Skinny Peanut Butter Dip!

Skinny Peanut Butter Dip!

I love peanut butter, however given that it has a whopping 600 calories per 100g (and I can quite easily eat 100g at a time), I’ve realised that my peanut butter addiction has to be controlled, which brings me to this recipe!

This recipe post was inspired by PB2 or PPB– the lower fat version of peanut butter, as well Alpro’s new *Inspire My Day* campaign, which aims to encourage people to try something new each day of summer.. In this post I inspire YOU to make your favourite nut butter ‘lighter’ by following this super easy recipe!

Peanut butter is a fantastic source of protein (7g per 2 tbsp), healthy fat (which helps you to burn fat, keeps your heart healthy and ultimately keeps you looking good from the inside out) and vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant vital for healthy skin). At 195 calories per 2 tablespoons, peanut butter is one of those foods which either a) is fantastic for helping you to gain weight/meet high energy requirements or b) must be enjoyed in moderation.

This dip really does taste AMAZING and if you scroll down I’ve also added an even skinnier version of it (with added cocoa goodness!). The reason why the dips are ‘skinny’ is because they are ‘less energy dense’ i.e. less calories weight for weight – as humans we eat by VOLUME, so it’s easy to gain weight if we’re constantly eating foods that are very energy dense..  fruit and vegetables on the other hand, are fantastic weight loss foods as they are packed with water and fibre and as such have a low energy density.. making them the perfect accompaniment to this dip!!

Peanut Butter Skinny Dip

Calorie stats are for per 1/4 of the standard dip, minus any fruit!

[ingredients]

*If you’re lactose intolerant then I suggest using Soya Yoghurt – nobody should miss out on yoghurt! .. My next plan is to swap the yoghurt for extra light cream cheese or Quark.. so do let me know if you try this before I do!!

**Or you could swap for 2-3 tbsp of PPB!

[method]

Skinny Chocolate PB Dip

Above: For an even skinnier *chocolate* version simply mix 1/2 cup of yoghurt with only 1 tbsp of peanut butter & 1-2 tsp of cocoa and 1-2 tsp of stevia (a natural sweetener) to your taste!

NicsNutrition Skinny Nut Butter Dip!

Above: You can also change the nut butter to suit your taste – I used cashew nut butter in this recipe!

 

UPDATE: As featured in Women’s Running Magazine September 2013!

Womens Running Mag

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

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10 Comments

  1. Kerry
    July 7, 2013 / 2:21 am

    This would be good with flax chips, too!!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 7, 2013 / 7:03 am

      OOh I’ve never heard of those before!! Thanks for your great suggestion 🙂 x

  2. Helen
    July 12, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Tried this recipe today and loved it! We had it with apple slices but I think it would be good with celery too. Definitely one I’ll be making again as it really satisfied my peanut butter cravings!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 13, 2013 / 10:13 am

      Hi Helen! Aw thanks for your great comment. Love your dipping suggestion too – I’ll try that soon!! Happy PB (low calorie) munching!! Nic xx

  3. Nicole Butterworth
    July 16, 2013 / 8:17 am

    I tried this healthy version this morning for breakfast with red delicious apples and sliced kiwis!! It was great… I’ll be making this again for a post workout vitamin c and protein fix 🙂 Thanks Nicole

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 24, 2013 / 1:51 pm

      Oooh with Kiwi sounds so good! Thanks for your comment Nicole!

  4. Kayleigh
    August 13, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    Yummy! Just scoffing some with apple and oatcakes!

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 13, 2013 / 4:48 pm

      Hurray! Oooh you’ve made me fancy some now!! 🙂 Enjoy xx

  5. Nagz
    October 24, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    I tried it with vanilla yogrut free fat and its tasty so delicious. My family love it. Will make it more often x

    • January 29, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Aw that’s so great to hear! Thank you for your comment 🙂 x

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