Peanut Butter Lovin’

Peanut Butter Lovin’

Peanut butter is a favorite food of mine that seems to make its way into my diet pretty much every single day.  Not only is it cheap and cost effective for my grocery bill, but it also has a simple ingredient list (typically just roasted salted peanuts), is a quick and easy choice when I need a snack, is nutritiously filled with all of those healthy fats and protein, and makes everything it is slathered on taste delicious.  I swear, sometimes it seems to be yelling “Eat me!” from inside the cupboard where it sits on my Lazy Susan just waiting to be consumed.

My absolute favorite brand of peanut butter is the Kroger Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, but I also like the Creamy Salted from Trader Joe’s, and the 365 Creamy Peanut Butter from Whole Foods.  What can I say; when it comes to my peanut butter I stick to the simple, money saving store brands.  I have actually yet to find a $5.00 jar that I prefer!

 So what is with my love of peanut butter on this random Thursday you may ask?  Well, today is January 24th, 2013 and it is National Peanut Butter Day!

Peanut butter is an ingredient you see all over the blog world, and for good reason!  It is one of those foods I used to think was off limits for someone wanting to stay fit because of the high calorie count and loads of fat grams.  However, I couldn’t have been more wrong!  After getting past the fear of peanut butter and choosing to add it into my meals, I quickly began to crave the healthy fats I had missed for so long.  My hair is extra shiny and healthy, I have more energy, and I don’t even feel those hunger pains anymore.  Some of my favorite ways to eat peanut butter are:

  • A Dollop on Top of Oatmeal
  • Smeared onto Apple and Banana Slices
  • Stirred into Greek Yogurt
  • Spread on Top of a Rice Cake, Slice of Whole Wheat Bread, English Muffin, or Light Tortilla
  • Added to a Smoothie
  • Mixed into Batters: Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Cupcakes, Breads, etc.
  • Straight from a Spoon!

As you can see, peanut butter does not have to be saved for special occasions; it can be enjoyed at any time of the day!  Don’t be afraid to give it a try and throw a jar or two into your cart next time you’re at the grocery. 

Here are some blog recipes using peanut butter (even making peanut butter!) that have caught my eye:

Courtney’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

Ashley’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Brittany’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter

Averie’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Katie’s Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Here are a few of my favorite peanut butter recipes from www.newlywifehealthylife.wordpress.com:

Peanut Butter & Oats Celebration Cookies

Peanut Butter & Oats Celebration Cookies

Last Year’s National Peanut Butter Day Recipe: Peanut Butter & Oats Celebration Cookies! 

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Oatmeal 

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana Pecan Protein Pancakes with Peanut Butter Almond Syrup

Banana Pecan Protein Pancakes with Peanut Butter Almond Syrup

Banana Pecan Protein Pancakes with Peanut Butter Almond Syrup

 Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies

 Craving peanut butter yet?  After all of those delicious recipes, how about one more!

 

Peanut Butterscotch Protein Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Milk (Or Milk of Choice)
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar-Free Butterscotch Pudding Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xantham Gum (For Thickening)
  • 1/2 cup Ice

Optional

  • 2 tablespoons Light Whip Cream

Directions

Step 1
almond milk
Into blender add almond milk, protein powder, pudding mix...
Step 2
peanut butter
...peanut butter, ice and xantham gum.
Step 3
blender
Blend until smooth.
Step 4
peanut butterscotch protein shake
Top with a squirt of light whip cream and enjoy a delicious treat any day of the week!

 Questions:

  • What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter?
  • Do you have a favorite recipe using peanut butter?  Feel free to link up!
  • What is your favorite brand/flavor of peanut butter?
  • Are you going to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day?  If so, how?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. How did I not know about this?! Best day ever!! I’m obsessed with pb haha. Thanks for the love! <3

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      You are welcome girl!

      I know, I just found out yesterday and knew I had to make today’s post filled with peanut butter love! :)

  2. Peanut butter is the best and that smoothie looks so great!

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I totally agree! I love peanut butter and I have it basically every day in some form or another at either breakfast or snack time! :)

  3. Love the new blog pretty lady! I die for anything peanut butter :) Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Can’t wait to see you Saturday xoxo

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Thank you Meg.. :) I knew you would appreciate National Peanut Butter Day! Let Josh know so you guys can celebrate, ha ha!

      So excited for Saturday too, can’t wait!

  4. I had no idea it was National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter is a favorite food of mine too. I’m always looking for ways to add it into the food I’m eating :) I think I may have to go make a piece of Ezekiel bread with some PB for my morning snack. Also that Butterscotch PB Shake looks AMAZING. I have to stop at home for dinner groceries tonight and I will most definitely be picking up some butterscotch pudding mix while at Kroger. Thanks for sharing :)

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I have actually never had Ezekial bread before, but I have heard nothing except good things! I need to add it to my foodie bucket list lol.

      Kroger is my grocery store of choice 99% of the time! :) Go for the Kroger brand pudding mix! It tastes just as good a Jello brand, but is cheap!

  5. Thanks for featuring my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies! What a great roundup – love the theme :)

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      You are welcome! I can’t wait to make them! They look delicious and super easy…right up my alley! :)

  6. I definitely have to try that smoothie! Butterscotch and peanut butter? I’m all over that!

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I am a huge butterscotch fan! Even when I was little I would request butterscotch pudding over any other flavor.. so yum! :)

  7. Mmm you know I love me some peanut butter! ;) I have it at LEAST once a day, but usually a few times a day! I especially love it on my oatmeal, with bananas and apples, and straight out of the jar. Thanks for the shout out too friend!

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      You are definitely my peanut butter twin! :) There is no way I could have had a peanut butter round-up with a recipe from you! ha ha

  8. Peanut Butter is the SHIZ-NIZ… BUT it’s so sad, I haven’t had peanut butter in 10 years!!!! That’s not even an exaggeration! Sadly I am not allowed to eat it anymore… But that doesn’t mean that when I look at your photos I don’t imagine eating them! ha ha ha!

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I would be so sad to not be able to have peanut butter, but obviously you’ve got to keep your body healthy! Honestly though, when I was a kid I really wasn’t that big of a fan! Now it would be really hard for me to wean off of it…! lol

  9. That peanut butterschotch smoothie looks awesome. I can’t ever forget the old peanut butter and apples from my childhood–they still are with me to this day for a healthy snack! Give me Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter any day.

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Peanut butter + apple is definitely one of my most favorite go-to snacks! It is healthy, simple to put together, and fills me up with all of that yummy fiber, protein and healthy fats!

      I love Peanut Butter & Co too…especially the Dark Chocolate flavor. It’s one of my favorites!

  10. Paula Thompson says:

    I love those peanut butter cookies. They are so good. The sweet and salty of the cookie look beautiful and taste excellent.

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