Well, it's over. The 30 day, peanut butter free challenge has passed and, if I'm being honest, my love for the nutty spread has only been strengthened by our time of separation.
I must say though, after getting just a few days in, I was really wishing that I had made it like, a 3 day challenge instead of a 30 day challenge...
For breakfast this morning, I did enjoy the tried and true pairing of a banana and a delightful, crunchy, heaping spoonful of peanut butter... and, it was sooooooo good.
"What did I learn," you might be wondering from this self imposed abstinence? Well, I learned that we live in a world of abundance; an abundunce of healthy, yummy foods to enhance any snack or meal. I really enjoyed getting creative in my shopping for spreadable alternatives.
I also realized that, I have my whole life with, three meals a day every day, to relish the various tastes and textures and aromas of food. When it comes to a specific taste or a particular food item that I love, I really will have another chance to enjoy it. It's not like a one time thing. So there's really no need to enhale something as if I've never eaten before or as if I'll never eat again.
So there you have it. I must say though, when it comes to me and peanut butter, I do think it's going to be a life long thing.