Peanut Butter

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    Jan 03, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
    Lately it seems like I’ve become a peanut butter junkie, I go through a 40oz jar from Costco every week and half. Especially after a long heavy workout, I can eat half the jar.
    Are there any other peanut butter junkies out there and how much do you eat?
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    Jan 03, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
    Same. I've developed a PB kick out of no where a few years back. I used to have a PBJ sandwich at least once a day. But now I've skipped the sandwich part and just eat a tablespoon of natural PB as a "dessert" after dinner.
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    Jan 03, 2015 10:20 PM GMT
    Try it smeared on the tip of a banana. Bite it off. Repeat. For ultimate indulgence add a little squirt of chocolate syrup.
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    Jan 03, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    I put it in a bowl and dip saltine crackers in it. I love peanut butter.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 03, 2015 11:27 PM GMT
    I identify. I feel like PB is very "addictive" in the sense it comes in cycles in my life. I'll get on a kick for a few months, then forget about it. Kind of like tuna salad sandwiches or broiled salmon.

    Cravings are a funny thing. I don't know of any health issue (like tuna and mercury overloading).
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    Jan 03, 2015 11:41 PM GMT
    Aflatoxin is theoretically a concern for heavy PB eaters.

    I have a couple of spoonsful almost every day with carrots and celery (dumped the bagel a few years ago - didn't need the empty carbs.) Unless I'm on a tuna kick.
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    Jan 03, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidAflatoxin is theoretically a concern for heavy PB eaters.

    I have a couple of spoonsful almost every day with carrots and celery (dumped the bagel a few years ago - didn't need the empty carbs.) Unless I'm on a tuna kick.


    Thanks, didn't know that. I don't think I'll ever eat enough PB for that to be a concern, but good to have relevant info in the discussion.
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    Jan 04, 2015 1:19 AM GMT
    Peanut butter on a bagel? That is so not Jewish. You probably add mayo on that. I wouldn't even have it on a Thomas's English. You can put jam on a muffin, but not peanut butter. That goes on white bread or a soft, very fresh multigrain, preferably just baked with a hard crust. Bagels are for creamed cheese or a nice fish spread with some tomato, onion and capers. Stop violating the bagel. What the fuck is wrong with you people?

    But peanut butter is wonderful. I even stir some into a curried tomato noodle dish I do with mixed vegies, makes it taste a little Pad Thai-ish. Delicious.
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    Jan 05, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    I've replaced peanut butter with Nutella. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2015 10:44 PM GMT
    TPM1 saidLately it seems like I’ve become a peanut butter junkie, I go through a 40oz jar from Costco every week and half. Especially after a long heavy workout, I can eat half the jar.
    Are there any other peanut butter junkies out there and how much do you eat?

    So, if you approximate 170 calories per ounce of peanut butter, half of that jar would be 3,400 calories. EEK!
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    Jan 06, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
    1969er said
    TPM1 saidLately it seems like I’ve become a peanut butter junkie, I go through a 40oz jar from Costco every week and half. Especially after a long heavy workout, I can eat half the jar.
    Are there any other peanut butter junkies out there and how much do you eat?

    So, if you approximate 170 calories per ounce of peanut butter, half of that jar would be 3,400 calories. EEK!
    I know it’s a lot, but, eating the ½ jar is usually after two to three hours of heavy lifting. I’ve been trying to cut back; there’s nothing like peanut butter on an apple.
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    Jan 06, 2015 7:34 AM GMT
    Loves my peanut butter sandwiches but only on mushy smushy Wonder white. What else is good is a grilled peanut butter sandwich.. just like a grilled cheese cept use PB.
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    Jan 06, 2015 5:36 PM GMT
    I have to look the other way and pass right by the peanut butter whenever I'm in a market. Once or twice a year I bring that stuff home and scarf it all down within a week or so. It is addictive. That and potato chips. I have to leave that stuff at the store!
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    Jan 06, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidLoves my peanut butter sandwiches but only on mushy smushy Wonder white. What else is good is a grilled peanut butter sandwich.. just like a grilled cheese cept use PB.


