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Lets talk Peanut butter?

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  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,344Member Member Posts: 1,344Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    I would only use PB2 for cooking, as eaten plain it is not the same texture as real peanut butter. But PB2 as a substitute in a recipe such as Indonesian gado gado works great.

    I wondered if it'd work for peanut butter sauces. I've never tried powdered peanut butter but think I'd be fine with it in the house. Regular peanut butter is too tempting!
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,344Member Member Posts: 1,344Member Member
    Kupla71 wrote: »
    This thread reminded me that I have a jar of peanut butter in the fridge and a large chocolate bar in the cupboard. Now peanut butter and chocolate is hard to turn down but I will resist! 😬

    Girlfriend, you are stronger than I am! Peanut butter and chocolate together is the best!
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 222,179Member, Premium Member Posts: 222,179Member, Premium Member
    I just had my first piece of pb toast in about 15 months, I don't eat it often.
    I'll see myself out 😔
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,118Member Member Posts: 5,118Member Member
    slimgirl, I am doing better (or worse, whichever way you look at it) - I cant remember when I last had any but would be years ago, possibly decades ago.

    It just isnt a thing adults eat much here in Australia, would you agree?
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 222,179Member, Premium Member Posts: 222,179Member, Premium Member
    slimgirl, I am doing better (or worse, whichever way you look at it) - I cant remember when I last had any but would be years ago, possibly decades ago.

    It just isnt a thing adults eat much here in Australia, would you agree?

    Absolutely agree. I probably buy a jar maybe every couple of years, throwing out a half full one to replace it with a fresh one. I've had maybe 3 pieces of pb toast in about 6 years😁
    edited October 4
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,291Member Member Posts: 12,291Member Member
    I love peanut butter, I weigh it, then I eat it - sometimes on toast, sometimes with an apple and sometimes just on the spoon. NO GUILT required or necessary :smiley:
  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 168Member Member Posts: 168Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Thanks guys, has some peanut butter today when I got home from work. I honestly put Peanut butter as my second favorite food, Pizza and the PB. We are going to Costco Monday and I'm gonna get Kirkland Organic peanut butter. I saw that is a super clean PB.

    Well . . . IIRC, it's not just peanuts, or peanuts and salt. I believe it has palm oil.

    I'm not saying that's necessarily a Bad Thing, but I have no idea what "clean peanut butter" would be, and I know some people object to palm oil.

    The Kirkland organic peanut butter is peanuts, and sea salt. That's just about as clean as it gets I think. Says organic dry roasted.
  • bebeisfitbebeisfit Posts: 684Member Member Posts: 684Member Member
    I love peanutbutter. Pb &j is the best. Eat what you love..and you're portioning it out. No shame at all.
  • youcantflexcardioyoucantflexcardio Posts: 541Member, Premium Member Posts: 541Member, Premium Member
    Peanut butter is GOAT.

    No need for further discussion
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,764Member Member Posts: 36,764Member Member
    Throughout my fat loss of 73 pounds or so my biggest guilty pleasure has been peanut butter. Typically 2 spoon fulls plain, not on bread or with jelly, just peanut butter spoon fulls. Then I kinda feel guilty and lay off for a few days or weeks. So its high in calories and fat but low in saturated fat. What is your overall take on peanut butter and losing weight? Should I feel bad after eating peanut butter a few days in a row?

    The calories in a particular food have absolutely nothing to do with the nutritional value of a particular food. There are any number of high calorie foods that are also very nutritious and healthy and any number of low calorie foods that provide little to no nutritional value.

    Nuts and nut butters are very nutritious foods and good sources of healthy fats.

    I love peanut butter, but don't have it often because I can't have it in the house as my youngest is very allergic to peanuts.
  • elitesportsdudeelitesportsdude Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    peanut butter is fine as long as its not that JIF crap with a bunch of added sugar and etc. Only if its peanut butter and the ingredient reads only peanut butter.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,127Member Member Posts: 12,127Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Thanks guys, has some peanut butter today when I got home from work. I honestly put Peanut butter as my second favorite food, Pizza and the PB. We are going to Costco Monday and I'm gonna get Kirkland Organic peanut butter. I saw that is a super clean PB.

    Well . . . IIRC, it's not just peanuts, or peanuts and salt. I believe it has palm oil.

