Trying new things
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Part of my October challenge is to try new, healthy foods or recipes every week. This is a big week for me, I am trying three.
I've got a slimmed down stew going in the slow cooker right now. It looks and smells pretty good and I'll be serving it with a salad instead of buttered biscuits. I hope DH likes it or, if he doesn't, I can find a simple change that will make it appeal to him more.
I bought Fiber One chewy bars. Oats and chocolate. I figured they would be a good alternative to a pop tart or cookies if I needed a quick hunger fix. The reality is that they are better saved for a weekend snack when I am less likely to make my fiber requirements for the day. During the week I eat sandwiches for lunch that I make on high fiber bread so adding another 9 grams of fiber to my day it putting me at risk for the mysterious "digestive distress" that the nutrition feedback page is going to warn me about tonight!
Chobani 0% greek yogurt. I have avoided yogurt for years because of dairy issues (I know, yogurt isn't supposed to cause those problems) and because all he low and non-fat yogurts had artificial sweeteners. Sorry, but that is not okay in my book. I'm pleased to report that the Chobani has no aspartame or methyl-ethyl chemical name sweetener at all. The fruit is sweetened with evaporated cane juice (which sounds an awful lot like sugar to me--but I'm okay with that) and tastes pretty darn good. I'm not quite ready to risk eating it at work (those "digestive issues" again) and I worry about the container exploding in my lunch bag (it happened when I was a kid and traumatized me! It's probably the real reason I haven't eaten yogurt in 30 years) so this too will remain an at home on weekends food for the time being.
I can't wait to see what I can try next week!