One way to get rich in an industrial society is to find a substitute for an expensive good. For instance fiber optics has replaced copper. Since Intel’s “Light Peak” has fine tuned fiber optics, this San Francisco company will continue with great success. If you’re interested, read more at the bottom of this post.
My point is, when wanting to cut calories, we can substituted beloved foods with lower calorie items with a similar taste. Did you grow up with apple cobbler, made with Bisquick, butter, brown and white sugar? I did, and it was so popular there were arguments among grandmothers and great aunts about what apple, Cortland or Macintosh, served this recipe best. No one really cared that one serving was 475 calories without making it a la mode.
Here’s a wonderful substitute for a 125 calorie snack: cut any apple into chunks, leaving the peel on. Sprinkle with cinnamon, add about a half teaspoon of vanilla if you have it, and place two tablespoons of oatmeal on top. If you bake it in the oven in a Pyrex container, it will have a crunch on top. But, my method is just to microwave it for three and a half minutes. If you like the taste of ice cream on top, squirt some fat-free Redi-wip on top. Can a woman be too rich or too thin? Well, not if she becomes healthier.
September 24, 2009 by John Messina
Light Peak module with 4 fibers. Each fiber capable of carrying data at 10 gigabits per second. Credit: Intel