    I'm not saying that's necessarily a Bad Thing, but I have no idea what "clean peanut butter" would be, and I know some people object to palm oil.

    The Kirkland organic peanut butter is peanuts, and sea salt. That's just about as clean as it gets I think. Says organic dry roasted.

    Check the label at the store.
  • Cavallaro65Cavallaro65 Posts: 168Member Member Posts: 168Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Thanks guys, has some peanut butter today when I got home from work. I honestly put Peanut butter as my second favorite food, Pizza and the PB. We are going to Costco Monday and I'm gonna get Kirkland Organic peanut butter. I saw that is a super clean PB.

    Well . . . IIRC, it's not just peanuts, or peanuts and salt. I believe it has palm oil.

    I'm not saying that's necessarily a Bad Thing, but I have no idea what "clean peanut butter" would be, and I know some people object to palm oil.

    The Kirkland organic peanut butter is peanuts, and sea salt. That's just about as clean as it gets I think. Says organic dry roasted.

    Check the label at the store.

    I did check the label. I checked it directly from the Costco website. Those are the only ingredients. I'm gonna get some on Monday.
  • Cat_A_89Cat_A_89 Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    I use PBfit powder its only 70 cals per serving but I put it in my protein shakes and havent actually tried it as "peanut butter" so not sure if itll taste the same
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,127Member Member Posts: 12,127Member Member
    IMO, peanut butter powder is not a great sub for spreadable peanut butter. To me, it's the fats in peanut butter that are key to making it enjoyable as a plain (or spread-on-something) food. If you mix the peanut powder with fats, you're back where you started (or maybe worse, depending on the other fats added, because the fats in peanut butter is around 3-to-1 unsaturated fat to saturated fat, a decent ratio compared to other so-called "healthy" foods*).

    OTOH, if you mix the peanut butter powder with water, the result is not (IMO) a very tasty or satisfying spread or snack. The texture is not all that different from any other non-dissolving low fat powder (flour, say) mixed with water.

    But peanut powder's pretty good for adding real peanut flavors to more complex recipes, where other ingredients provide the right enjoyability factors (like mouth feel). And it adds a little protein at a reasonable calorie point.

    Once in a while, I'll make a peanut sauce with powder, but add another oil if I have the calories . . . specifically, toasted sesame oil, which is mostly another flavor element rather than a way to make the peanut powder spreadable or have nice mouth-feel.

    I need some fats in my overall eating, and peanut butter (or other nuts) are one way to get them, along with a small side-dose of protein, and an enjoyable flavor.

    But that's just me.

    * I'm saying "so called" because I believe in overall ways of eating being healthy or unhealthy, so a given food either contributes usefully to that in a particular context, or doesn't. The exceptions - truly unhealthy foods - are things that are literally poisonous, or poorly tolerated by a specific individual (celiac, diabetes, lactose intolerance, etc.) JMO.
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  • cuteangelkittencuteangelkitten Posts: 122Member Member Posts: 122Member Member
    No need to feel bad about anything :) you sound like you are doing well, enjoy
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,010Member Member Posts: 4,010Member Member
    Hoping everyone realizes how easy it is to make peanut butter at home. We did this growing up in my household. Just dump some peanuts in the food processor or blender and blitz. Add salt or sugar as desired. The only drawback is hefty cleanup.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,118Member Member Posts: 5,118Member Member
    peanut butter is fine as long as its not that JIF crap with a bunch of added sugar and etc. Only if its peanut butter and the ingredient reads only peanut butter.

    Unless you have an allergy to one of the added ingredients, any sort of peanut butter is fine.
    ETA or an ethical objection to one of them, say, palm oil or anything non vegan, if they are your concerns.

    Like everything, just account for the calories.

    edited October 6
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,118Member Member Posts: 5,118Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    Hoping everyone realizes how easy it is to make peanut butter at home. We did this growing up in my household. Just dump some peanuts in the food processor or blender and blitz. Add salt or sugar as desired. The only drawback is hefty cleanup.


    I dont eat peanut butter - but if I did, I would rather buy a jar than bother with the hefty clean up.
  • aries68mcaries68mc Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    Hoping everyone realizes how easy it is to make peanut butter at home. We did this growing up in my household. Just dump some peanuts in the food processor or blender and blitz. Add salt or sugar as desired. The only drawback is hefty cleanup.

    I make mine in my Vitamix....so easy!
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