You Know You Love It
Okay, so I’m like DYING to try peanut flour! But there aren’t any Trader Joe’s in Florida and I’m too cheap to order online.
For the time being, my homemade peanut
flour meal will have to do!
I blended roasted peanuts until fine but still a little chunky. If I had blended any longer, I would have had the beginnings of peanut butter!
Peanut flour is made from pressing the oil out of the peanuts then pulsing them. So my peanut meal is more oily and chunkier than peanut flour. But, really, how different could they be?
Sadly, it was extremely moist, even after baking for 10 minutes longer than called for. I’m guessing from the peanut meal.
And I used a little stevia, but I wished I had used some honey to sweeten it up, I’m starting to not love stevia that much. It was a very weird-sweet flavor.
So the cake wasn’t that great, it’s entirely my fault (not yours, Carrie!), but that didn’t keep me from eating the whole thing! haha
And this morning for breakfast I could not get a peanut butter dark chocolate waffle off my mind. So this happened.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Waffle For One
2 T. whole wheat flour
2 T. + 1 t. oatbran, oats or flour
1/2 t. + 1/8 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
2 T. cocoa powder
2 T. peanut meal
1/3 cup water
a little stevia
A delicious dark chocolate peanut butter waffle, topped with frozen banana slices and sprinkled with more peanut meal.
The cold sweetness of the frozen bananas is just pure delightful on top of the warm waffle! I’ve also been putting frozen banana slices on warm oatmeal! I got that idea from Julie.
The above oatmeal was just 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 T. chia seeds and 1 T. cocoa powder soaked overnight. No sweetener needed, because in the morning I topped with frozen banana slices, sooooo gooood.
I made up some curried tuna salad from The Nutrition Diva’s Book that I was sent to review.
I’ve been trying to use up all the collard greens I bought a while ago. They’re going bad in the fridge and I’ve only used them twice!
My collard green wraps turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself! The only problem was the curried tuna wasn’t all that great. Me and my mom both weren’t really fans of it, kinda weird tasting. But I am hopeful for some of the other recipes in the book!
I couldn’t think of anything else to do with my peanut meal,
so I whirred up some fabulous homemade peanut butter with the rest of my peanut meal, peanuts and a little handful of almonds. And I got some delicious, drippy peanut butter….yumm.
The other day I could not get the cinnamon-raisin combo out of my head, so I had to make some oatmeal!
Delicious raisins in every bite…Me and mom both agreed that this was the best oatmeal I’ve ever made. And the butter on top was a great addition, I’m not scared of butter any more!
One of my favorite snacks right now is cottage cheese and frozen blueberries.
Such an amazing combo.
Another favorite snack lately are these Perfect Foods Bars I was sent to review.
This is the Almond Butter flavor. Tastes like cookie dough, not even kidding! And trust me, I know cookie dough.
Basically, the Perfect Foods Bars are made with a base of peanut or almond butter and honey mixed with a bunch of super whole food powders including spinach, orange, lemon, tomato, red bell pepper, apple, cherry, celery and lots more! It’s amazing because you can’t even taste them!
I eat 4 times a day and 300+ calories every time I eat. The bars are a perfect 4 o’ clock snack for me clocking in at about 300 calories, 18g protein, fat and lots of vitamins and nutrients to tide me over until dinner.
I was really wary to try this SoyJoy bar.
It really didn’t appeal to me. I mean, a bar made with mostly ground whole soybeans? It sounded kinda gross.
But I was wrong. Totally totally wrong. It tasted amazing, just like banana bread! And it wasn’t hard or stiff, like I thought it would be! Loved it! And it’s made with these whole foods: ground whole soybeans, raisins, dried banana, butter, sugar, egg, dried pineapple, dried coconut
I’m so glad I ended up trying it!
Please note, that I don’t take photos of everything I eat, only the fun stuff! And what you see on my blog isn’t necessarily all my diet consists of, I promise I don’t eat chocolate waffles and bars all day!
What’s your favorite snack? How many times a day do you eat?