Tuesday, November 13, 2012
One of my healthy eating goals is to eat more whole grains. A good goal, right?
So, I've been going to various co-ops, health food stores, and speciality groceries to find lots of different kinds of whole grains to try. A good plan, right?
I read about amaranth and decided to try it. I made some for dinner and although it came out differently than I thought it would, it was very tasty. A good thing, right?
I've been on Weight Watchers for a few months now successfully and I track pretty consistently. I couldn't find amaranth in the pocket guide so I figured it would be like most of the other grains. Right?
Amaranth might be a whole grain and is healthy and is gluten free BUT it is really high in fat and doesn't have as much fiber or protein as some other grains so is 19 WW points per serving.
19 points!!! My whole day is only 26 points. Amaranth was a big mistake. I've learned that I have to follow up my good intentions with some research to get all the facts.