07/25/14

Creamy (& healthier) Peanut Butter Spread

Peanut Butter Tofu Spread

Caged this recipe from the Biggest Loser website, and it’s become my new favorite mid-morning snack! If you like the filling of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, you’ll love this lower cal, lower fat spread!

Creamy Peanut Spread
Makes 12 (2-Tbs) servings

Blending creamy peanut butter with silken tofu cuts the calories and fat by nearly two-thirds. It’s the perfect high-protein snack, whether spread on a whole grain cracker or used as a dip for apple slices or raw vegetables  My favorite so far is with jicama sticks!

1 cup (about 9 oz) silken tofu, drained
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 tsp honey
2 tsp lime juice

Place the tofu, peanut butter, honey, and lime juice in a food processor and process until smooth.

Store in the refrigerator.

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PER SERVING:
60 calories, 3 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates (3 g sugars), 4 g fat (0.5 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 30 mg sodium

This is less than 1/3 of the calories, 1/4 total/saturated fat and sodium, and 1/2 the carbs of an equal amount of creamy peanut butter.