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My New Obsession: Homemade Peanut Butter

Posted Jan 23 2013 1:30pm

First thing’s first y’all!!!

We have got to talk about this new obsession of mine. It might actually be unfair of me to call it that because I have only made it one time but since then, it is ALL I can think about.

Homemade peanut butter is the BOMB! And yes, I am aware that is some out of date slang I just used there. ;-)

I have seen many a blog post about making homemade peanut butter and almond butter but since they always used a food processor, of which I do not own, I figured that making it was not an option for me.

What I do own is a mini processor/chopper and I basically said, “The heck with it, I am going to give this a shot and see if it works.”

What do you know, it did!!!!

I only used about 1/4 to 1/3 cup peanuts because I didn’t know want to risk breaking my little nifty gadget. Obviously, it only made a small portion but it was the perfect serving size. It came out to about 2 TBSP of pure goodness. The best part is how warm it is fresh. It spreads so easily and was honestly just a little taste of heaven. YUM!!!

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Next time I have myself a PB&J, you better believe I am using the fresh stuff!!

Wednesday Workout and Weigh In

Today was the second official weigh-in for Diet Bet .

The good news: I am losing weight consistently.

The bad news: It isn’t happening as quickly as I would like.

I am down 2.4 pounds which means that I have two weeks to finish losing another 2.8 pounds. I REFUSE to lose my $30 so I just have to buckle down and make sure I am limiting my treats. It is always the snacking that gets me!!

Workout

I met up with a non-running buddy for my exercise this morning. We covered 3 miles by alternating walking and running every .25 miles. It was a decent workout AND the weather is beautiful so that was a plus. Not to mention, I just wasn’t “feeling” an all out run today so it was nice to take it semi-easy.

After I got home, I did 15 minutes of upper body weight training and called it a day!!

After working out, I helped myself to one of my kids Kidz Z Bars.

The iced oatmeal flavor is my very favorite but this chocolate chip comes in a close 2nd. It is a good thing I can buy these in a 24 pack at Costco because we go through these in lightning speed at my house. My kids love them for breakfast and after school snacks and I love them….well, anytime!! :-)

And now, my stomach is yelling out me that it needs to be filled SO, I am off to the kitchen to whip up a nice protein, fruit and veggie filled smoothie.

Toodles!!!

Questions?

Have you ever made your own peanut or almond butter? Did you prefer it to store bought?

What are some other homemade items that you prefer to store bought?

 


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