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Pack a Protein Peanut Butter Lunch

Pack a Protein Peanut Butter Lunch 0

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year. As students go back to school, you may again get into the habit of packing lunches. Whether or not you yourself are a student, you may want to take the time to think about some healthy weight loss lunches.

Peanut butter is a good go-to for sack lunches, and Powdered Peanut Butter can enable you to enjoy peanut butter while you lose weight. Each 2-tablespoon serving has 5 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and only 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat, which is only 25% of the calories and 15% of the fat as in regular peanut butter. You can use it as a protein powder or turn it into a spread by mixing it with water.

These are some ideas for great-tasting lunches that are easy to make, full of protein, and supportive of weight loss.

Peanut Butter Sandwich

You want to know: “How can I eat a peanut butter sandwich on a low-carb diet?” We have you covered! Spread your Powdered Peanut Butter on Low-Carb Protein Bread, choosing from varieties such as sliced bread, hamburger buns, and bagels, and flavors such as Plain, Onion, Rye, and Cinnamon, and Everything. 

Skip the sugar-laden jam and save 12 grams of added sugars per serving when you use fresh fruit, such as banana slices or blueberries, or Walden Farms Calorie-Free Fruit Spread. It is available in Apricot, Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Orange Marmalade, Apple Butter, and Grape flavors. Pack some veggies and a hard-boiled egg if you like, and your lunch is complete!

Peanut Butter Snack Box

A snack lunch can be just the thing if you are a bariatric surgery patient who cannot eat large meals, you do not have time to sit down for a lengthy lunch, or you simply love snacking. Pack enough Powdered Peanut Butter as a dip for your snack items, such as:

Leftovers

Peanut butter is a great ingredient in dinner recipes, so you can make a little extra and take your leftovers for lunch. Powdered Peanut Butter can work in dishes with Protein Pasta. One option is simple Asian-inspired noodles with Powdered Peanut Butter, chili sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. You could also consider making pasta salad with peas, shredded cabbage and carrots, chicken or shrimp, and soy sauce, and placing the leftovers in a Low-Carb Wrap.

Pack a weight loss lunch with Powdered Peanut Butter, and you can be sure of getting high-quality ingredients and great taste. Choose from a 6.5 or 16-ounce jar, and consider trying the Chocolate flavor, too. Powdered Peanut Butter is just one more product from The BariatricPal Store that can help you lose weight more easily.
Weight Loss Duals: Peanut Butter and More

Weight Loss Duals: Peanut Butter and More 0

It is time for another weight loss dual. Today, regular peanut butter is going head to head with The BariatricPal Store’s lineup of Nuts ‘N More Spreads. We will compare them on a variety of nutrition, weight loss, and flavor characteristics, and you can decide the winner.

Protein

Nuts ‘N More Spreads have 11 grams of protein, which is over 50% more than regular peanut butter. Furthermore, the protein comes from an extra source, compared to regular peanut butter’s sole source of peanuts. You get some vegan protein from peanuts, and the rest from high-quality whey protein isolate. Whey protein is a fast-digesting protein so you get the benefits more quickly and weight loss surgery patients can expect better absorption rates compared to slower proteins.

Winner? Nuts ‘N More Spreads

Nutrients and Ingredients

Common ingredients in regular peanut butter are peanuts, salt, sugar, and oils. You are likely to find hydrogenated oils (they clog arteries) and refined sugars (they spike blood sugar levels). Nuts ‘N More Spreads are all-natural and contain no trans fats. They even have omega-3 fats from flax meal.

Winner? Nuts ‘N More Spreads

Dietary Restrictions

Do you love peanut butter? You are out of luck if you are following a paleo or low-carb diet. That is, unless you pick Nuts ‘N More Spreads. They are suitable for low-carbers, and many varieties are free from peanuts. Try Almond or Chocolate Almond Butter for a treat.

