Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Goodbye Peanut Butter

I have a problem, a Peanut Butter problem! I love it. By the spoonful, by the knife-full, by the finger-full...I can easily go a long time without it when I am prepping for a competition, but when I'm not....we have daily encounters and they really need to stop.

I am also playing with my diet and need to incorporate good fats, so have to get rid of the stuff that isn't so good. Peanut Butter is not a nut, it is a legume and...well long story.

I know I had to give it up at some time. Sakura said to try Sun Butter (sun flower seeds). I did and that was that. It tasted like...sunflower seeds! So, eating Sun Butter would cure my habit, because it just doesn't do much for me.

Roy said to buy cashew butter. They had a few and some had oil and sugar, I want just ground nuts and I found it in this brand, Atisana, but boy was it expensive! I didn't open it for several weeks and the other day...I succumbed.

Below is my face after eating a small spoonful of cashew butter. I have found my new addiction. 

If you have never tried cashew butter, you will become addicted as soon as you do. The richness and the mouthfeel is out of this world. And I can only imagine what dark chocolate will taste like dipped into it (I'm out at the moment, ate it all with my peanut butter!)

Today, I found that my local Whole Foods now sells it is the bulk section, and you can grind it fresh, only the amount you want and it's cheaper than this jar.

Now I have another habit I need to break. I guess the only way to stop is to make sure I am going on a competition diet!