I love peanut butter. LOVE it!
My former favorite way to eat it was in a sandwich with jelly, on soft white bread. Melt in my mouth delicious. Usually one and a half sandwiches, but sometimes two. But not on my current eating plan. So my new favorite way is on an apple. What a perfect combination. Almost as good as the classic peanut butter and chocolate.
I also love licking it straight off a spoon. Or eating it spread on top of a piece of whole grain bread, open-faced. But I do not like it on celery. Even PB is not enough to get me to eat boring flavorless celery. And I like PB much better than just peanuts themselves.
I eat natural peanut butter with no sugar added. I prefer smooth but chunky would do in a pinch. I even love the way it smells. It could be my perfect food if it wasn’t so caloric. It is entirely too easy to eat more than the serving size. Or to dip the spoon back into the jar for another delicious taste. (Actually, I dip a clean spoon in for that second taste – no double dipping for this germophobe.)
On the nights my family doesn’t sit down together for dinner, I am so happy to reach for my faithful jar. I think I could honestly eat peanut butter every night instead of a real meal. But I avoid eating it earlier in the day, because then I am more likely for some reason to overeat. And I am not letting PB become a trigger food for me that I have to ban from my kitchen! Already I have given up peanut butter cookies and peanut butter on saltines and peanut butter granola bars and peanut butter chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cup candy. But I am content with my natural peanut butter spread lovingly on an apple. Yum.