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If you LOOOOVE peanut butter, this email is for you! 
The Latest and Lowest in Calories... Powdered Peanut Butter!

Powdered peanut butter is a low-fat, low-calorie mix that can be used as an ingredient (in shakes, oatmeal, etc.) or made into peanut butter by just adding water. Time for a mini food fight between two brands in the powdered PB biz...

PB2 (Original)
PER SERVING (2 tbsp.): 53.2 calories, 1.87g fat, 77.6mg sodium, 3.4g carbs, 0.48g fiber, 1.66g sugars, 5.65g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

Pros: This also comes in Chocolate flavor. Very creamy, and a little sweet (in a good way). Nifty sampler packs available. (We're pretty sure they borrowed that idea from FitNutz.)

Cons: If you aren't into online ordering, it's not so easy to get your hands on (click here to see if it's sold near you). And all those decimal points in the nutritionals are a little annoying.


FitNutz, Regular
PER SERVING (2 tbsp.): 50 calories, 1.5g fat, 40mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

Pros: In addition to Regular, it comes in two other varieties -- Pro (with added fatty acids) and Chunky -- and there's a cool sampler pack with all three.

Cons: A little bland (needs additional sweetener), and hard to find (ordering online is pretty much your only option).


The Winner: You decide. It really depends on whether you like yours crunchy, creamy, or chocolatey... We like 'em all!

The Need-to-Know: Your best bet is to order these online, since they're not easily found in the peanut butter aisle. Also, when you add 1 tbsp. of water to 2 tbsp. of either mix, you'll wind up with about 1 heaping tbsp. of ready-to-eat peanut butter -- still worth it!
HG's Go-To Peanut Butter

Better'n Peanut Butter, Original
PER SERVING (2 tbsp.): 100 calories, 2g fat, 190mg sodium, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Better'n Peanut Butter is a staple here at the HG HQ. (No kidding, there are a dozen jars in our pantry at this very moment.) It's low in fat and easier to find than its powdered competition. This stuff is a little sweet and dessert-y (which actually makes it perfect for recipes) and also comes in Low Sodium and (YAY!) Chocolate versions. You can buy it online or at select grocery and health food stores. To find the location closest to you click here. Pssst... Trader Joe's stocks it.

Use Better'n Peanut Butter in...

PB & J Super-Shake - Your inner child will thank you.

Crazy-Good Cold Sesame Noodles - Takeout? Why bother?

Fluff-tastic PB Apple Dippers - One of the easiest snacks around!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - You never knew you could have it so good, or so light...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bread Pudding, Hungry For Peanut Butter Milkshake, and Yum-tastic Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait - AAAAAAAHH! Peanut butter overload!

 

Portion-Controlled Pick

Justin's Organic Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs
PER SERVING (1 packet): 180 - 190 calories, 15 - 17g fat, 0 - 65mg sodium, 7 - 8g carbs, 2 - 3g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, 7g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5 - 6*

In Classic, Cinnamon, and Honey, these nut butter packs are a great way to enjoy peanut butter -- and keep your portions in check. BTW, there are smaller, 100-cal packs of the Honey flavor floating around, but those can be tough to track down. (We did find some online HERE.) These larger ones can be ordered online or found at select supermarkets and health food stores.

 


CHEW ON THIS:
Today, April 2nd, is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. We truly had no idea that our PB-packed email would go out on such a special holiday! Now all you need is some light bread and sugar-free preserves...
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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