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Peanut Butter Trick



Love peanut butter? Then you'll know how a serving as a snack/dip doesn't seem like much. I found that if I microwave 1 Tbsp of natural peanut butter for 30 seconds, the warmth thins out the consistency and makes it seem more like 2 Tbsp, but with half the fat and cals. It lasts much longer for dipping with apples, celery, pears, bananas... sometimes I even toss in 1 tsp of mini chocolate chips for an extra special treat!

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  • If I am in the mood to stretch my nutbutter further,I mix in an equal amount of plain Skyrr(awsome icelandic yogurt)greek yogurt would also work! - by KIMKURZ
  • I used better N peanut butter which is 50 calories a TBSP and mix in unsweetened cocoa powder after i microwave it 12 seconds. Its really good hot fudge tasting sauce. - by JOY2BSLIM
  • I sometimes use peanut butter on a waffle or pancake instead of syrup. I microwave it or put it on a hot waffle/pancake so it is easier to eat. - by JUDYC1952
  • this is interesting............ going to have to try it since I eat PB for breakfast everyday on rice cakes. - by NJJAZZ
  • I discovered that by leaving a jar of it in the car on a hot day. I think it tastes better that way.. yum - by SHAMROCKY2K

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