Today is a joyous day. It’s National Peanut Butter Day!!!! (“Did you know that it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter?”)
As an ode to my favorite food in the world, I am flashing back to last year’s peanut butter ode, in the style of “Forrest Gump”:
Anyway, like I was sayin’, peanut butter is the nectar of the gods. You can bake with it, eat it plain, put it on sandwiches – they’s um – peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cake, pad Thai, peanut butter muffins, um, they’s chocolate peanut butter, and white chocolate peanut butter, they’s…um, Reese’s cups, Reese’s BIG cups, mini-cups, Easter eggs, peanut butter Twix, peanut butter Snickers, peanut butter M&MS, ants on a log, peanut butter pie….
So in celebration National Peanut Butter day and my healthier eating (down another 2.2 pounds today… woot!)…. I am forgoing this:
…for small, reasonable portions of this:
…and keeping true to the nutrition with a little bit of love. And logging my calorie (even the peanut butter ones) in Lose It.
And for those of you who are addicts (like me) and need the peanut butter without the consequences make sure that you have tried PB2 – powdered peanut butter.
You can put it in Greek Yogurt, smoothies, etc… and even if you add water to it (just a dab), you can make oil-free peanut butter (40 calories versus 190). It’s goodness in a jar. You can get it here on Amazon.