Healthy Treats (Reposted)

Jun
2013
23

posted by on Food & Cooking

or my Lyme diet I typically try to avoid sugars other than those that are naturally in fruit, and even those I limit. However there are a couple cases where I make exceptions out of convenience or for a treat.

Izze

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If you’ve not heard of Izze it is a sparkling juice, made with only a few natural and healthy ingredients and no added sugar. To me Izze tastes like the ultimate soda. It is higher in sugar than what I usually eat, but a large apple has about 23 grams of sugar and this does not have much more. I also never have any negative affects after drinking it so I feel it’s fine. I’ve tried both the sparkling peach and clementine and have loved both. Recently I was able to pick and eat a few fresh and juicy blackberries which is making me want to try the sparkling blackberry flavor soon. If you want to find Izze near you click here, or you can buy them on Amazon

 

Uber Bars

Uber bars are made by the same company as Larabars. I tend to avoid Larabars because they have more sugar than I want to use on an energy bar, I would rather have fruit or an Izze, however Uber bars have more than half the sugars as Larabars. Uber bars do have honey, which I typically avoid as well as any other non-fruit sugars but I think in moderation it’s alright occasionally. So far I’ve only tried the Bananas Foster, but it tasted amazing and is a wonderful treat! I’m hoping to try the Coconut Macaroon flavor soon. You can buy Uber Bars in bulk on Amazon.

 

Pei Wei’s Vietnamese Rolls

These amazing rolls from Pei Wei were simply amazing! They are filled with chicken, veggies, rice noodles, and peanuts. I always eat mine with the sweet chili dipping sauce, which must have some sugar in it but I figure it’s not that much compared to fruit. Be warned though, the sweet chili dipping sauce is actually spicy, but really good! My mom does not tend to like anything spicy but whenever we go to Pei Wei we get these rolls and end up putting a lot of the sweet chili sauce on our rolls because it just tastes so good, but the our mouths feel like they are on fire. It is worth it though, these things are filled with so much good Asian flavor that I highly recommend them. One order is large enough for a meal, however my mom and I tend to split it and eat it as either an appetizer or snack.

All three of these things I would highly recommend if they are within your diet limitations. They always make me really happy and I look forward to them every time I know I’m going to get one. What are some of your favorite healthy treats?

 

Reposted from my blog, Lavender and Honey.

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