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WIAW: almond butter

“You’ve got a lot of problems for being so healthy!” -Matty B, in reference to my surprising number of health ailments.

And he’s right.

The latest in my long list of problems?

High cholesterol. Are you kidding me? When my doctor shared this fact with me, along with an accompanying list of things I could do to lower my cholesterol (plant based diet, daily exercise, etc.) I actually laughed.

But there’s some good news.

Almond butter. Specifically, 5 Health Benefits of Almond Butter.

The number one health benefit of almond butter is that it is good for the heart. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are the type of fats that reduce levels of cholesterol. Thank goodness!

I didn’t even realize that my almond butter obsession was good for me. Because it truly is an obsession. What else would explain an unintentional serving at every meal? Not planned. Just wanted it.

Breakfast: Steel cut oats, 1/2 banana, almond butter.

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I think I should get extra points for steel cut oats.

Lunch: I was feeling snacky. Also, I was crazy busy. Crudités with hummus, an apple with almond butter and an unpictured yogurt.

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I should get extra points for red bell pepper.

Snack: Sweet potato #1

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I should get extra points for not eating the whole bag.

Dinner: Sweet potato #2, with broccoli and Gardein chicken strips. And yes, that is almond butter on my sweet potato. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.

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I should get extra points for eating broccoli

Snack: Chai tea made with soy milk (and apparently a sippy cup/apple juice chaser.)

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I should get extra points for working late…

What about you? Is there a specific food that you tend to become obsessed with?

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3 responses »

  1. Almond butter, yes! I’m firmly convinced it’s one of these foods that taste great with everything. Or at least I can’t think of any combination that wouldn’t sound appealing. If I don’t have it as part of a meal I’m sure to sneak a spoonful as a snack soon after. And then the people at the store look at me in astonishment when I buy jar after jar of the hugest ones available. They clearly haven’t tried it themselves yet.
    So yes, I’m obsessed with almond butter. And chickpeas. Always chickpeas. Also good with almond butter.

    Reply
    • Have you ever done one of those “sweet” hummus recipes? Like, chickpeas and almond butter and maple syrup? It’s supposed to taste like cookie dough…I’m not convinced…

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      • I did indeed and sorry but no: it’s just not cookie dough. Nice try, recipe inventors, but I’d rather eat straight up almond butter and maple syrup saving the chickpeas for a savoury dish ;).

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