    Sounds pretty close to an Elvis:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_butter,_banana_and_bacon_sandwich
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    Jan 06, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    Gotta have a pbj every once in a while....icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 07, 2015 10:39 AM GMT
    Check the Nutrition Facts on your brand of peanut butter. Most contain way too much sugar. Smucker's Natural is the best I've found--it has only one gram of sugar per serving. Another benefit--since it's the old fashioned "natural" type, the oil separates. When you get a new jar, you can pour off half the oil and throw those calories away. You still will have a smooth, moist and creamy product. After an initial mix with a butter knife, store the jar upside down and you won't have to do a remix every time you want your pb fix.
  • wesv

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:37 PM GMT
    I like spreading it on whole grain or multigrain bread. It's a good snack and good source of protein.
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    Mar 26, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    JDuderrr saidCheck the Nutrition Facts on your brand of peanut butter. Most contain way too much sugar. Smucker's Natural is the best I've found--it has only one gram of sugar per serving. Another benefit--since it's the old fashioned "natural" type, the oil separates. When you get a new jar, you can pour off half the oil and throw those calories away. You still will have a smooth, moist and creamy product. After an initial mix with a butter knife, store the jar upside down and you won't have to do a remix every time you want your pb fix.

    I've always liked Adams peanut butter, also no sugar added. It's made by Smucker's.

    Instead of pouring the oil off I put 1 beater in the electric hand mixer and push it into the jar and mix it together. Then I keep it in the fridge so that it won't go rancid, same as I do with vegetable oils for the same reason. Olive oil hardens in the fridge so I keep a separate small squeeze bottle of it in the cupboard which I fill up as needed after letting the fridge one thaw (same problem with peanut oil).
  • CX838

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    Mar 31, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    Peanut butter is my soul mate when I watching vampires dairies.
    Or mixed up with ice cream, chocolate, brownies, banana, gummy bears, etc
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    Apr 17, 2015 9:54 AM GMT
    If any of you guys have a super powerful blender like a Vitamin or Blendtec you can make your own really easily and it's so much better than industrial junk from the likes of Costco.

    He's one recipe

    300g raw almonds
    300g raw cashews
    tbsp maple syrup or Scottish heather honey or manuka honey.
    tbsp of coconut oil (if required)
    tbsp of cinnamon

    1. Roast the nuts on a flat sheet for 10-15 mins at 180c
    2. Put the nuts into a blender and blend at full power (very important - you'll fuck the motor if not using full power) for 10 minutes. If the pulverised nuts don't easily turn into a butter, add a little good coconut oil, to help emulsify the mixture.
    3. Once you have your butter, add the cinnamon and honey and blend for 30 seconds more give it a good stir and you're done. I love it when it's still hot. And you can add to ice cream, smoothies, yoaties, everything really. It's especially good on apples.

    It'll keep for a week or so in a sealed container in the fridge. It's delicious, healthy and no palm oil means you're not complicit in the destruction of our planet.

    om nom nom.
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    Aug 19, 2015 11:52 AM GMT
    I eat peanut butter to fight hunger pains. I just eat very little and put it over fat free crackers.
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    Sep 03, 2015 6:06 AM GMT
    TPM1 saidLately it seems like I’ve become a peanut butter junkie, I go through a 40oz jar from Costco every week and half. Especially after a long heavy workout, I can eat half the jar.
    Are there any other peanut butter junkies out there and how much do you eat?


    I love it, but reduced my consumption. It's just packs on fat
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    Sep 04, 2015 2:02 AM GMT
    PB is one of my chief protein sources along with dairy --26oz/740g a week. It's also the main item in my disaster preparedness kit.

    Among Peace Corps volunteers from my era, PB was probably the most desired but unavailable food item.
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    Sep 05, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
    Buy a 5 gallon bucket off of Amazon
  • mybud

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    Sep 06, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
    I blend a tablespoon of peanut butter in my cream of wheat every morning.