I eat 100% all-natural peanut butter every single day. I’m never without it…ever. If I don’t have it on toast for breakfast (which I more often than not do), I have a jar of it at work to eat it as a snack, with a banana, crackers or apple slices. Because I’m a vegetarian, it’s one of my main sources of protein. So this peanut butter-salmonela scare is putting a serious crimp in daily eating habits. I know the FDA has said the outbreak only applies to products with peanut butter in them, and not jarred peanut butter itself, but I’m still not taking any chances. I got food poisoning for the first time a few weeks ago after drinking sangria at a tapas bar, and if that kind of pain is what’s involved, I’d rather avoid all peanut butter.
So what is just as good as peanut butter? Why, almond butter, of course! Lately, I’ve been slathering it on my morning toast, and I’m loving it. One toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s 12 Whole Grain Fiber for Life bread with a tablespoon of Maranatha Natural Almond Butter and another toasted slice with a tablespoon of Stakich Raw Honey. Mmmm. It’s like dessert for breakfast.