Here are some examples of natural peanut butter:
Smucker’s Natural Chunky runs about $4.25/16oz. Has a rougher texture with a rich flavor.
Kroger natural creamy runs about $2.50/16oz. Very smooth and tasty!
Why natural peanut butter: The best peanut butter is made with simple and limited ingredients: peanuts or peanuts and salt. It is best to avoid added oils such as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, which is a type of trans fat that contributes to inflammation in the body. Ideally, we also want to avoid any added oils or sugars.
1 serving size (2 tbsp) of peanut butter provides a great source of protein and is a low carb snack option. The simpler the ingredients, the better! You can even make your own at home and its super tasty. Just remember some of the products that have extra natural oils may need to be refrigerated. If you store them upside down in the fridge the oils tend to mix much easier.
I would love to hear about your favorite natural peanut butter or creative healthy snack ideas using natural peanut butter….