Saturated Fat Sunday

by HEAB on February 7, 2010

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I’m currently eating my breakfast and blogging at the same time since I have a massage therapy class from 8:30 to 5:30 today. It’s going to be a long one…my day, not my post. :)

Yesterday, the nut butter fairy paid me a visit:

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Justin’s Nut Butter sent me a jar of their classic almond butter as well as some squeeze packs of maple almond butter. I was super excited because I can’t get their jars of almond butter here in Nashville. Come to think of it, I don’t think My Whole Foods even carries the squeeze packets anymore. Thanks Justin! Also on my doorstep was a very thoughtful package from Miss VeggieGirl herself. Futters raw walnut and chocolate almond butters as well as some of their new Tortuzes ( chocolate caramel turtles). I have always wanted to try Futters Nut Butters. Thank you so much VeggieGirl!!!

Since it’s Pancake Sunday, I got up early so I could eat breakfast before class. So glad I did!

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I made a version of Katie’s Oatmeal Cookie Crepe Cakes. The bit of rolled oats gives these little cakes such a lovely chew factor. Into my batter went the following:

1 egg yolk

40 grams blanched almond flour

20 grams rolled oats

1 TBSP cocoa powder

stevia

cinnamon

1/4 cup seltzer water

1/4 tsp baking powder

3 whipped egg whites

For my dipping sauce, I combined 2 TBSP full fat whipped cream cheese with 1 TBSP Justin’s Classic Almond Butter and a little water to thin. Justin, I love your ingredient list of nothing but dry roasted almonds and organic palm fruit oil. The sauce was so delicious, and I used it to make Pancake Oreos. 😉

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I’ve mentioned it before, but I don’t fear saturated fats. In fact, ever since I’ve added more of it into my diet, I’ve seen nothing but improvements. My hair texture has improved, my skin is so much softer, I’ve dropped a few pounds, and my good cholesterol numbers went up. I was having coffee with a friend on Friday morning, and she requested full fat cream cheese for her bagel. I started gushing about my new found obsession for everything full fat, and she just said matter-of-factly, Oh, you mean how nature intended us to eat? I think she hit the nail on the head. Don’t you think our ancestors would be laughing at us skimming the fat off everything, usually replacing it with sugar or salt. So silly my friends. Again, our bodies need fat. Yes, there are some “bad” fats out there. We definitely need to stay away from trans fats, but if you eat the way nature intended you to eat, you shouldn’t have a problem avoiding them since trans fats are found in packaged foods. I’m also not a huge fan of vegetable and some seed oils. You can read why here. I challenge all of you to add more fat into your diet. Eat the egg yolk. Add unrefined coconut oil to your next smoothie. Stir-fry your vegetables in butter or ghee, and take notice at the changes in your body. I think you may be surprised.

So, what about you? Is fat your friend or foe?

I’ll be in class all day, and I’m hoping to make it home just in time for Super Bowl Festivities. So, I’ll be away from computer all day. See you guys tomorrow and HAPPY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but Go Colts!