My love for peanut butter came out of nowhere. I never really ate peanut butter unless it was in a cookie HaHa. Seriously, I wasn’t the peanut butter and jelly sandwich kinda kid. I am definitely a peanut butter and jelly sandwich kinda adult. I’ve learned so much on my fit journey and one of the things I’ve learned is that I’m forever changing. My taste buds are no different. I got nervous when I started to notice that I was craving peanut butter daily. In high school I remember the football players filling up on peanut butter and I’m not trying to have their body shape. I would like to look like a NFL cheerleader not like the buff players. I had to research peanut butter for myself to make sure I’m making the right choices.
Peanut butter has protein but not a huge amount so my vegans friends should search for protein elsewhere. Peanut butter also contains vitamins, fiber, and potassium. PB can lower the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. I really couldn’t find anything bad about peanut butter. Hooray! I’m glad to know that I’m not doing myself any harm if I eat peanut butter daily. PB is considered a healthy fat and I just need to portion control a little better. I shouldn’t eat more than 2 tablespoons of peanut butter per serving. I’m going to have to write that on a piece of paper and chant it like an affirmation every morning…Helllp.
- Put peanut butter on bread instead of butter or cream cheese.
- Put peanut butter in protein smoothies.
- Put peanut butter on fruit like bananas and apples.