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How Eating Peanut Butter May Help You Lose Weight


Updated May 31, 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


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