Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 2 of Our Challenge - Butter

Today’s challenge, we will eliminate butter from our diet. If you are like me & enjoy toast with butter in the morning, well it’s time to change.

To replace butter in savory dishes, use olive oil and to replace butter in baking, use apple sauce or prune puree. Please try to avoid (Light spread margarines, diet margarine, whipped butter, tub or squeeze bottle, or sprays like I can’t believe it’s not butter) these alternatives are even worse for you than natural butter.

As for a healthy yummy alternative to top your toast with, use raw honey, natural peanut butter (no hydrogenated oils), almond butter, avocado, or you can enjoy your toast dry. If you are familiar with Middle Eastern cooking you will notice we tend to use olive oil instead of butter on our bread – good alternative, just don’t overdo it and use too much olive oil.

Remember everything we start, we will continue throughout the next 25 days we are just building on good actions, leading to great habits!  I hope you did your 2 pushups today!

"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." Tryon Edwards