Whoever invented peanut butter is a genius and a personal hero. There are very few things that aren't made more delicious with the addition of peanut butter, and one or two spoonfuls make for a healthy, high-protein snack. But here's the thing: it's very, very hard to stop at one or two spoonfuls, which means that, more often than not, that healthy snack becomes the caloric equivalent of a full meal. If you're trying to lose weight, it's sometimes advised to skip peanut butter altogether. I really love peanut butter, though, and I found a low-calorie, low-fat peanut butter that's a real game changer — and it's available on Amazon.
PB2 ($12 for 2) comes in two flavors: regular peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter (seriously). The trick? PB2 is powdered peanut butter, which might be a little confusing at first. The serving size is the same as regular peanut butter at two tablespoons. Here, though, you take your two spoonfuls of the powder and put it in a bowl. Then, you add a little water and mix. The technical ratio is two parts powder, one part water, but I like to add a little less water because I prefer mine extra thick and creamy. Here's what's so exciting, though. Almost every peanut butter on the market is around 190 calories per serving. PB2 is 45 calories per serving. If that's not worth the swap, I don't know what is. Some low-calorie foods taste bland or have you craving the real thing, but I genuinely love the taste of PB2, and you can add it to everything from smoothies to oatmeal. If you're revamping your diet or you're just a serious peanut-butter-lover, you need PB2. I'm getting hungry just writing about it.