1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Discuss in my forum

How Eating Peanut Butter May Help You Lose Weight


Updated April 17, 2014


Get More Peanuts and Peanut Butter in Your Diet

The Peanut Institute suggests:
Using peanut butter on your bagel instead of butter or cream cheese, dipping vegetables and fruit in melted peanut butter instead of cream-based dressings, or sprinkling toasted peanuts on salads instead of croutons.

Here are some of our ideas:


  • Dip apple slices in peanut butter
  • Spread peanut butter onto a banana cut in half lengthwise
  • Have a serving of dry roasted, reduced-salt nuts as a snack
  • Spread peanut butter onto celery stalks
  • Make your own trail mix with dried fruit and roasted nuts
  • Have a peanut butter on whole grain bread for lunch
  • Try peanut butter on toast or an English muffin at breakfast
  • Spread peanut butter onto reduced-salt saltine crackers or whole wheat crackers
  • Try peanut butter spread on tortilla or tortilla chips
  • Spread peanut butter onto rice- or popcorn-cakes
  • Mix nuts in with air popped or low-fat microwave popcorn


  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Weight Loss
  4. Archive
  5. Healthy Eating
  6. Peanut Butter Packs a Punch: How Eating PB May Help You Lose Weight

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.