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Peanut Butter Overload

If you saw my post yesterday, you will know that I am currently overrun with peanut butter.  I have even more jars hidden behind the ones in the picture!

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2 jas Smuckers Natural, 2 jars Teddie All Natural PB with Flaxseed, 2 jars Teddie All Natural Chunky, 2 jars Teddie Organic All Natural Creamy, 1 jar Jif All Natural (my favorite), 1 jar Extra Chunky Skippy (Rob’s)

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My initial idea was to reach out to you guys for some ideas for using all this peanut butter!  (With the exception of the chunky Skippy which is Rob’s).  I am still welcoming ideas but I’ve got some rules that make things difficult:

–  I want real meals and not all sweats and snacks.
–  They have to be reasonably healthy.
–  They have to be extremely easy to make.

I don’t have much space to cook so spending hours making granola bars isn’t going to happen.  Also, I was looking mostly for lunch ideas so I don’t have to torture Rob with my PB obsession.  I decided I would google “peanut butter recipes” and see what I could find.  Most of the results gave me treats and desserts but then, my old favorite pulled through for me!  I love Jif (I know, people either like Skippy or Jif and Rob and I are opposite!).  Well, their website ROCKS!  Check this out:

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Jif Lunch Recipes

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Healthy recipes galore!  Now, I’m not sure about the calories in their recipes but this is awesome!  They had ideas for wraps, pitas, soups, dressings, etc.  LOVE IT!  So I think as a challange for myself (starting next week because I already did my grocery shopping for this week), I am going to try to make at least 1 new peanut butter recipe each week.  And I’m thinking that soup at the top of the website it #1 because it looks delicious!

Actually, I have carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli so I might not have to wait until next week… Hm…  Anyway, this week, I have to use up some bread so its all about the peanut butter banana sandwiches!  Yum!  I like PB&J but they are too sweet sometimes.  I’ve been having too many sweets and having a meal with sweets is just too much.  Somehow banana isn’t as sweet. 

So, any recipe ideas for me?

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