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When I got my last haircut, the hair stylist and I talked about our favorite candy. It turned out to be one of the few things we have in common.
For both of us Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are our guilty pleasure. The combination of chocolate and peanuts is irresistible.
Many people share our preference. The Snickers bar is the biggest selling candy bar, and Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is number two, according to AskMen.com .
I almost completely stopped eating any candy when I took my diabetes seriously- too much sugar.
That’s why I was so excited to read in an article in diabetes magazine a few month’s ago that there is now a sugar-free version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . But I looked in vain for it.
Yesterday I finally found my favorite candy in my local drugstore. The first thing I noticed is that the label says it is low glycemic and has 5 grams of fiber.
The second thing I noticed was that somehow one of the cups was in my mouth. It tasted great – every bit as goo...
I am 35,000 feet in the air, headed back from Kansas, where yesterday I delivered two talks and participated on a panel at the DBSA Kansas State Conference. The talks went over very well, but as usual I was at my best interacting with my audience during Q and A time. On two separate occasions, the issue of creativity came up. This may have been prompted by various references in my talk to being “peanut butter people” in a world governed by tofu. Any discussion on creativity, of course, involves the obligatory list of stellar achievers with mental illness: Van Gogh, Newton, Michelangelo, Churchill, Lincoln, the ubiquitous and highly prolific Anonymous, and on and on and on. And, of course, the person who discovered fire. No question about it, I said. You had to be crazy to run outside into a burning forest and bring back a flaming piece of tree to your cave. Think about it, I said, summing up the accomplishments of those with our diagnosis. We give humanity the gift of civiliza...
Reflux Friendly Cooking
Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!
Peanut Butter Rice Bars
This time of year, I am always looking for reflux friendly ideas for my son’s lunch box. These treats are low-acid, gluten free, and make a great addition to any lunch box.
3 cups brown rice cereal
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts (your choice)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup agave nectar or honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Line an 8x8 inch pan with plastic wrap, overlapping the sides with enough to fold over and cover the top of the pan completely. Spray the wrap wit...
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