Nut Butter Love

by HEAB on November 25, 2009

This morning, I made Katie’s Lazy-Girl Quiche, but I used eggs…and added chicken. So, vegan? Definitely not. However, that means that both vegans as well as non-vegans should click here for the recipe, and while you’re at it, click here and here for some more amazing Katie creations. :)


Vegan or not, let’s be honest. The quiche was simply a vehicle for more of my new favorite condiment. Click here for Carolyn’s (brilliant) Chipotle Almond Butter recipe.

OK, so I’d like to address my nut butter consumption. Yes, I eat a lot of nut butter, and I often receive emails asking me how I can eat so much and maintain my weight. First off, most of the food I eat is fairly low in calories – lots of veggies, proteins, and some whole grains. If I didn’t eat nut butter, I probably would not be taking in enough calories. CD laughs at me because it’s the one food I NEVER fear. I do measure out some of my eats like grains and cereals, and I won’t lie, I always count out my tortilla chips (Don’t laugh. I KNOW I’m not alone on this one.). However, I never measure my nut butters. Why? Because I know my body needs the fat and calories. I also know what it feels like not to get enough, and I never want to feel like that again. I’m not saying everyone should mindlessly eat from the almond butter jar as nut butter is a very calorically dense food. However, if you’re constantly in a bad mood, feeling lethargic, freezing all the time, having trouble growing out your dry brittle hair, experiencing cracked chapped skin, skipping your cycle…try adding some more fat to your diet my friends. I think your body is asking for it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow. CD, my family, and I are attending our annual pot-luck at a friend’s house. Not sure what my posting schedule will be over the holiday, but I’ll be around. :)

Enjoy your turkey, tofurkey, or perhaps a little raw walnut stuffing? More importantly, enjoy the day with your friends and family. Give thanks. Be thankful. :)

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