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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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  • APRILLSCOTT
    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
  • SIRIRADHA
    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
  • SHAWWB
    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????

    3791 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5080021
    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
  • no profile photo CD5080021
    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
    3791 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6484093
    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
  • KASEYCOFF
    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
  • 4LEEFCLOVER
    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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    3791 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4199227
    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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