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There is an Oscar and Hammerstein song which is famous from the movie, “The Sound of Music”. It is about the main character’s favorite things. The lyrics cite such wonderful things as raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. It is the New Year and I am working on achieving an amazing new me. I set the same goals that many people do, such as spending more time with my family, losing weight, eating better and exercising more. As the first couple of weeks passed in the New Year, I found myself sticking well to these goals. Indeed, I was exercising more, spending more time with my family, and making sure that my food choices promoted the new version of me. Specifically cooking at home more often with the kids pitching in to help was a delight. I found myself re-creating some of my high fat recipes – turning tried and true deliciousness into light, airy, low-fat delectable-ness. As I cooked, I sang. I was singing the verses of this classic song. It stuck with me for days, but as it did I began to substitute some of my own favorite things for the verses. It went something like this:
I was hardly even aware of what I had been lightly singing for days when it hit me. I was vocalizing about some of my all-time favorite things. It may seem like an oxymoron to put peanut butter waffles and a thinner bottom in the same sentence, but there it was. And, it was not a contradiction in the least. At least it wasn’t when one has a secret weapon ingredient for making super-delicious, humdinger, low-fat peanut butter waffles. My secret weapon ingredient? It is the incredibly delicious, easy to use, Jif Peanut Powder. Jif Peanut Powder has the same nutritional value of traditional peanut butter but with 85% less fat. That’s right 85% less fat! It has nothing added to it like many similar products; Jif is only 100% pure roasted peanuts. I made my classic recipe with the Jif Peanut Powder substitute and served it to my family for breakfast. I already knew how amazing the waffles tasted but I was not sure if everyone would appreciate the change.
My husband’s first question, “What did you do? I did not think you could improve on perfection, but you did.” My children’s comments echoed his “Yeah mom, these are the bomb!” No doubt, I had a major success thanks to the Jif Peanut Powder. I am already beginning to feel more amazing! The increased exercise is a major challenge for the new me, but breakfast isn’t. Next weekend it is going to be chocolate-peanut butter French toast made with the Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder. The chocolate version contains a bit of sugar with semi-sweet chocolate, perfect for my French toast. I am now singing about cleanses and smoothies. Thank-you Jif for making some things so easy.