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"Baby, this is SOOOOO good," said my husband, looking a bit like a kid in a candy store. "You want some," he asked, temporarily forgetting my new diet.
In front of him sat the perfect banana nut muffin: split in two, crisped on the grill top, complete with crunchy, brown edges toasted to perfection. "YES, I do want some," I thought/muttered as I dug my fork into my salad. "But the truth is I'd rather be healthy."
So...at the doctor's request, I've eliminated white flour and sugar from my menu. It's not that I'm gluten intolerant, it's that yeast thrive on white stuff and I won't get better or be eligible for treatment until I get the dirty rascals out of my system.
A necessary, but not fun alteration.
Hearing the dilemma, a friend offered an potential solution today. "Have you ever been to that new healthy bakery on Fairbanks? Maybe they have something?"
Past the rainbow trail near the peppermint forest, we found it--a blessing for anyone who's been struggling with health problems. Introducing Natural Delights...a wonderful, teeny weeny jewel that makes healthy treats that also taste good.
Make from Yacon Syrup, Dates, Agave, and other yummy natural goodness, the bakery offers amazing Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free desserts (words I have never been able to utter in the same sentence). I tried the chocolate cupcake with beet, the buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies, and the lemon cupcake with cream cheese (Lemon cupcake, om nom nom).
Thank God, the doctor also took me off Weight Watchers.
Altered Today: Putting healthy, sweet, and delicious together as a food category, a diet I can live with, love for my friend.