Gina, thanks for bringing the carb content of Guinness to my attention. Live and learn! Funny thing is, I can't even remember the last time I ordered anything other than a light, domestic beer. Oops!
After thorough research, both Guinness and cider beers are 10 grams of carbohydrate per 12 ounces. So, my two 12 ounce Black Velvets run me 1 1/2 carb choices (20 grams of carbohydrate). While this doesn't SEEM like a lot, it kinda is. Bud Light and other light domestic beers run between 3.2 and 6.5 grams of carbohydrate per 12 ounce serving.
Look at this beautiful fall produce I picked up today -- Granny Smith apples, pomegranate, acorn squash, butternut squash, and red pears (which are SUPER high in fiber!). Thanks for the squash recipes, I am DEFINITELY planning to make at least one of them this week!
I also saw a new product while waiting in line at Walgreens...so, I had to try it. These bars are called "Full Bar" and come in a peanut butter and cocoa flavor. In my opinion, they're not worth the cost ($1.50) or calories (170 calories)...plus, they simply tasted like lightly chocolate-coated Smacks cereal -- nothing special. But, here's what they look like:
Other than Guinness carbohydrates being unbeknown to be, so was hydrogenated oil in peanut butter!! While I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I didn't know that, I'm not a peanut butter guru and consume it on a rare occasion. Now that I have to have protein-containing evening snacks, however, I purchased the raved about Smart Balance peanut butter. Check out the label, particularly the part that says, "No Hydrogenated Oil".
Half time is over, back to rooting on my Illini! Thanks for keeping me in check and providing me with yummy recipes, readers! I much appreciate it!