If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have a huge sweet tooth. Almost all my snacks are on the sweeter side and dessert is a must almost everyday. After I had my daughter, those sweet cravings kicked in to high gear coupled with a never-ending hunger. Blame the hourly nursing sessions or my love for food, all I knew was I needed something sweet!
The Registered Dietitian side of me likes to look for healthy recipes that satisfy sweet cravings. I was so excited when I saw this recipe for healthy peanut butter cups by my fellow Dietitian Abbey from Abbey’s Kitchen. We all know and love the classic peanut butter cups that come in an orange wrapper but they pack in a lot of added sugar. Abbey blended together banana and peanut butter to skip out on any added sugar, which is pure genius in my books!
Over the past few months I have made so many variations of these peanut butter cups because they are THAT good. Recently, I got a little more adventurous and added chickpeas to the mix! Believe...
I will be starting a new series called "Simple Swaps". This blogging series will take a look at everyday products you may have in your kitchen and how you can make a "simple swap" to a healthier alternative. Making healthy changes doesn't have to be dramatic and overwhelming. By making ONE change in your kitchen at a time, you are:
more likely to make the change into a healthy habit (for life!)
more likely to feel in control of your change rather than feel like the changes you are making are controlling your life
more likely to feel motivated to make more healthy changes after you have successfully made one change
Most of the food products I will be featuring in "Simple Swaps" are items often disguised as healthy or a common staple in your pantry.
Today's item is the beloved: peanut butter.
We all love it. Whether it's smeared on a piece of toast paired with your favourite jelly or by the spoonful, peanut butter is an essential item...