Your dietitian’s pick of the month is powdered peanut butter. Hy-Vee HealthMarket powdered peanut butter has most of the fat and oil removed, leaving a slow roasted peanut taste. It comes in three delicious flavors including original, chocolate and hazelnut. This product is a convenient way to boost protein by simply adding it to smoothies, dips, yogurt, pudding or oatmeal. See the recipes below for a great peanut butter dip to go with Honey crisp apples or make a chocolate peanut butter pie. Oh, by the way, the original product is called PB 2.
It was so popular that Hy-Vee came out with their own version.
Peanut Butter Dip for Pretzels and Apple
2 tbsp HealthMarket Powdered Peanut Butter or PB2
1 tbsp whipped cream cheese
1 tbsp water
1 tsp Splenda or ¼ tsp NuNaturals Stevia Syrup
Mix powdered peanut butter with water, then mix in cream cheese and Splenda. It should be creamy in consistency; if not, add a dab more water.
Delicious served with pretzels and apples.
Nutrition information: 1 serving, 100 calories.
Powdered Peanut Butter Pudding “Pie”
This is a really good low-fat version of
chocolate peanut butter pie.
1/2 cup HealthMarket Powdered Peanut Butter or PB2
1 4oz package sugar-free, fat-free Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 4oz package sugar-free, fat-free Chocolate Pudding Mix
3 cups, divided Nonfat Milk
5 sheets Low-fat Graham Crackers
Lay graham crackers flat in bottom of 8 x 8 or 9 x 9
square pan. Mix powdered peanut butter, vanilla pudding mix, and 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk well. Immediately pour mixture over graham crackers. Mix chocolate pudding mix
with remaining 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk. Pour carefully
over peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate for at least
three hours before serving. Can also be made into a dip.
Easy way: Use sugar-free, ready-to-eat pudding cups, one 4 pack of each flavor (14.5 oz/pack)