Snacks: a small amount of food, usually eaten between meals. I work 11 hour days, with large blocks of time in between meals. When my blood sugar starts to drop, things happen. Terrible things. Well…..not really that terrible, but in my experience difficult or stressful situations become less easy to manage when you’re hungry. I wonder how many of the world’s most famous mistakes happened because someone was hungry. Don’t let that be you. Get a snack. A good snack is filling, quick to eat, and hopefully not too unhealthy for you. Peanut Butter Energy Bites are what you need. Peanut butter is high in protein and will keep your spirits high until meal time rolls around. The consistency of these energy bites are perfect for those with trouble chewing. If it was me though, I’d make sure to have a glass of milk nearby.
Peanut Butter Energy Bites are soft, moist, and contain multiple soft textures. Any dense ingredients have been prepared so that there are no pieces larger than ¼ inch (or 6mm). Level 2 foods are soft enough that, with minimal effort, they can be easily formed into swallowable-sized portions.
One serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons) contain 16 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein, only containing 6 grams of carbohydrates. This means it is a low in carbs but high in energy. It is a great denture friendly food for those with diabetes because it has a very low glycemic index, eating it does not drastically increase blood sugar levels.
There are a lot of food processors out there, good ones, bad ones, big ones, small ones. After looking at all the food processor product reviews I got a Cuisinart, the 14 cup one. I have loved it. It is easy to clean, easy and safe to use, and I have been really happy with the variety of tasks it can do. You can find it HERE.