Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Jorge Cruise recommends lots of nuts on his plan, but I have a peanut allergy that hasn't been specifically diagnosed. Some other nuts trigger it too, so I have to be careful. Funny thing is that I asked to be tested by my Dr and she recommended that I just try all the nuts and note my reaction. I breakout in a rash on my chest and get cystic acne on my face. Soooooo I don't really want to do much testing! Its really ugly! The good thing about the allergy? It keeps me away from my favorite candy; Butterfinger, Snickers and Peanut M&Ms.
Sunflower seeds have a really great S/C Value of 0/1 with 0 grams Sugar/5 grams Carbs and 1 gram of Fiber for a 1/4 Cup. They are inexpensive too. I get the hulled bag of Roasted & Unsalted at Trader Joes for $1.29. Most stores carry them, even big chain grocery stores and gas stations. Which make them perfect to grab on the road. At first I preferred the Salted variety, of course who wouldn't! But I weened myself off those and get the Unsalted now.
My 8 yr old son and Husband really like them too, so that is always a plus. I packed them in my carry on for vacation and had them on the plane and took them to the beach everyday. They were perfect for between meals! I will totally be taking these on my roadtrip to "meet Jorge" too. While I do sometimes measure out a whole 1/4 Cup, more often then not, my Husband and I stand in the kitchen and pour little bits into our hands and snack. Sometimes we sprinkle them on top of a salad, but mostly we eat them by the handful.
What is your favorite low sugar snack?