Winner? Nuts ‘N More Spreads

Flavors and Uses

Regular peanut butter comes in peanut flavor. Sure, there are a few variations, such as honey peanut butter or a drizzle of chocolate. But if you want Cookie Dough, Birthday Cake, Toffee Peanut Butter Crunch, or Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Spread, you’d better opt for Nuts ‘N More Spreads. If those sound good, be sure to check out all of our flavors. You would not want to miss out!

Winner? Nuts ‘N More Spreads

Gift-Worthiness

Since it is that time of year, no analysis of a food product would be complete without considering its potential for gifting. As something every kid grows up with and the default choice for when “there’s nothing to eat at home,” regular peanut butter does not make much of an exciting gift. Nuts ‘N More Spreads tell a different story!

Each jar is special because of its unique flavor and nutritional profile. In addition, with so many flavors, you can create a personalized gift by selecting the favorite flavor(s) of your loved one. You can even make up a gift basket with other low-carb, high-protein treats. Do not be shy about giving yourself some Nuts ‘N More Spreads this season. After all, you deserve the gift of health, too!

Winner? Nuts ‘N More Spreads

Well, those are the basics…now you can decide what to do. We hope you will give Nuts ‘N More Spreads a try because we love them and want to share!

Peanut Butter Pleasure – The Weight Loss Party Is Just Starting!

Peanut Butter Pleasure – The Weight Loss Party Is Just Starting! 0

Today is National Peanut Butter Day, and you know what that means: weight loss! Oh, and sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy goodness. “Over the top” is just how The BariatricPal Store does celebrations, and we never forget about the most important thing: weight loss. Here is an introduction to, and some of our picks for, using PB2 Peanut Butter Powder from The BariatricPal Store.

Low-Calorie Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter lovers: rejoice! No longer does a single serving of peanut butter provide half a meal’s worth of calories! PB2 Peanut Butter Powder has only one-quarter the calories as the full-fat stuff, and it has 85% fewer fat calories!

Each 2-tablespoon serving has:

  • 45 calories
  • 5 grams of protein
  • 2 grams of dietary fiber
  • 5 grams of total fat

PB2 Peanut Butter Powder is all-natural, gluten-free, and made from real peanuts.

From Powder to Peanut Butter

All you have to do to get a thick, creamy, peanut butter spread is mix your PB2 Peanut Butter Powder with water. Mix 2 tablespoons of powder with 2 tablespoons of water, and your peanut butter is ready to use or eat. Use it as a spread or dip just as you would regular peanut butter. Try it with:

  • Apples or pears.
  • Celery or carrots.
  • Whole-grain crackers or toast.
  • Protein Pancakes.

Peanut Butter Smoothies and Shakes

Smoothies and shakes are so easy to make, so delicious, and such a great opportunity for adding extra superfoods to your diet – think blueberries, kale, and avocado, for example. Peanut butter has the makings of a superfood, when you consider its fiber and vitamins and minerals, but the extra calories and fat do not always fit into a weight loss program.

With PB2 Peanut Butter Powder, you can add peanutty-flavor and real peanuts to your smoothie or shake, without so many calories and so much fat. Try adding peanut butter powder – no need to mix it with water first! – to these combos.

Cooking

PB2 Peanut Butter Powder is ideal for cooking. It provides the same great taste of peanut butter, but it is not so difficult to use. You can just add it to recipes without worrying about thinning it down or struggling with the stickiness of peanut butter. Try it in:

  • Thai-inspired noodle dishes made with Protein Pasta or zoodles.
  • Oatmeal breakfast bars baked with Brown Sugar Protein Oatmeal, cinnamon, and egg whites.
  • Dressing, along with oil, lime juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce, for a chicken salad with shredded cabbage, diced onion and cilantro, and edamame.

Serve Yourself Your Favorite Type

You can get PB2 Peanut Butter Powder in a 6.5-ounce jar with 15 servings, or choose the larger 16-ounce jar with 36 servings. PB2 Peanut Butter Powder comes in the original flavor, or you can choose Chocolate PB2 with real cocoa powder.

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