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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!
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    What a great idea to try new things every week. It keeps the diet interesting and the hubby interested. emoticon
    2024 days ago
    It's great to hear you're trying lots of new food challenges...AND to see you blogging! I love it ;)

    ...and the smoothie, I'm sure almonds would be delish roughly chopped, but how do you feel about walnuts...?

    aaaaanyway, good to hear from you and see you posting! Go You!
    2026 days ago
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