Friday, February 25, 2011

Food Post

I am not one to usually say anything or talk about brands when it comes to products. But, I am going to make an exception this time. I have found some amazing stuff that I believe will be helpful to my VLCAD friends and well anyone looking for loq fat snack or food options. It is always exciting to find a snack that is within Landon's calorie to fat ratio set for by his metabolic nutritionist (1 gram of fat per 50 calories), but it's even more exciting to find ones that have ZERO fat!

I was wondering through Sam's last night with my mom looking for snack options for Landon that he could have on a regular basis (not an easy task, let me tell you...or usually a cheap one). But, we stopped at these pretzel chip/cracker things. When I checked the fat on the backit was ZERO, I was so excited. Not only does Landon LOVE pretzels, but they are usually really hard to find within his fat ratio. These pretzels have 0 fat and only 110 calories. I literally did a small happy dance in the middle of aisle at Sam's. So, i took a picture so you could all see them and hopefully find them near you. I have only seen them at Sam's, but they may be else where and I just haven't noticed.

I know most fat free foods  have no taste, but I always taste things when I give them to Landon. That way if he doesn't like them I will know why, and also just out of curiosity. I am not a pretzel eater by any means, but even I can't put these suckers down...they are really that good. I think with a little cheese (we will probably use laughing cow, and just a small amount) they would be even better!

My other food rave of the day is powdered peanut butter. I have searched high and low for this stuff and wasn't able to find it. My dad and I wandered into this little store right by his office a week or so ago. They had a sign all lit up that said they sold fat free foods (I was skeptical, but figured why not?). They had salad dressings and what not (things Landon clearly is not interested in yet, but could be used for marinades down the road), and when I was asking about their pastries (it's apparently a bakery too but only gluten free, not fat free...urgh), I saw on the counter the powdered peanut butter. My dad thought i was nuts that I was so excited over something so odd...but I quickly educated him on the facts. Powdered peanut butter has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter. This kind (see pic below) has 1.5 grams of fat and only 45 calories, clearly within Landon's ratio!! Regular peanut butter has 16 grams of fat and 190 calories, NOT in our ratio of acceptable foods. The store also had it in powdered peanut butter with a little bit of chocolate, which sounds yummy and I may get next time for him...but at $8 a container I couldn't justify it until we needed more.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! I found a peanut butter at Trader Joe's that is made from powdered PB. I'm going to check with our dietician to see if it will work for Klaw. It's called Better 'n Peanut Butter (or something similar).