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Low-Fat and Healthy Peanut Butter Alternative

Updated on June 25, 2009
Peanut butter is so tasty, but so full of fat and calories -- dang it!
Peanut butter is so tasty, but so full of fat and calories -- dang it!

I Love Peanut Butter! (but I don't love the fat and calories)

First off, let me say that I love me some peanut butter and I have had this love for the smooth (and sometimes crunchy), delicious concoction ever since my mom used to pack my lunches with it back in my grade school days. However, as I continue to get older I have somehow become much more concerned with what I eat as compared to the days when I could eat whatever food I wanted with zero consequences.

Yep, the older version of me has officially become health conscious, which isn't exactly a good thing considering the deep love that I still have for the tasty peanut butter goodness that was such a staple of youth. This obviously poses a problem considering that I am now trying to watch my weight and be much more aware of what I'm eating on a day to day basis, but lucky for you I have found an amazing low-fat, low-calorie peanut butter alternative that still satisfies my crave for the amazingly sweet and smooth spread that I have loved for so long.

The nutritional facts for your average smooth peanut butter
The nutritional facts for your average smooth peanut butter

Regular Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts

I guess that the first thing I should explain is the nutritional facts of regular, everyday peanut butter and why I feel like it doesn't match up well with my current, ideal diet. Here are some quick facts that I found out about regular, smooth peanut butter that I'd like to share:

Every 2 Tablespoons (32g) of smooth peanut butter contains:

  • 16 Total Grams of Fat (25% of daily suggested value)
  • 3 Grams of Saturated Fat
  • 188 Total Calories
  • 135 Calories From Fat

As you can see, even though peanut butter is really, really tasty it has a lot of fat and calories, which is never good to see on a nutritional label. If I wanted to keep a jar of this in my kitchen I was going to have to find a healthier alternative, which thankfully I did.

Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend, Better'n Peanut Butter
Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend, Better'n Peanut Butter

Better'n Peanut Butter -- Your Low-Fat Alternative

After searching what seems like the entire universe for a low-fat, low-calorie peanut butter alternative and never finding it, it took my wonderful fiancée to show me the light. This light that I speak of is the totally delicious, tasty AND low-fat, low-calorie peanut butter that's cleverly called Better'n Peanut Butter. Better'n Peanut Butter, to me, is pretty much a gift straight from heaven as it has allowed me once again to connect with my long time love, peanut butter, without all of the guilt and worrying that usually comes along with it.

So why is Better'n Peanut Butter so much better? Well, one of the main reasons that it's so much more healthy is that its made with peanut flour as opposed to the peanuts themselves, which drastically drops the amount of fat and calories per serving. This allows it to keep a very similar taste and consistency to your normal, every day peanut butter all while giving you the peace of mind that you're actually eating something that's much, much healthier for you.

This nutritional label make me a very happy peanut butter lover!
This nutritional label make me a very happy peanut butter lover!

So, how much better for you is Better'n Peanut Butter? Let's take a look at the nutritional facts, shall we?

Every 2 Tablespoons (32g) of Better'n Peanut Butter contains:

  • 2 Total Grams of Fat (3% of daily suggested value)
  • 0 Grams of Saturated Fat
  • 100 Total Calories
  • 18 Calories From Fat

As you can quickly see, there really is no comparison when it comes to the nutritional differences between your regular, everyday smooth peanut butter and that of Better'n Peanut Butter. This is why I'm so happy that I found it and why my peanut-butter loving life will never be the same again. I hope that I have helped you find a better alternative that helps you better rationalize your love for peanut butter and for always having a jar in your kitchen. Don't worry, the pleasure was all mine, just be sure to spread the Better'n Peanut Butter love, too!


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      tmouse1 4 years ago

      I'm a big fan of almond butter. I like PB also, but I usually get the natural brands with no added sugar or palm oil.

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      Pharma186 4 years ago

      Hello! kegdfee interesting kegdfee site! I'm really like it! Very, very kegdfee good!

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      Bombchell - in ATL 7 years ago

      oh wow thanks! I'll def check this out next time I go to Trader Joes

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      Ryan Hupfer 7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Oh, you should -- it's sooooo tasty!

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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      Excellent - I eat a lot of peanut butter - I will be sure to try this.

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      Ryan Hupfer 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      partricia -- I know that you can find it at Trader Joe's and if you don't mind buying 4 jars, you can buy it from Amazon above in this article.

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      patricia 8 years ago

      where did you find this brand?? (what stores)

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      Matt Hunt 8 years ago

      One thing about fat in peanut butter, though, is a lot of it is unsaturated. Balanced properly in your diet, you can still eat regular peanut butter. You do need some good fats in your diet. I choose all natural peanut butter myself. Skippy makes some good stuff.

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      I too love peanut butter - I have even used it as a substitute when making a sate sauce - I had run out of peanuts - and it worked really well...cheers

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      dwilliamson 8 years ago from Kamloops, BC

      Very interesting information since I am a peanut butter fan!!!

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      Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Useful to know about. Now get cracking!!!