Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I just tried a new tasty snack that I am hoping will hold me over for a good while. I seem to be hungry all the time even with fiber and protein in abundance in my diet. I'm trying to eat only when hungry and stop when satisfied. As well as counting my calories so I don't just eat myself into oblivion.
As I said, I seem to be hungry all the time and I'm always drinking water to see if it's thirst. Sometimes that works. But this time I figured it must be something lacking in my diet today, so I thought a healthy fat might do the trick.
I thought carefully about what I had in the house that would work. I thought of nuts, but I wouldn't get to eat very many since the calories really add up fast.
Then I had an idea.
I mixed 1/2 cup unsweetened greek yogurt (FAGE is nice and thick) with one measured tablespoon of Peanut Butter! Tasted it and it needed sweetener (I have a sweet tooth) One packet of Truvia did the trick. It was so good! It gave me the yum of peanut butter, but made the flavor last longer because it was spread through the yogurt. I might even add cocoa powder sometimes.
Now I just have to see if it holds me for a while! Maybe adding more peanut butter next time would be even better. This way it had 15 grams of protein and 150 calories. Calcium, too!
Try it, it's YUM!