A few weeks ago I made myself praline butter. It was so delicious and incredible that it kicked off my new obsessive trend: homemade nut butters.
These are super easy, super yummy, in some cases cheaper than buying them at the store, and in many cases quite a bit healthier. Also, there are way more possibilities for variety if you’re making these at home than if you just buy what they carry in stores.
Do you have a food processor (or maybe even a blender)? Good! Do you have nuts? Great! That’s all you need to get started making your own nut butters.
Ok, so I have been meaning to make these for AGES and have just now finally gotten around to it. I felt it fit into the Superbowl snack theme that I was going with yesterday. (Bonus snack idea: I mixed 1/8 cup [20g] of raisins into 2 tbsp [32g] of natural honey roasted peanut butter and it was a phenomenal decision; 250 calories of very filling yumminess.)
But back to the pretzels. These pretzel bites are whole wheat, delicious, easy to make, and most importantly, stuffed with cheese. I made them in a very small batch – only six of them – but it’d be easy to multiply the recipe and make more. For all six, it was 275 calories. That may seem like a lot of calories for a snack, but nearly all of them come from the flour and, like the peanut butter/raisin combo, these babies will keep you satisfied.
I originally intended to write a post about nutrition today, but then I made this amazing creation for dinner last night and it was so delicious that I felt it would be a crime against humanity not to share it, so here it is. Nutrition will have to wait until Friday.
This was honestly one of those most amazing things I have ever cooked. I ate everything you see in that picture above and as soon as I finished it I was both stuffed and disappointed that I couldn’t eat more. If I’d had another avocado I probably would have made more. AND it only took like twenty minutes to make, start to finish. PLUS for one of the chicken breasts you see in that picture it’s only about 300 calories. Amazing.