Organic peanut butter is the perfect ingredient to have in your pantry. The majority of the fat in this butter is monounsaturated fat. It has magnesium, vitamin E and itâ€™s low in carbs.
Because itâ€™s high in protein just a little bit of this butter will fill you up and also help you stay full for longer.
However, when it comes to nutrition it can often be a big mission to findÂ the clean, good products that havnâ€™t been contaminated with additives, salt, sugar or similar.
When I arrived in the UK a few months ago every peanut butter I found came with palm oil and extra salt. I was even told that finding butter without these added ingredients would be really hard.
So I was very pleased last week when I finally found Meridian crunchy peanut butter atÂ Whole Foods Market.
- Itâ€™s made in the United Kingdom.
- It has 100% nuts.
- No added palm oil, sugar or salt.
- And as a big juicy cherry on the top, it tastes delicious.
When to snack?
I love to eat organic peanut butter as a snack in between meals or a couple of hours before I go work out.Â Of course, itâ€™s quite rich in calories, so if you are looking to lose or maintain your weight, donâ€™t go overboard.
I usually spread about 15g of peanut butter on a small banana and it gives me the perfect snack between lunch and dinner.
But do yourself a favor. Make a trip to the Whole Food supermarket and get the â€śno added crapâ€ť- kind.