Monday, December 13, 2010

New Product Review

WOW! Tastes Just Like Peanut Butter.  That's the name of the product.  It's made from organic toasted soy beans and touted as a Peanut Butter replacement.  My husband doesn't like it, but he'll eat it.  Caleb says it's too sweet.  Grant doesnt' care.  If it's food, he'll eat it, though he did say "Yay! mom bought real Peanut butter today!"  because I did buy real Peanut butter today.  I think the product is okay.  It has a different texture and slightly different taste.  No long lasting after taste like 'real' peanut butter. 

It has the same calories, but has more health benefits for you like 1200mg per serving of Omega 3.  Less sodium.  More iron.  Other than that, pnut butter and soy butter are pretty much even on nutrition.  Except you can take the soy butter to school with you.

I'm on the fence on this one.  The texture and taste are a bit off putting, but once you've had a couple of bites you no longer notice them and if you're allergic but would dearly love to sink your teeth into something as close to pnut butter as possible without having a reaction then this is your best bet.  I'll use it for cookies and other recipes that call for pnut butter.  Hmm, wonder if you can make pnut butter fudge with it? 

How to make Holiday baked goodies better for you.

Instead of oil use unsweetened applesauce.  For example:  if the recipe calls for 1/2 oil use 1 cup of applesauce.
Use cinnamon it's good for your blood pressure, it smells and tastes good in almost all baked goods.
If you mustmustmust use oil sub cooking oil with GrapeOla (grapeseed oil)
Add 1 tbsp ground flax seed
Add 1 tbsp wheat germ
Add 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not the quick cook kind they turn icky in recipes)
Use 1 tsp high lignan flaxseed oil
Dark/Intense unsweetened chocolate chunks in place of chocolate chips.
I'm a fan of organic, unrefined sugar in place of regular table sugar.
Unsalted raw nuts in place of regular nuts.
Unsulfured dried fruits
Organic, free range, no chemicals used eggs

There are so many healthier options out there and some of them your friends and family will never ever notice if you add or replace with in recipes.  I have brownies in the oven right now that have GrapeOla, ground flaxseed, wheat germ,  old fashioned oats, and organic eggs in them as well as chunks of unswettened intense dark chocolate.  My kids were licking the bowl.  They have no clue I 'healthified them!"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever tried Trader Joe's Better Than Peanut Butter? It's so good and low in calories and fat.

Mel said...

I havent' but then there isn't one in drivig distance for me to try out. Maybe I can order it online?