Anyone that knows me, knows about my peanut butter o b s e s s i o n. It's seriously the greatest food in the world. I often get asked the question "Is peanut butter good for me?" The answer is yes, peanut butter is very nutritious! The problem I have, and I think many other people have, is actually having one serving size of the stuff. 2 tablespoons!? Um.. Yeah.. I end up eating about 1/2 cup. Or maybe the whole jar? Whoops :)
This brings me to my greatest secret: PB2!!!
PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that has 85% less fat than peanut butter. You just mix it with water!
Peanut Butter vs PB2
Peanut Butter: 190 calories, 16 g fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 8 g protein, 3 g fiber, 0 mg sodium.
PB2: 45 calories, 1.5 g fat, 5 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 2 g fiber, 94 mg sodium.
PB2 is an excellent alternative if you are counting calories or are like me and can't control yourself around normal peanut butter. PB2 is less sweet than normal peanut butter, but what you eat it with can really change that.
My favorite ways to eat PB2:
PB2 + honey + banana sandwich
PB2 + Natural Jelly sandwich
PB2 + Animal Crackers
PB2 + Pretzel Crisps
PB2 is also a GREAT topping on pancakes, banana bread, ice cream, or mixed in with smoothies! I've even used it as an icing before and it worked out great. I definitely recommend it if you're a peanut butter lover!