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alicola

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:51
I love peanut butter..does anyone know of a healthy alternative but still tastes goodQuestion
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Nimm

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 09:58
Judging by the labels I've looked at, a lot of peanut butters are already healthy - just look for an ingredient list that is short and understandable. Minimize preservatives and added sugars. So if you're looking for an alternative to peanut butter...that may not be necessary, (although almond butter can be a good choice). Peanut butter should have a good amount of protein and unsaturated fats, so it's a decent food. It is calorie-dense though, so portion control is the main issue.

Now, if by "alternative," you mean a particular brand that is healthy...even Skippy Natural Super Chunk (or Creamy too) isn't bad, imo.
jdofaz

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:06
Look for the old fashioned natural type with just peanuts and salt as ingredients. A lot of them have vegetable oil in them to make it easy to spread. You want the natural kind that you have to stir up.
Ed Endicott

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:16
Peanut butter is healthy - choose one with the ingredient of "Peanuts". There are a lot of them out there with peanuts and salt and a lot more out there with a bunch of junk in them. Some stores (like Trader Joes, Sunflower Market, etc.) allow you to grind your own.

Almond butter is another alternative - same piece of advice. Read the labels.
StacieRitz

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:26
Jiffy all Natural Peanut butter is my FAVORITE! I love peanut butter and I have found that I even like this better than regular. the all natural crunchy peanut butter is my favorite snack on apple slices!
sherilyn70

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:56
I love PB2.
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RickSmith

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 12:48
Costco has an organic all natural pb that is my fav. No sugar added and my kids will eat it without calling me out on it. Check it out.
StacieRitz

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 12:49
sherilyn70 wrote:


I am very intrigued by this...do you mix yours with just water?...do you use a spoon or food processor?

Is it gritty tasting? I LOVE the taste of peanut butter, do you feel like you are eating the real thing...and have you also tried the chocolate flavor yet?

OK, so many questions...but I love hearing what people have to say about something new they discovered!
alicola

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 13:46
Thanks everyone for your replies...what I meant by healthy alternative I should have said lower fat alternative. Any takers on that one???
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cindyshine

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 13:54
like for toast??

Hummus is delish!
pumpkin puree w/ a little agave syrup drizzled on it
natural pb, read the ingredients AND try to eat in moderation (i like natural instead of low fat)

Hope that helps. Smile
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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 14:43
I just eat regular Jif. Not saying it's the healthiest but it's what I eat & I love it. The reduced fat version is lower in fat, but I'm pretty sure it's higher in carbs, which I'm more concerned with avoiding. That's just me tho.

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 15:14
I Love PB2 and even the chocolate flavor! You just mix 2 tbs of PB2 with water, and it gets creamy (not gritty at all).

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rrobinson

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 15:19
sherilyn70 wrote:


I just ordered some of this online. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the link!
alicola

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 19:57
I'll def try your ideas..thx again everyone!
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sherilyn70

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 20:15
StacieRitz wrote:
I am very intrigued by this...do you mix yours with just water?...do you use a spoon or food processor?

Is it gritty tasting? I LOVE the taste of peanut butter, do you feel like you are eating the real thing...and have you also tried the chocolate flavor yet?


I just mix with water. I also mix with sugar free divinci syrups... almond syrup mixed into it is delicious. It's also great mixed into things in the dry format, I add it to my chocolate pudding mix.

I tried the chocolate one but just wasn't into it, but I know lots of people who do love it.
Elphiekat

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 20:17
There is a whipped peanut butter on the market...tastes great on celery, I'm low carbing and using it for snacks.
smartin585

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 20:21
Try Naturally More...includes flax seed which is good for you....you can get it at Walmart Smile
mwessinger

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 20:50
I really like the Naturally More also. Short list of ingredients, plenty of protein, and great flavor.
Runesinger

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 22:01
Since I am allergic to peanut butter, I substitute almond butter or hazelnut butter - they're both yummy!
AnnaPo

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Posted: 26 Jan 2011, 14:16
I just got my test order of PB2--and I'm so impressed, it really does taste and feel just like regular peanut butter. Thanks, folks, for recommending it!

One caveat: as most of the oil was taken out, it doesn't make a great toasted peanut butter sandwich because the pb doesn't melt properly. But it makes a great pb&j (or is good eaten plain with a spoon). One of my favorite foods can now go back into regular rotation--yaaaay!

(I ordered the chocolate version too, but haven't tried it yet. I have high hopes, though.) Anyway, that is all. Just a shout-out to the folks who knew about PB2.



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