Peanut butter tastes fantastic, but, yeah, it's not good for you. It's the only "nut" I can really tolerate
[quote]My 6 year old: "Can I try a bite of that?"
6 year old: "What is it?"
Me: "Almond Butter and blueberries."
6 year old: "Wow, well it tastes like candy to me!! There is no sugar added though, wow!"
Me: "LOL" :-)
I guess when the kids are looking for a treat I can whip some of this stuff up! And I have to say, even though she said it tasted like candy, she only took about 3 bites and then happily went on her way - so not necessarily addictive. I felt the same. It tasted good, but I wouldn't eat it if I wasn't hungry. [/quote]
Have a hard time believing a 6 year old would say this or even care
Yea, I had a primal slip a few months ago when some peanut butter appeared in our fridge. I managed to eat almost half the container with a boatload of raisins thinking it was fat, fruit, and natural. Too bad it was all 'mega 6ers.
It really brought back some nostalgic feelings I used to get when eating PB&J, tasted just like it too.
Then I realized I was using PB as a binge food because I had emotional triggers attached to the taste.
[QUOTE=Derpamix;1185963]Peanut butter tastes fantastic, but, yeah, it's not good for you. It's the only "nut" I can really tolerate
Have a hard time believing a 6 year old would say this or even care[/QUOTE]
Well, we JUST switched to primal eating, so I have been talking a lot about how we don't eat things with sugar added anymore.
Not that much of a fan, anyway.
IMHO dark chocolate trumps any nut (or legume, whatever); would rather melt it over bananas than eat an apple with a spoonful of nut butter or whatever.
[QUOTE=pollo_la;1186001]Well, we JUST switched to primal eating, so I have been talking a lot about how we don't eat things with sugar added anymore.[/QUOTE]
That's not cool at all
[QUOTE=s0meguy;1185784]Just thought about this...
Pretty sure he does recommend nuts like almonds. Most paleos/primals don't seem to have much reservation about them.
[url=http://180degreehealth.com/2010/02/omega-6-content-of-common-foods]Omega 6 Content of Common Foods – 180 Degree Health[/url]
Almonds have only a slightly lower amount of omega 6. Pecans and pistacho's have about the same. I wonder if peanut butter is unjustly villified, or it is just some kind of fad. Or maybe we should start avoiding almonds and other high omega 6 nuts as well. Which pretty much rules out all nuts except for a few. But you never really hear anyone about that.[/QUOTE]
The mould thing sounds icky. But I love peanut butter. In fact, I'm adding some to my breakfast smoothie shortly.
[QUOTE=s0meguy;1185784]I wonder if peanut butter is unjustly villified, or it is just some kind of fad. [/QUOTE]
Aside from people who are already allergic to it and have known it all along, a lot fewer people seem to react than to, say, wheat or dairy. And the ones who do react seem to have less severe reactions.
I only eat Brazil or Macadamia nuts once maybe in a month and I only buy 1/4 lb of them when I do.
I like peanut flavor, and I don't have any problem buying organic raw peanuts, sprouting them, boiling them, and eating them. The farmers' market I go to usually sells them, and if the peanuts don't look like they've been sitting around a long time, I'll buy some. Don't see the big problem here...it's a real food?
Honestly, not quite willing to ditch peanut butter, but I don't eat it daily, mainly on the weekends, and I substitute it for almond butter in a "bread" recipe that I have a few slices of throughout the week.
I would love to give almond butter a shot, but the only almond butter I can find locally has junk oils in it, and I figure natural peanut butter is the lesser of two evils.