Let me explain how and why I decided on the blog title "Daily Dose of Rabbit Food". When I started the quest of eating nutritious foods I consumed a lot of nuts, dried berries, fresh berries, and nut butters. My brothers, who are Italian I might add, didn't understand how these foods fit into the typical Italian diet of salami, red sauce, and wine. Don't get me wrong, foods of this nature have a place in moderation. Besides, what Italian girl doesn't love a glass of vino and a beautiful plate of bolognese sauce. It is making my mouth water just thinking about it! Over the years my brothers have gotten use to the way I eat and have deemed my style of eating as "rabbit food". Somewhere along the way my "rabbit food" has become something I am proud of. Let me share with you one of my, oh so favorite, breakfasts. Barbara's Cinnamon Puffins have a permanent home in my pantry. The fluffy corn squares are sprinkled with cinnamon and contain only 6 grams of sugar, 90 calories, and roughly 6 grams of fiber per serving. Plus, Barbara's cereals contain no refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, or artificial food additives. They remind me of one of my childhood favorites, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. If that is not enough to tempt you to try a bowl I don't know what does.
The only downside of cereal is that it doesn't always fill me up. I like to pair my bowl of cereal with peanut butter banana toast. YUM, YUM, TRIPLE YUM. Pre-rabbit days I was a JIF girl but I have been digging Earth Balance natural peanut butter. It is no-stir natural peanut butter with added flaxseed for ALA Omega-3's and a touch of agave syrup for sweetness. I use half of the banana for my toast and the other half as a Puffins add-in. I even take this combo to work for lunch some days. If I am feeling really sassy I will top my peanut butter banana toast with some dark chocolate chips.
Barbara's Cinnamon Puffins with Banana
Has anybody ever tried Chocolove chocolate bars? The company is based in Boulder, CO and they use all-natural ingredients. They have 24 flavors and the packaging resembles a love letter and inside each wrapper is a romantic poem. This was enough to make me shell out $2.99 for one chocolate bar. The flavor combo I chose was salted peanut in milk chocolate. I hope it is as heavenly as I think it is going to be!
My husband and I are leaving for Gulf Shores, AL in three days. The trip was planned in honor of two of our best friends. They are getting married in August and this is their bachelor and bachelorette celebrations. There are 16 of us going and we have a big beach house rented. The Hangout Music Festival will also be going on. I am looking forward to time off of work, sand in my toes, music in my ears, and sun on my shoulders. I am starting the mental checklist of what needs to get packed. Before I get the suitcase out, I think I am going to have to dig into my Chocolove bar!