All about Peanut Butter...
How to know if Peanut Butter is Healthy vs. Not
My top 3 Tips when Shopping for Peanut Butter
1. Look at the Ingredient List! Ideally we are only looking for 1-2 ingredients in a peanut butter.
Peanuts + Salt
(brands that have flaxseed, chia seeds, or other nutritional "toppings" are fine)
Also ask yourself...can I recognize the ingredients in this product?
Lets look at two different peanut butter ingredient lists:
JIFS Creamy Peanut Butter:
RED FLAG INGREDIENTS: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils, Molasses, Sugar, Mono-Diglycerides.
Lets Look at Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter:
RED FLAG INGREDIENTS: NONE! Just Peanuts!
2. Look at the Nutrition Label! Specifically the Sugar, Saturated Fat, and Sodium. Lets look for brands that show this criteria:
3g or less of Saturated Fat
less than 3g of Sugar per serving
Around 100mg or less of sodium
JIF PEANUT BUTTER: 3.5g Saturated Fat, 3g of Sugar, 140mg Sodium per serving (NOT THE BEST)
CRAZY RICHARDS: 2g Saturated Fat, 2g of Sugar, 0mg Sodium per serving (BETTER CHOICE)
3. Look for these credible brands!
***All of these brands are made with just peanuts or peanuts + salt! No added oils, sugar, molasses, or preservatives! Much better choices for you and your kiddos!
One of my favorite Peanut Butter recipes is by
"Clara NorFleet" ... you can get her "Peanut butter Bites" recipe here: Clara NorFleet Peanut Butter Bites
Any questions about a specific peanut butter? Don't hesitate to reach out and ask!