Monday, October 21, 2013

GUILT FREE Peanut Butter Dip

Wait...is it Monday? I wouldn't know because I'm off!
I'm kind of loving this new schedule of mine. I may work more in the coming weeks, but this has been the most relaxing and restful weekend EVER. I don't know if the ol' hip is healed, but it is most certainly better.

Other than making one breakfast casserole that helped me use up all the eggs and vegetables that were going to go bad because Will is gone, I mostly snacked because I'm lazy. One has to be careful while snacking, so I tried to stick to my go-to healthy options. I marvel in the yumminess of some of them, so I figured that I should share some of my secrets. Secret numero uno, is a guilt free peanut butter dip!

 I used to eat peanut butter and fruit all day, e'r day, which sounds healthy, but it adds up to too many calories for a 'snack'. A mere two tablespoons of  good ol' PB boasts 200 calories *ouch* and that's IF you actually measure it out. I knew that there was no way that I could give up my PB addiction, so I decided it was time to revamp my go-to snack.


Ingredients:
Truwhip Natural, 30 calories for 2 Tbs.
Powdered Peanut Butter, 45 calories for 2 Tbs.

Optional Add Ins:
1 Tsp. Cocoa Powder <10 calories
1 Tbs honey = 64 calories
1 Tbs Carob Chips = 35 calories
1-2 tsp water 0 calories Adds volume, creaminess and ZERO calories!

I'm sure you are all like, "What the heck is powdered peanut butter?", so let me just tell you...it's my new favorite thing. They {someone really smart} figured out that you can slow roast peanuts, press the oil out, and find peanut powdered gold. Is it exactly like peanut butter? No, but it is perfect in recipes like this or smoothies because you get the flavor without all the calories.

As this recipe stands, you can make two servings for only 120 Calories each, but you can play around with it and it will still be around 200 calories based on what products you use. I started out with regular peanut butter {because that's what I had in my house} and modified it from there, so don't be afraid to make it your own. I usually dip Granny Smith apples in it, but that's negotiable too. The options are endless!

Now, I'm going to eat some baked pumpkin french toast I just whipped up! For the easiest breakfast ever, get Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread, dip it in Egg Beaters, place it on a piece of foil {edges rolled up}, and bake at 375 until browned. My favorite part is tossing the foil and not having to scrub a skillet. Holler! Told you I was lazy ;)



17 comments:

P!nky said...

YUMMY!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I love pb2 and the chocolate version to! Save on so much fat and calories! Now I want French toast too! :)

Jen said...

Oh this sounds amazing!!!!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

That sounds good! I've never even heard of powdered peanut butter!

Nichole said...

This sounds SO good!

Meredith said...

peanut butter is my guilty sin treat. i add in mini chocolate chips with a scoop of pb at night for a snack, but your right it can be bad. i have some pb2, i should try this.

Nicole said...

Never heard of powdered peanut butter, but sounds like it would be a better option without all of the oil! Thanks for the idea! Now if only I could find it in my small town...

Helene in Between said...

umm this looks soooo good! thanks for sharing!

Kait said...

This could potentially be my new go-to snack!

Erin @ Sugar Magnolia said...

I used to eat ob2 all the time- I don;t like it plain but it is definitely good mixed!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

I wish I liked peanut butter!! That sounds so yummy! My mother is crazy about Evermans natural peanut butter that they ground in the store but I just can't get into it. When I had 80% of my stomach removed (not by choice) and got my feeding tube taken out, I was forced to eat it and italian ice-- I just can't touch it!

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Jenn said...

Um, YUM!
Link up with my tomorrow and post this recipe!

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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This looks and sounds amazing!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Courtney B said...

The dip sounds so good but I really want your breakfast casserole recipe! I have yet to find one that I love!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love PB2!! It's so great! Especially for smoothies!

Katie said...

yum!! i should try that! i love peanut butter and which it was healthy to eat lots of it!

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