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RAEBETTY's Photo RAEBETTY SparkPoints: (428)
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10/31/12 12:01 P

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I -love- peanut butter as a snack "enhancer". I'll cut up a large granny smith apple and cover one side of the slice with peanut butter. I haven't branched out into other butters yet, but I did find this product in my small town grocer, so hopefully you can find it also. I haven't tried it in other recipes, but I do know that some people add it to batters in lieu of, say, veggie oil or whatnot.

http://www.smartbalance.com/products/pea
nut-butters/omega-peanut-butter-creamy

Still not the best with the Saturated Fats, but look at those Monos! I'll have it.. Ehh, twice or three times a week.

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BRADIA's Photo BRADIA Posts: 7,357
4/8/12 11:20 A

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no peanut butter, but sometimes almond butter

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3/17/12 9:37 P

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Yes to peanut butter....also almond butter.

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8/2/11 6:40 P

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YES to PB. I recently had my numbers checked and my doctor asked me how old you. He said my numbers are great..I eat pb every day. I take a flour tortilla and spread a about 2 tbl on it roll it and enjoy.

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5/16/11 3:04 A

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Thanks for that guys! My dads favorite things in the world are peanut butter and a big juicy steak! Steak is off the menu for the foreseeable future at this stage, but sound like PB on toast once or twice a week is ok and will help lift his spirits. Hes never worried about calories, fat content, cholesterol levels etc in food so this is a big learning curve for him. His weight is ok and he is quite physically fit for his age, but his cholesterol was through the roof. Anyways, seems quite serious about all this (writing down all his meals for the day etc to show his doctor!). Next step is getting him onto the spark!
Thanks again :)

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5/15/11 1:59 P

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It looks like we all agree that is okay in moderation.



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5/15/11 1:08 P

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Nuts are a wholesome addition to a diet plan. High in fat so moderation is in order. 1 Tbs. of peanut butter on whole wheat toast is one of my treats.

My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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MILLISMA's Photo MILLISMA Posts: 35,848
5/15/11 9:32 A

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Glad to hear your dad is on the mend. As for peanut butter...yes, in moderation. I like to put a tablespoon in my oatmeal or creme of wheat to add protein.

Mary Anne

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"Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end."


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5/15/11 2:13 A

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That's good news! Thanks everyone emoticon

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5/14/11 6:25 P

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I say yes, it has other purposes for health.

When somthing is of God, NOTHING can stop it. Amen..

I am nothing without God.

John 3:16
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Let his days be few; and let another take his office.


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5/14/11 6:16 P

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I say yes to peanut butter. A serving is usually 2Tbsp (190 ca., 16g fat, & 7g protn) but I only use 1Tbsp thus cutting everything in half. I use high fiber whole wheat bread (5-6 protn) as well as bagel/ww sandwich thins (4-5 protn).

If you believe you can you will! If you believe you can't you will not!


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5/14/11 4:40 P

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I would say okay in moderation. When I use peanut butter, it is a teaspoon to half a tablespoon and that seems fine to me.

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5/14/11 4:30 P

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Hello all. I am new to the spark team and I do have borderline high cholesterol levels. I wasn't overly concerned but my dad had a heart attack a few days ago (scary as all hell, needed heart stents placed, it was very touch and go for awhile, but hes just been discharged and is back home :) So now hes on a lot of meds plus a radical diet change. Peanut butter is the question - ok or not (for high cholesterol people) ? .. from what I can gather it's is high in fat (and saturated fat) which is not ideal, but being a "nut" source it's a good fat? It is ok occasionally? (like weekly?) or best avoided all together? Any advice would be great, thanks guys :)

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