PB2

You know, when I made my meal plan for the week last night, it was my intention to make and share a new WW friendly recipe today.

And then I found this at Target.

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I’ve heard several ladies in my WW group sing the praises of PB2, which is basically peanut butter that’s been pressed (to remove 85% of the fat and oil) and then dehydrated. I don’t do dehydrated anything (because I’m secretly six years old and dehydrated food freaks. me. out.) and I’m not a fan of processed or reduced-fat foods, so I wasn’t really interested.

Buuut in the year or so that we spent eating paleo, I learned the value of protein, which frequently costs a lot of points if you’re following the Weight Watchers program like I am. As I keep losing weight, they keep lowering my daily allotment of points. (YAY! And also NOOO!) This stuff is not only low in points, it also packs 4 grams of protein per serving. Aaaand it comes with chocolate! (Or without, if you’re a soulless freak and you like that sort of thing.)

Being that I sorely miss Nutella and literally cannot control myself if I have a jar in my house (again, six years old) — I decided to give it a shot.

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Two tablespoons of PB2 + 1 tablespoon of water = 1 serving for 1ppv. Personally, I found that serving pretty spry. It barely makes a tablespoon once you’ve mixed it all up. So I sprung for seconds.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! Admittedly, there is a texture and it isn’t quite as smooth as regular peanut butter. That’s not a big deal if you’re like me and prefer your PB au naturale – and by that I mean no sugar, no extra salt, no added oils, just peanuts that have been thoroughly whipped and beaten by a killer blender. (Thanks for spoiling me, Molly & Noël.)

Is it a WW friendly Nutella dupe? No. Sigh.

Will it give you a lovely chocolate fix with zero guilt and lots of yummy protein? Absolutely.

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I chose Honeycrisp apples as the vehicle of choice for my double serving afternoon snack. It was DELICIOUS! What did it cost me? A whopping 2 points and $4 for the whole jar at Target. I’ve definitely blown $4 on far less worthy items at Target. Let me know your thoughts if you give it a try!

(This post was obviously not sponsored. It was my own $4 I spent at Target.)

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