth, and it carries the flavor of the nut butter and raisins fantastically. And it’s low fat. Woooo!
So far, I’ve determined that it’s deliciously enjoyed:
- On my Wasa crackers
- As a dip for carrots and celery
- Off of a spoon or a knife
- Off of a finger, or an elbow…but we won’t get into that.
The pairing of the Wasa cracker and dippage with veggies came at today’s lunch.
In addition to those goodies, I also enjoyed one of my favorite Chobani combos:
Lemon CHO + blueberries + granola
There’s just something about the lemon + blueberries that I love. It’s awesome. Top that with the addition of more Sunflower Seed Butter Granola, and this bowl was off the charts.
Where Are All The Veggies?
You may or may not have noticed (some of you guys are quite observant!) that I haven’t been eating as many veggies as usual lately.
If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have seen me tweet last week about my lack of stomach pain; when I say lack of, I mean pretty much zero stomach pain.
You guys probably already know that tummy pain is typically a daily occurrence for me, but I’ve just sort of learned to deal with it. However, while I was away last week, I couldn’t help but notice that my usual pains were practically non-existent…along with my intake of veggies. I felt great! (Especially for eating a boatload of carbs & ice cream. )
The only veggies that made their way into my belly were in the form of a Mahi salad and some random carrot sticks or grilled zucchini here or there. That was it.
Usually, I’m downing a salad beast loaded with as many veggies as I can fit at least 2-3 times a week, on top of extra veggies to snack on.
What can I say…I like ‘em!
So with that being said, I’m now attempting to cut back a bit on them a bit. For the most part, I’ve still felt pretty good since I’m gotten back home, so we’ll see if it still makes any difference. I’ll still enjoy them, just in moderation, like everything else.
I guess maybe you CAN have too much of a good thing?
Questions for the Afternoon:
Do vegetables (or any other food groups) ever bother your stomach?
How many veggie servings (avg) do you try to get a day?