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Friday, July 16, 2010

As some of you know, peanut butter is one of my trigger foods. I can go into a mindless coma eating spoonfuls of the stuff, and boy, does it wreck havoc on my food plan.

My friend Brenda and I were talking the other day and she told me about some instant peanut butter-just add water-that is fat free. She said that it wasn't the kind of stuff you wanted to eat by the spoonful, but it was good for a pb fix. I stopped at TJ looking for the stuff, didn't find it, but found "Better than Peanut Butter" there.

Oh my, 2 grams of fat in 2 tbs, 4 grams of protein, 13 carbs, 2 grams of sugar, no HFCS, 100 cals in 2 tablespoon full. And the best news is, it tastes great! Not eat off the spoon great, but 1 tablespoon spread on 1 thin bun toasted with a dot of sugar free jam absolutely fabulous, delicious, and craving satisfying. It is my new favorite thing, for 110 cals I can indulge my peanut butter cravings without blowing my healthy eating! It just made me happy! emoticon
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    I use to be a peanut junky also! That changed when they took it off the shelf! I agree though it is emoticon and I am glad you found a substitute! You are right moderation is the key! emoticon
    3787 days ago
    Oh my! I went on a PB binge last night and it was not a pretty sight. I'm not ready to give up the real thing for something I wouldn't want to eat off a spoon, but your blog gives me hope for tomorrow!
    3791 days ago
    Glad you found one you liked. The one I get is PB2 and you can buy it online. They have a plain peanut butter and a chocolate peanut butter. They both are pretty good, again not be the spoonful. Why is it that peanut butter causes such cravings????

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    I just googled their website and there is a grocery store about a mile from me that carries that brand. I will check it out. I also figured out that it would be 2 points for Weight Watchers. 2 teaspoons is 2 points with regular peanut butter.
    3791 days ago
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    I wonder if any other store carries that brand. We have a TJ's about 20 miles from here. It might be worth the drive.

    Olay Regenerist and Peanut Butter. What a combination to go out for. emoticon
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    Those little "finds" just make the journey so much easier and nicer. Glad you found something reasonable that will help you when you need your PB fix. Have a great weekend!
    3791 days ago
    Oohhh, peanut butter! What is it about peanut butter, even more than chocolate? (I know, I know, combine the two and it's paradise on a spoon, but I'm trying to be reasonable, lol...) I think it's wonderful that you found a good substitute that you can use on toasted anything, even if it's not great-off-the-spoon PB! emoticon (Why is there no peanut butter on the food emoticon list? I am making do, but I know it's not really PB!)
    3791 days ago
    Funny - I clicked on this blog while licking on 2 T of PB on a spoon. Good reminder to be moderate. I'm loving this brand I recently found - Safeway Organics Old fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter. 2 T. = 200 calories, 16 grm fat, 3.5 sat. fat, 0 trans fat, 120 mg sodium 6 grm. carbs, 3 grm fiber, 2 grm sugar (none added), 8 grm. protein. The taste of this brand is phenomenal! Fortunately for me the 2 T. is enough! Working this in to the daily calorie intake has worked for me occasionally but I can see how that could be a problem for some. I like the low sodium, good fiber & protein content on mine. Would be happier with less saturated fat but usually stay much lower than the guidelines anyway, unless I eat eggs or cheese on a given day. If I see the other products, I'll check them out. Always good to have more options. Thanks for the tip!

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    Thanks - I'm kind of a PB junky too and 2 tblspns @ 100 sure beats 2 tblspns at 190! emoticon
    3791 days ago
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