Peanut Butter and Carrots September 05 2013
Hungry, but have no time to make anything? I love to just grab carrots and peanut butter because it's easy to make and sure fills me up quickly too!
You can bite on a whole carrot if you want, but sometimes I like to spend a little time to make my food pretty. It really brings more joy to see my food looking pretty. All I did was cut the carrots at a slant and scooped some peanut butter on a dish. Next is the fun part -- arrange the carrots in the peanut butter and it's ready to serve!
Carrot doesn't have starch so it's lower in carbohydrates. It offers manganese and potassium, and all sorts of vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, and K. What does all that mean? It means carrots are helpful for protecting your vision, reduce your risk of strokes, help kill germans in your mouth and protect your teeth. There's also a lot of fiber in carrots so be ready to put your teeth and jaw to work!
Peanut butter can help control blood sugar due to low gluten content. It also contains healthy oils, protein, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, B-complex. It can also help control blood sugar.
When it comes to picking out peanut butter, look for ones with only 1 ingredient: peanuts. Other kinds such as Classic American has a lot of sugar, salt and other oils added to it. I usually prefer to get things plain so I can control the amount of other ingredients if I were to add any in my peanut butter. Sometimes I just want to change up the flavors to make my food more exciting, you know what I mean?
2 scoops of peanut butter (I use the plain, 100% peanut)
a light sprinkle of sea salt (this is for taste, totally optional)