Oops, i’m one of them 😀 It’s extremely rare that a day goes by that I don’t have it.
I LOVE having peanut butter on a hot piece of toast; hot enough that it melts and turns into gooey goodness.
and I LOVE having it with a sliced apple….so much that I must measure it out and put the peanut butter out of sight, otherwise I would eat a spoonful with each slice.
My FAVORITE way though, is by the spoonful. Lets me real, who doesn’t ever eat it off the spoon??? Adding a few chocolate chips to the top of the spoon isn’t bad either 😉
So why talk about peanut butter in a post??
First off, because everyone and their grandma seems to love peanut butter….especially in the blogging world.
Second….there seems to be a lot of confusion about the differences between peanut butter. Let’s be real, at any American grocery store, there is an obscene amount of different peanut butter options to choose from. I think we overcomplicate something that should be so simple.
We get lured in by fancy labels and key words.
You really have to be aware of reading labels in this aisle. Just because something says NATURAL, that does not mean it’s necessarily healthy.
Over the years, i’ve become quite picky with my peanut butter. I gradually went from eating regular creamy Jif or Skippy (which I ate for the longest time) then moved to reduced fat…then to natural…now to organic.
This transition is a result of my ever increasing awareness of the food I eat…especially dissecting ingredient lists. After finding out regular peanut butter has hydrogenated oils, sugar and salt added, it really made look at it differently.
Sure the oils help make peanut butter a smooth consistency. Salt enhances flavor. Sugar makes it sweeter. But these things aren’t necessary!! Peanut butter is awesome when it’s made of JUST peanuts.
I want to share with you 3 of my favorite peanut butters. Yes, 3 different ones…variety is the spice of life folks.
Buy the fresh peanut butter at whole foods store!! It literally is the thickest, creamiest, freshest tasting peanut butter EVER!! All that is in it…peanuts! Seriously worth the extra money. Paying for the better quality guys….
I’m also a fan of PB2. However, a small amount of sugar and salt have been added to it. PB2 is a powdered peanut butter…basically peanuts with most of the oil removed. It’s not fake peanut butter, it’s just a good option for calorie and fat counters.
I can totally taste the difference between a good organic peanut butter, and regular or ‘natural’ peanut butter.
Next time you buy peanut butter, don’t be fooled by the labels. Splurge for the good quality peanut butter that ONLY contains peanuts.
Are you picky about peanut butter like me??
What are your favorite kinds??
Happy hump day 🙂