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I am sweet enough!

Monday, October 14, 2013

I just finished making another batch of granola, my favorite morning snack. I eat it on plain yogurt with some cinnamon and blackberries.
Years ago, this snack would not have been sweet enough. I would have needed something to sweeten it up. I have changed. I am learning to take time to taste my food and enjoy it. I am learning to enjoy flavors and textures. Not everything has to be sweet. There is a natural sweetness that God put in some foods. I am learning to taste these flavors- berries do not need any sugar. They are sweet enough.
Come to think of it, I donít need extra sugar- I am sweet enough too!
Find the true beauty and sweetness on the path of each day!

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SMART4ANDREY 10/19/2013 5:14AM

    You are right.
And I would add that even while you eat most food its taste changes, it's basic chemistry, but it does.
So when you not shoving food in your mouth washing it down with pop you find much more taste, you find aftertaste too ... it's a whole new experience.

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DS9KIE 10/16/2013 1:40PM

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JAZZEJR 10/16/2013 8:39AM

    Yes you are! emoticon

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PGHP31CK 10/15/2013 11:09AM

    Awesome!

In the last few weeks, I've made (for the first time ever) pumpkin butter and apple butter sweetened only with apple cider -- no sugar. Two years ago, I'd've heaped in the brown sugar. You're right -- It's so good just the way it is!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/14/2013 11:27PM

    Great Blog!!!!

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68ANNE 10/14/2013 9:42PM

    I love it!

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GRAMMYEAC 10/14/2013 8:49PM

    Fresh fruits do provide all the sweetness I need for my breakfast and lunches. Getting used to the natural sweetness of fresh fruit took a little practice, but now I have no craving for sweetened foods.

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MJ7DM33 10/14/2013 5:48PM

  Thx!

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LIVEDAILY 10/14/2013 4:01PM

    There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to reclaiming your taste buds! Would you be willing to share your granola recipe?? I would love to find one that I could make and control the level of sweetness in it.

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MADAMES 10/14/2013 3:19PM

    Great blog! We really CAN develop tastes for healthier foods. Thank you!

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SWEETNEEY 10/14/2013 11:48AM

    I'm working on my salt and sugar. I think my salt efforts is going much better than my sugar effort.

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JSTETSER 10/14/2013 10:36AM

    Thanks for your support. Changing takes time and discipline.

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CINDYTW 10/14/2013 10:13AM

  If you stop eating sugar at all for a while you come to not need it and then after a while I got to the point I don't LIKE it. I find most sweet treats too sweet now, and threw out a cup of coffee with the caramel creamer I used to like.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 10/14/2013 9:56AM

    Good for you! :)

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KAYOTIC 10/14/2013 9:51AM

    emoticon Berries are definitely sweet enough! And I love my morning granola with kefir or yogurt...and berries of any kind! Lately it's been pears, since they are coming in season.

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/14/2013 9:44AM

    Ahh, you ARE sweet! I know what you mean about things being sweet enough. Milk on cereal is sweet enough. Especially fruit is sweet enough!

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JACKIE542 10/14/2013 9:43AM

    I agree, I don't need to add sugar to most things anymore. Good to enjoy the natural flavors. emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 10/14/2013 9:14AM

    I have to be careful of salt as well. And you ARE sweet enough! emoticon

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WILSONWR 10/14/2013 9:09AM

    Great blog - my tastes have also changed since eating healthier. But I do have to watch the ice cream - that is my weakness....

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NUTRON3 10/14/2013 8:37AM

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1CRAZYDOG 10/14/2013 8:29AM

    Good job recognizing how your tastes have changed. They really do! And you're right. . . you ARE sweet! HUGS

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JIBBIE49 10/14/2013 8:26AM

    I bought two boxes of NuNatural Stevia at the health food store on Saturday, so I am FINALLY back to having NO sugar. I love this brand of Stevia as it is NOT bitter. (I have the Gene for tasting bitter, thus I dislike coffee & dark chocolate, that others rave about.)

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SANDRALEET 10/14/2013 7:48AM

    Plain and all kinds of food is Good eat a large verity not just one food grope

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MSLZZY 10/14/2013 6:59AM

    emoticon Someone as sweet as you doesn't need sugar. HUGS!

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IOEINC 10/14/2013 6:45AM

    I used to have a granola company about 10 years ago. We used to go to a lot of farmers' markets and festivals. I went through the whole process of even obtaining the state seal of approval for making it. I had unusual flavors like banana pudding, chocolate biscotti, amaretto, cappuccino. All in all I had 40 flavors that I rotated 6 different flavors each week. I even made a few with agave because it had a lower glycemic index. The agave ones also sold out first. I did not use a lot of sweetner either and all of my ingredients were all natural. I gave it up primarily because I was working long hours 7 days a week to make it and then take it to the farmers' markets. Right before I stopped Whole Foods expressed an interest in taking it for regional sales and at that point I had never calculated how much it cost me to make it. I did not want to compromise my ingredients and could not sell at a reasonable wholesale price to make any money. But I did enjoy the farmers' markets and talking to my customers (and I had many repeat customers). It was a fun time but so labor intensive!! And the funny thing is that I could never eat it, not even taste it. I guess because I was making it all the time!!! And I still can't eat granola today!! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/14/2013 6:40AM

    I still struggle with wanting the sugar but there are a lot of things I've learned to love in their natural state too.

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PMRUNNER 10/14/2013 6:20AM

    Good for you!

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NASFKAB 10/14/2013 6:01AM

  lovely way to put it we are sweet enough no need for extra sugar

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CANADIANFROG09 10/14/2013 6:00AM

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