Peanut Butter 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, May 14, 2011
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies can be part of a healthy diet -- yes, really!

We just can’t get enough of it! Last month we gave you 10 fun ideas for working peanut butter into meals and here are 5 more recipes for peanut buttery treats. Cookies and fudge can be part of a healthy diet: All 5 of these recipes meet our criteria — it’s all about portion control.

Enjoy one cookie for around 160 calories, serve with fresh fruit or dunk into a glass of ice cold milk.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

This classic treat only needs 4 ingredients. Each piece has about 75 calories, so keep it to one or two per person.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Fudge

These goodies make the perfect after-school or bedtime snack. Berries are a nice change from jelly – thank goodness it’s strawberry season.
Recipe: Crackerwiches

Nutty Pretzel Wands
A sweet, salty and crunchy treat, use a tablespoon of peanut butter (per person) to hold it all together.
Recipe: Nutty Pretzel Wands

Apple Moons
Jazz up apples and PB with some sweet and crunchy granola – use a tablespoon of each per person to keep the calories at 140 per serving.
Recipe: Apple Moons

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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