[su_heading] Recipe Craft & Photos by: Jason Sani of www.ActiveMB.com[/su_heading]
♥ First I just want to note that this blog was deemed to be one of my most popular due to the 60+ comments and 3k + views but when I switched to the Disqus commenting system, it wiped all of those comments out. I’m so sorry to those who made said such supporting words as a response! ♥
[su_dropcap]I[/su_dropcap]Its OK to crave chocolate and to succumb to it every now and then. We are human after all, live a little bit! There’s too much stress on ourselves for staying on track, not caving into cravings, etc; and while it’s important to have self-discipline, It will not hurt us to treat ourselves.
A healthier alternative to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – which by the way who doesn’t love? We thank Jason, licensed Culinary Nutritionist from Active | Mind +Body (ActiveMB.com) for brewing up such a tasty treat for everyone! (Recipe down below)
[su_dropcap]Y[/su_dropcap]Yes, we have all seen the significant amounts of new “butters” on the market, it seems like the days of peanut butter are limited! However, Almond and Peanut butter share incredibly close amounts of nutritional value, but almond butter seems to take the lead by containing more Vitamin E, Iron, and Magnesium.
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[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]As always, it’s important to choose non-processed, nonGMO, no preservative or additives (Organic if possible) Almond Butter for optimal nutritional value. Unfortunately and ironically peanuts are not actually nuts, they are legumes.
Which is an unapproved food source if you’re on a Paleo Diet. Almonds are approved, go that route for you if you’re on the paleo diet. (Which I commend you for, the paleo diet is strict!).
For an extensive list of approved Paleo food items, head over to The Ultimate Paleo Guide, Joel does a sufficient job at covering that lifestyle.
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Absolutely delicious. I definitely wouldn’t feel any guilt making or eating these, just look at that ingredient list! As a side note, to get the full effect of the “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups”, use cupcake liners to create the ridges in the circumference. Thanks again Jason Sani for allowing us for this to be in our blog! Enjoy!