Went to the local market today and got myself some eggs from local free range chickens and some local grass fed beef. I also got some apples and a large leek from a nearby farm, and some local honey for the kids. I was eyeballing the sweet potatoes and acorn squash, but decided to wait. I am still going to try and delay Transition another week or two. I've been eating on plan today and will probably have some of those eggs for dinner, along with the leek sauteed with fresh asparagus (just like I used to make!)
I've been looking at the foods in my cabinet and trying to decide on each one whether it still should have a place in my diet (or my kids'). I am reading labels and making decisions, trying to stay away from chemicals and junk. I am undecided about PB2, though. It's basically dehydrated, defatted peanuts and says it is "all natural, no additives." I like it because it is SO much lower calorie/fat than regular peanut butter (2 Tbsp has 45 calories versus 180 calories for peanut butter!) and it has a good flavor. I put it in shakes and on pancakes and in hot cocoa. The ingredients are roasted peanuts, salt, and sugar (and chocolate in the chocolate version). There's only 1 gram of sugar in 2 Tbsp so that's not really significant. But is it better to ditch something "processed" like this, even if there are no additives, and stick with actual peanuts or natural peanut butter? I'm not sure. If calories are an issue, PB2 may be better. But peanuts contain healthy fat. What do you think? Does something like PB2 have a place in a "whole foods" type of approach?
2 days ago