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Ever pop open a brand new jar of peanut butter and want to eat the whole thing? Creamy or crunchy, you dive in.

I will admit that there are times when I have gone overboard on PB, but the stuff is just too darn good! Peanut butter is loaded with good nutrients, but it is heavy on the fat content scale. The mono-saturated fats are "good fats," but PB still needs to be eaten in moderation. Experts suggest limiting yourself to 2 tablespoons per day. Also, be sure to check the nutritional information on the jar. Many companies pack extra sugar and sodium into PB to boost the flavor. Stick to the natural kind.

Peanut butter is great because it can go with so many things--rice cakes, fruits, vegetables, smoothies, cookies--you name it PB can probably be paired with it.

And then there it sat on the shelf. It caught my eye as I reached to buy my usual Skippy's Natural PB.

"PB2? Powdered Peanut butter? Add water? This stuff can't taste good." I thought to myself. But, again it was time for some relentless experimentation. I placed a jar in my basket and gave it a shot.

YUM! To my surprise this stuff tastes almost exactly like peanut butter and at a quarter of the calories and half the fat of regular PB for 2 tablespoons, I'm officially addicted.

PB2 by Bell Plantation is made by pressing all the fat out of peanuts. What you're left with is a peanut flavored powder that can be used in smoothies or slathered on toast, rice cakes, fruits and vegetables. Sitting at 45 calories and 5 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons compared to the 180 calories and 8 grams of protein of regular PB, PB2 is a good alternative.

You can find PB2 at your local health food store or order it online. They even offer a Chocolate PB2!

 

From one PB-Lover to another,

Jane

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