So....."Cupboard love" is the little section on my blog where I'll tell you about useful store cupboard ingredients that are worth keeping in stock- they'll be things that crop up regularly in my recipes.......or sometimes I'll give you tips about low-fat or low-salt versions of products that I use.
I adore peanut butter. It's something I would really miss if I tried to cut it out of my diet completely. Something I have learned having tried various diets over the years, is that when I deprive myself of a particular food or food group, I end up craving it even more! I'm not an expert on all the various slimming clubs or diets out there but I know that on Weightwatchers, I don't have to cut out any foods, so I have free choice as long as I stick to the plan. Having said that, I will always buy the lowest fat version of a product if it's available. Sainsbury's and Tesco's do this 30% reduced fat peanut butter which I keep in my larder. 20g (3pp or 109 calories) is plenty spread on a couple of crumpets. Do weigh accurately though as this type of food will easily add up and could push you over your daily limit if you're not careful.
I always put my toasted crumpets or toast on a plate on the scales, recalibrate the scales back to zero, then pop the peanut butter straight on the top. That way it melts straight in and you don't waste any of it whilst trying to scrape it out of a little bowl! You still get that amazing gungey, decadent hit of peanut butter heaven. I don't miss the full fat version at all.