Friday, January 21, 2011

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread Recipes

this is just what i needed, for a couple of reasons.  first off, i too, love peanut butter and like to have it as a snack quite often; however it is higher in calories than i like so i will give these suggestions a try and secondly because i just found out about the send to feature in my google reader and this post was the first one i tried it on.  it is exactly what i wanted this blog for.

as a sidenote, yes i know that this has no caps in it, our keyboard is apparently failing and the shift key doesn't work so it is either no caps or all caps.  i am normally a have to have everything that is supposed to be capitalized capitalized so this is reeellly outside the box for me.  what's next, punctuation?

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread Recipes: "

We love peanut butter around here. But when I’m losing weight, grabbing a thick gooey peanut butter sandwich just isn’t an option. One 2 T serving of peanut butter has 190 calories; 17 grams of fat, and 8 grams of protein and that doesn’ t count the bread or the jelly. With these peanut butter spread recipes, I can still get a hint of peanut butter but with nearly half the calories and fat. There are lots of options for blending peanut butter. Choose the one that most appeals to your tastes.

Peanut Butter/Cream cheese Spread

1/4 cup Fat free cream cheese

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (all natural is fine)

1 packet stevia sweetener like Purevia® or Truvia®.

Blend all in a food processor or electric mixer with a whip. Chill.

2 Tablespoons has 111 calories; 8 grams of fat; 4 grams of carbs; and 6 grams of protein

Peanut Butter/Tofu Spread

Use the recipe above except substitute 1/4 cup or 2 oz of soft silken tofu for the cream cheese.

2 Tablespoons has 105 calories, 8.8 grams of fat; 3 grams of carbohydate, and 5 grams of protein

Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese Spread

Use the recipe above, but replace the cream cheese with 1/4 cup skim milk cottage cheese, pureed smooth. This one really needs a food processor.

2 Tablespoons equals 106 calories; 8.3 grams of fat; 4 grams of carbohydrate; and 6 grams of protein.

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