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Maple syrup and pecans equals no

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I decided to make a special breakfast today. I was okay with something more extravagant than cereal but we were away and not tracking for the past few days so I wanted to get back on track. I made a french toast recipe with tofu, 3/4 cup of maple syrup and 3/4 cup of pecans (per 2 servings). We ate it, it was good, and then I went to enter it into the recipe calculator. 900 calories and 40 grams of fat per serving!!!! Pecans are evil, and maple syrup is ridiculous! I can't believe how much I'm still learning. I may never eat a piece of pecan pie again.

Oh, and I was so proud of myself because I just wiped a bit of oil on the pan with paper towel for the cooking - ha!

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SKILILY34 9/27/2009 9:38PM

    So true! The sad irony is I went years without trying pecan pie because I didn't think I'd like it, then shortly after I found out how delicious it is, I found out how incredibly high in calories it is.

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CAROLYN1949 9/27/2009 9:29PM

    Go take a look at the grams of sugar per serving in that maple syrup. Equally horrible! A good thing to remember about nuts....use them sparingly, like 1-2 tablespoon per serving, and then watch your fat intake the rest of the day. Pecan pie? Surely you jest! Not only is that full of fat from the pecans, but it is loaded with butter and more sugar than anyone needs in a week. Yikes!

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