Diet Peanut Butter?

Diet Peanut Butter?

I’ve been all about the lighter breakfast now that the weather has gotten warmer. This is my favorite breakfast right now, and it’s pretty low calorie for what you get. If you’re watching what you eat, you know that peanut butter (or nuts in general) is a huge no-no. Super calorie dense and bad. Well, I love eating nuts. They are my favorite thing ever. So, as you can imagine, getting that bikini body means getting rid of all that for me.

That said, this thing has the peanut butter. Gasp. The catch here is that it’s powdered peanut butter. There are two kinds that I’ve tried…PB2 and one by Jif. I like the bag the Jif comes in better than the screw-top jar of PB2, but I like the taste of PB2 better.

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Okay. Now that that’s out of the way…the ingredients in here are light for the most part, but the peanut butter keeps me feeling full, as well as the fiber from the apple. I also need sugar in my life. I have such a bad sweet tooth. The honey takes care of that for me. I'll either drizzle it over the top or mix it in with the peanut butter. Here’s the recipe for each. I find that one is enough to keep me going until lunch, but you can make more than one.

Ingredients:

  • Rice cake (50 cals each)
  • ½ a medium-sized apple (50 cals)
  • 3 tbsps Jif Powdered Peanut Butter, mixed with water and a little salt (70 cals)
  • 1 tsp amber honey (21 cals)

Assemble, and dump some cinnamon on the top. I’ll usually eat the other half of the apple later in the day, or save it for the next day’s rice cake extravaganza.

I know that this recipe isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but hot damn! I can still eat peanut butter?? That’s worth choking down a rice cake any day.

What’s your favorite “diet” food?

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