Monday, March 19, 2007

Peanutty Butter

This truly cool idea from writer, MiMiShells—how to effortlessly cut fat and calories, while still keeping that rich, yummy flava of peanut butter that we crave. Use it as a dip. Enjoy with gusto—and guilt-free.


Making Peanutty Butter
Rich peanut taste, only one-third the calories.

Blending creamy peanut butter with silky tofu cuts the calories and fat by nearly two-thirds. Spread it on a whole-grain cracker or use it as a dip for apple slices and raw veggies. It's the perfect high-protein snack. Plus, a dollop makes a wickedly good topping for your favorite fat-free chocolate pudding.

1 cup silky tofu, drained (about 9 ounces)
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 teaspoons raw honey
2 teaspoons lime juice

To Prepare: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Blend or process until smooth.
Add a few teaspoons of water if necessary.
Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups; 12 (2 tablespoon) servings.

Nutritional Values:
Fat: 5 g, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 4 g, Calories: 67 kcal, Saturated fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 38 mg.