Oh yes! Although it maybe high in fat it is a great way to add non-cholesterol protein. It's a satisfying snack with veggies like carrot and celery sticks or even with apple slices. If I don't have anything else around for breakfast I just put it on toast or a bagel. Oh.. and always Jiff creamy style of coarse.
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YES!!!! Almost every day. Either a sammy or just a big spoon of smooth peanut butter. Mostly Jif...but depends on what Sam's has. I buy it in bulk. Has to be name brand. That is the one thing I will NOT compromise on with store/off brand.
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2/3/12 7:42 P
I like JIF but I usually buy whatever is on sale. I don't care for the crunchy; growing up, it was always more expensive so I wasn't raised up on it.
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Maranatha (sp) natural with a hint of sea salt. 180 cal for 2 Tbs. I eat it with oatmeal before workouts
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yes, skippy smooth
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I love peanut butter. A good quality chunky - not too particular about the brand. The only problem is - since I lost weight and cut out a lot of things on my shopping list and in my house - I can't have peanut butter in the house anymore either.. It has become a problem food for me. If I want some in the house, I buy individual servings. Otherwise, I wind up eating half a jar with a spoon.
I LOVE peanut butter. I think it's an excellent meatless source of protien. I prefer smooth and my favorite is Peter Pan, but I've been shopping at Aldi's to save money and theirs is not bad.
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I am eating Kirkland natural peanut butter now i use it in my greek yogurt or cottage cheese for breakfast
2/2/12 9:53 P
I put unsalted, roasted peanuts into the food processor and make my own peanut butter - it's delicious and does not have added sugar, salt or oil. But you have to be patient processing - it takes a little time... Plan B, is to go to Whole Foods and buy some freshly made peanut butter using their fabulous nut grinders!
No, it's not allowed on the diet I'm on. I found some cashew butter I plan to test out though! And our local independent market has a nut grinder, so I think I'll be trying some other nut butters. Macadamia comes immediately to mind. Pecan? Walnut? Pistachio? hmmmmm
So far as a store brand, I used to (and still) love Jif. Off limits now, though.
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I love peanut butter! I use Peanut Butter & Co - Smooth Operator. It's natural peanut butter with no partially hydrogenated oils. There is 15g of fat per serving which may be kind of high to some people, but just enjoy it in moderation -- every healthy diet needs a little fat!
I use Smucker's Natural. Last time I went to the store, it looked like the cheapest option that was "ground nuts with a touch of salt." I looked at other natural peanut butters, but they had foreign oils and added sugar.
Most of the time, I'm stirring it into something that involves chicken, tomato, and/or hot sauce.
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Absolutely yes! I, too, LOVE Smucker's All Natural. I put it on apples, celery, and even have the occasional PB & J with sugar-free preserves. I also make a pasta & chicken dish that has peanut butter in it. Mmmm. I know whats for dinner tomorrow!
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Yes, sometimes in the morning if I need something quick. I like Smucker's All Natural
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I use Kraft smooth style but in small quantities
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Any peanut butter that doesn't require stirring or refrigeration after opening has saturated fat added to it. Hydrogenated vegetable oil is the usual saturated fat but now we know that the trans fats in hydrogenated vegetable oil are bad for us; worse than butter, tallow, and lard in fact. Anyone who eats the old fashion style of peanut butter that requires stirring and refrigeration knows what a hassle it is. The peanut butter on the bottom turns to sludge and stirring the oil on top into the almost solid peanut butter on the bottom is a workout! Once stirred keeping it refrigerated both keeps it from going rancid and keeps it from separating. "Natural" peanut butters (do any peanut butters exist in nature?) that do not require stirring use palm oil as its saturated fat to stabilize the peanut butter. Palm oil is naturally saturated so it does not need to be hydrogenated to make it more saturated. Most people do not consider palm oil to be a health food but it is probably much healthier than hydrogenated vegetable oil. Better still is the old fashion stir and refrigerated peanut butter.
1/30/12 9:06 A
I LOVE my peanut butter! Right now I'm on a low fat Jif mode. Still way too fattening but also so yummy!
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iTS AN ALNATURAL PEANUT BUTTER THAT I GET FROM THE BULK FOOD STORE
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I use generic Walmart smooth peanut butter. They've just put out a no-stir natural p.b. but it doesn't really look any healthier than the other stuff.
1/30/12 8:56 A
I go back and forth between regular peanut butter and the all natural stuff. Can't stand the reduced fat stuff though, too sweet.
i do. typically whatever name brand is on sale, or skippy if i get it at costco.
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Yes, Jif or any creamy natural
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I've never tried Natural but my Grandkids are coming for a visit and that's what they eat so I'll try it then.
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I like old fashion peanut butter; you know, the kind you have to stir up then keep in the fridge after you open it. Smuckers natural peanut butter has the best flavor IMHO.
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I'm addicted to peanut butter. It gets eaten more with a spoon than it does spread on things for me. I get mine from a company called All Natural Peanut Butter & Co. They have different flavour combinations in their peanut butter, most of which I always have at my house. White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Mighty Maple, Bee's Knees (Honey), Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, The Heat Is On (Spicy), Smooth Operator (Regular smooth). I used to eat Kraft Extra Creamy until I discovered this lovely company. Their's is more expensive, but worth it.
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I never use to eat much peanut butter, until I decided to cut back on sugary foods, replacing jams with the nutty spread. At first, the more processed smooth kind was okay to eat. That's until I started spending time on sparkpeople. Natural peanut butter was mentioned quite often, so I thought I'd give it a try. Off to the supermarket I went and brought some Sanitarium natural crunchy peanut butter. It's 100% peanuts, isn't too expensive for my budget & is now my preferred kind of peanut butter. I like it spread on bread/toast or mixed in with my morning porridge.
Also, thanks to sparkpeople, I discovered other foods like greek yoghurt, LSA and lentils :)
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1/24/12 12:16 A
Maranatha! It's actually one of the few foods that my 12-yr-old son and I heartily agree on. It's expensive sometimes, but I've found it on sale and stocked up.
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1/23/12 11:54 P
Peter Pan creamy. It is a staple of mine, usually with a banana.
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Before Spark People I would not eat peanut butter that much. Now I eat some most days of the week. Jiff creamy. My kids love it too. We put it on eggo waffles, toast, bread and even saltine crakers. Yummy!
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1/23/12 9:58 P
Good old fashioned Jiffy creamy or crunchy, and I love it, love it...
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i use "naturally more". the ingredients are roasted peanuts, flax seeds, wheat germ, sugar, honey, egg white. the sugar content is 3gm per serving, which i consider minimal, plus i love the peanut butter.
I can't eat peanut butter... it's a major culprit of my weight gain. I absolutely love it, but I can go through a far in a few days if I don't control myself... it's terrifying how I can actually do that! So I just can't eat it anymore, or I won't be able to stop.
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