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TURTLESDOVE
Posts: 1,061
6/18/12 3:56 P

ya know KJ, I found something healthy that I actually like, believe it or not. Eggplant baked in the oven. You slice some eggplant and broil it in the oven on both sides about 10 mins each. Meanwhile, saute you some onion and garlic in a little olive oil. Put everything in casserole dish and cover with some diced tomatoes. Bake for about 30 min. It's good and healthy. Wow!
As for the PB, I'm just gonna eat about 2 tbsp of the good stuff. Jiff crunchy!



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,637
6/18/12 7:38 A

I know, right?
Regular Peanut Butter
Crunchy peanut Butter
Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
Natural Peanut Butter
Organic Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter & Jelly Mixed

ugh!





GRAVELRIDGEBOY
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Fitness Minutes: (28,936)
Posts: 453
6/18/12 2:41 A

I was getting the Reduced Fat peanut butter, but after I ran out it has not been in the store lately so I thought I would just google it. That is when I ran across a lot of articles about it not being too healthy...



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,637
6/15/12 5:03 P

there ain't none TD, there ain't none....LOL!



TURTLESDOVE
Posts: 1,061
6/15/12 4:35 P

thanks guys. At KJ, more power to ya! I refuse to eat anything I do not like. That's why I try to find the best tasting "healthy food" out there.



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,637
6/15/12 4:05 P

let's compare the label for two peanut butters:
Jif (Creamy)
190 cals/serv
16 fat grams
8 carb grams (3 sugar grams)
7 protein grams

Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter (oil isn't much of a problem in this product)
200 cals/serv
16 fat grams
6 carb grams (1 sugar gram)
7 protein grams


the difference in sugar is little to none, that said the natural is still better because of the ty[pe of OIL used in the products. The natural is just better in that way.

As for "taste", for me, I never let taste be a factor in anything I eat.....



MOOSER46
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Posts: 1,795
6/15/12 4:00 P

Love the Jif Natural. Tastes like peanuts and have never seen any separation. And we've been using it for well over a year.



BOBOSENSEI
Posts: 94
6/15/12 3:45 P

I know a lot of people hate natural PB because of the oil separation, but when I buy a new jar of natuarl PB I have a little trick to fight the oil separation problem. The first time I use it I dump it all into my kitchen aid and mix it up for a bit (then I put it back in the jar). After that first good mix it will last for weeks without the same amount of oil separation.

It makes it so much easier than trying to stir it with a knife.



TURTLESDOVE
Posts: 1,061
6/15/12 11:53 A

Hi! Do you guys know, since I can't find the answer anywhere else on the web, what the diff between regular peanut butter and natural peanut butter is, regarding sugar, that is. I was at kroger yesterday and compared the ingredients on the labels. Every brand of natural that I found had the same amount of sugar as the regular brand. I was going to get natural instead to cut down on my sugar intake, but if it's the same amount, forget it, I'll keep eating the better tasting stuff. Thanks, Amy



 
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