Other things I am using a lot in my breakfasts and snacks are peanut butter and cinnamon. I hear you think, peanut butter and healthy? Yes, it is. No, the ones with a lot of sugar in it aren’t, but if you skip the Skippy peanut butter and go for a all natural one it is. In some supermarkets and otherwise I think in all organic shops you can find 100% peanut butter (or one with just a bit added salt). Yes, it is high in calories so eating a hole jar won’t do no good but if you stick to 1 or 2 tablespoons a day it does. And yes, it’s like all nuts high in fat, but it mostly got the good (unsaturated) fat, the type your body needs and not the one that turns into body fat directly. And peanut butter is packed with protein and is also high in fiber what keeps you feeling full for longer, what helps to keep your hands of the real unhealthy stuff. And according to be it is just really tasty. I love adding it to my oatmeal, pancakes, fruit snacks, sweet potatoes and it’s even good with baby carrots.
But my most used ingredient is definitely cinnamon. First of all just because I like it. It just makes everything taste better and less boring if you ask me. I love it on fruit, yogurt, oatmeal and I even put it in my coffee. But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon. It’s rich in iron, calcium and fiber and it can lower bad cholesterol. It also lowers blood sugar levels so it helps to prevent the increased storage of fat. And they say it delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine what makes you feel full longer. I’ve always liked cinnamon flavored coffee but putting some cinnamon in your next cup instead of sugar even makes more sense now.