Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Favorite Dessert

I like peanuts and peanut butter, but my gallstones don't particularly agree with them. In fact, a few months ago, I ate some peanut butter and ended up very sick. I therefore haven't had peanut butter since then. I guess nuts in general can be problematic when you have gallstones.

I have been eating about a handful of almonds almost every day for the past few months without any problems. So I thought I should try some almond butter. And that's when I first met my new favorite food!

The best thing about this almond butter is the ingredient list: raw almonds and NOTHING else! And that's what it tastes like, and I love it. Even though the name says "creamy" it's quite chunky. Hubby liked it but thought it took a bit getting used to. He grew up on "fake" peanut butter, so this is quite a change...

I still won't go overboard with my consumption of almond butter as I fear there may be gallstone problems if I do. So far, these are my favorite ways of eating almond butter:

Almond butter on top of banana slices

Almond butter on top of some dark chocolate
Now, why don't we put the two together?

Questions: Do you like almond butter? If so, what's your favorite brand? And what's your favorite way of eating almond butter?

Be well,