Peanut butter - good or bad?

(7 Posts)
popup2 Fri 19-Aug-16 14:22:28

I've just discovered that I like peanut butter but am currently on a weight loss plan. Is peanut butter going to cause problems, I have 3-4 tsp a day when I fancy something sweet.

SesameSparkle Fri 19-Aug-16 18:03:51

Peanut butter is nutritious and healthy in moderation, depending on what extras they add to the jar. Check out the amount of added salt, sugar, and vegetable oil. The healthiest choice is the one which is 100% nuts. Also chunky is better than smooth as it's more work for your body to digest. As to whether it's on plan, it's quite high in fat so I'd suggest weighing out your teaspoons to work out the calories and whether that would fit in with your allowance. A filling snack for me is 18g of peanut butter (100kcal) on a slice of wholemeal toast (so 200kcal in total) - that's ok because it's quite filling and should stop me snacking on other things.

LittleBee23 Sat 20-Aug-16 09:12:17

I agree that while it may be higher in calories, it really fills me up so I'm less likely to snack then on junk. I have it on oatcakes, rice cakes or whole meal toast as a snack or part of breakfast.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 21-Aug-16 11:16:50

As long as it's a quality, no added sugar one, peanut butter is great. High in protein and good fats. But really must be enjoyed in moderation, as very high calorie and easy to go overboard! I like it on toast with sliced banana and chia seeds on top for breakfast.

PrincessHairyMclary Sun 21-Aug-16 11:19:10

Enjoy it as a meal on toast etc it would be very easy to get in the habit of a spoonful here and there.

I like it on toast with a slice banana on top and a drizzle of honey. Or spread on apple slices as a snack

calzone Sun 21-Aug-16 11:20:47

Sooooooo gooood but soooooo baaaaaad.....

Ifeelyourpain2 Fri 26-Aug-16 07:57:27

3-4tsp of peanut butter will be anywhere from 100 (tiny level teaspoon) to 200 (heaped teaspoon) calories worth, so although peanut butter is good for you, I'd not snack on it quite so freely. If you're losing weight then it's fine but if your weight isn't moving then I'd cut back.

I'm a total peanut butter addict by the way, love the stuff! And cashew butter...even better!

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