Monday, October 26, 2009

Better 'N Peanut Butter

Growing up, I hated peanut butter especially PB&J sandwhiches and my siblings' favorite: peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwhiches...GROSS (I still find this gross today as I really don't like marshmallows except on s'mores).  However, my taste buds have developed to love the taste of peanut butter but I'm picky about peanut butters that I will actually eat.  While I was losing weight, I was terrified of peanut butter and its insane calorie count of 200 calories for two tablespoons.  So I desperately searched for a lower calorie peanut butter and found Better 'N Peanut butter ( with a lower calories and fat grams than regular peanut butter.  Two tablespoons only contain 100 calories and 2g fat which is perfect for the peanut butter lover whose trying to cut back on fat and calories.  There is also a lower sodium option with only 90mg of sodium per serving.  Now the important information: watch out because this peanut butter is addictively wonderful!  Because of the lack of preservatives, jars must be refrigerated after opening which makes it a bit thicker than most PBs.  To me it's creamy and smooth and kind of like peanut butter yogurt (Sometimes I even eat it out of the jar).  I haven't noticed a difference in taste between the regular and lower sodium version.  I've made sandwhiches, sauces, and even baked with Better 'N Peanut Butter with delicious and healthy results.  WARNING:  if you are pure PB fan, you might not enjoy refrigerated PB or the slightly more sticky texture or the less sweeter taste.  However, if you a dark chocolate fan, pick up a bottle of the chocolate Better 'N Peanut Butter which is equally fantastic.  I'm not a huge chocolate fan (no one ever believes me!) so this is the perfect combination of peanuts and chocolate without being overwhelming sweet with the same nutritional stats as the original flavor.  So now I average a jar each week depending on whether I have self control or not!  Just a little note: I've discovered that Better 'N Peanut Butter is cheaper at Trader Joe's than Whole Foods.

1 comment:

  1. hahah- where is my brain- I meant to write soy milk :)