Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sweetener & Snack

After cutting out all sweetener & a lot of sugar from my diet for two weeks, I didn't think it would make a difference - but it did!!! I usually put a packet or two of Splenda in my tea, and used to drink Diet sodas and flavored waters that use Aspartame (I KNOW! It's sooo bad)...  this week, we can start incorporating sweetener back in - so I had some flavored waters I got at Wal-Mart... BLECH!!!!  TOO SWEET. I literally cannot drink it! Weird right?! And after only 2 weeks without. 

Also - an excellent snack right now:
Food for Life Rice Tortilla
Red Pepper Hummus Spread
3 slices smoked turkey

SO GOOD -- and health friendly. FYI -- I find it best to buy the tortillas frozen, then let them defrost outside of the fridge for a few hours - then place them in the fridge. Weird right? But it seems to work - the tortillas aren't breaking at all.

ps - sorry for the blackberry pics - but I wanted to share ;)


Jenny said...

I need to do a sugar detox!!! Sorry I didn't have any leftover whoopies, I'll definitely make sure you get one next time. Thanks for the tip on the wraps, I will definitely try that!

Anonymous said...

Great to find another GF blogger :) HOORAY!!!
-Erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose

Marlow said...

Sugars have been giving me headaches lately! And I SO have to get off the diet soda. Ugh. Have you ever tried La Croix waters? There's no sweeteners, just natural fruit flavoring. They're bubbly like soda but refreshing because it's water.

Stacey said...

Thanks for the tips on the rice tortillas. I tried them and had a bad experience but with tricks like this I'll have to give them another try.

Allie said...

yeah - the wraps are tricky. I think it's the moisture from being frozen that helps keep them together -- but they don't keep for that long!

make sure to lock the moisture in, no openings in the bag.... and they definitely won't stay this way for more than a week.

I ate my last one yesterday and it was starting to crack a bit.