Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Our $25 brownie experiment

Twinkle Toes has been learning about healthy eating this year for science using the book Nutrition 101:  Choose Life.  It's been a learning experience for all of us.  Yesterday she made some super healthy, super expensive bar cookies.  They called for organic carob chips, organic raw almond butter, and blue agave nectar.  I had to make a trip to Natural Grocers just to get the ingredients.  It called for an entire 16 oz jar of almond butter!  The verdict?  Not bad as far as taste, but my wallet took a hit.  Was it worth it?  Let's just say we won't be making them for our church fellowship this Sunday.  Maybe we can save up and make them again next month : ).  This healthy eating sure is a lot of trouble!  Are sugar and chocolate really that bad?  On second thought, don't answer that.  Ignorance is bliss.

1 comment:

  1. hahahah I love your last comment! When it comes to eating healthy I am passionate. however I myself am not always consistent :(
    If I were to give one advice to anyone trying to change things about what we feed our families, I always say the most important things to go organic/natural on are MILK (and most dairy products like butter), EGGS, WHEAT, SOY (or eating no soy would be even better sometimes)CORN, and all produce. Things like brownies......ummm just go with the good stuff. just my 2 cents :)



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