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!
|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)|
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:
|Jif Lunch Recipes|
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?