Tuesday, January 5, 2010

fun food find

i've purchased flatout bread before for wraps, but wasn't totally crazy about it. it was impressive nutritionally but a little dry for me. BUT...i'm really excited about the crisps they just came out with!

(odd picture but all i could find online)
i don't love serving my family anything processed and out of a bag or box, and there are definitely more ingredients than i like to see on a label, but for weeks you don't have time to make your own bread and chop fruits and veggies all day (wouldn't that life be lovely?) they're a really good alternative to crackers because each serving has 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein (and i think about 130 calories). i've only tried the multigrain and four cheese, but both were really good. i've served them with hummus and cheese, and i even put them on my sandwich today (i'm still 6 and like chips on my sandwich). brett and k and b all love them too. it's a great time to try them because publix has them on sale buy one get one free this week (remember though that publix's sales run thursday to wednesday, so the sale will be off after tomorrow. also remember that you don't have to buy 2...you can get one and it will ring up half price if you are afraid of buying them and not liking them. pretty sure that won't happen though). you can find them in the bakery.
since i have to have something sweet every afternoon, i came up with this little treat today, and it was the perfect mix of sweet and salty (plus a good balance of carbs, fat, and protein). i usually end up eating chocolate or ice cream or whatever i can find when i feel like i'm gonna die if i don't have something sweet, then crash 30 minutes later when my blood sugar swings. this was satisfying because the sugar is balanced by fat, protein, and fiber (not claiming marshmallows as healthy, but you can get by with a really small portion of sugar here)...
spread the multigrain crisps with natural peanut butter, then top with either mini marshmallows or thinly sliced big marshmallows (that's all i had). so yummy! i'm thinking tonight we'll roast marshmallows in our fireplace and make semi-healthy smores, replacing the chocolate with peanut butter.
hope your new year is off to a great start!

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