We all know the wonderful feeling of opening a jar of peanut butter and breathing in that powerful first whiff of yet-untouched creamy goodness. In that moment, we tell ourselves, "just one spoonful," but one can easily turn into two, three, or ten—and, oh, the whole jar is empty now!
While peanut butter in moderation is a great source of fat, protein, and euphoric flavor, the densely packed calories aren't always friendly to your physique goals. Thankfully, you can have your peanut butter and eat it too with these high-protein foods and supplements that are sure to satisfy your peanut butter addiction and need to quell your protein-starved muscles!
"I love peanut butter. I can eat a jar of peanut butter by myself, if no one stops me. Powdered PB2 is the best way to minimize that bad habit. This product is a must-have for anyone who loves peanut butter but can't fit all of the fat calories into their daily diet. It is a perfect substitute for peanut butter."
"Wonderful way to get to eat peanut butter when the real stuff does not fit your macros during contest prep. Tastes pretty darn good, too!"
"Love Reese's Peanut Butter cups, and I thought these were really close! Amazing, healthy alternative. Kept these in my freezer as a snack, and they're delicious. Definitely recommend!"
"These are excellent. They taste just like candy and take a while to melt in your mouth. They are very creamy just like peanut butter cups should be. However, there is definitely a grit factor in there because of all the protein and fiber they stuff it with."
"The usual amount of calories is to be expected for dessert, so eat sparingly, but it's a natural way to get protein and a craving at once."
"Amazing taste! Great for topping on pancakes or adding into shakes!"
"I would use it on a whole-wheat bagel every morning for breakfast. The taste and texture were great! Will definitely buy again. Only downside is the container is quite small for the price."
"These peanut butters are delicious! I made an amazing peanut butter cookie recipe using them. You gotta try it! Just go to my website (drsarasolomon.com) and type "flourless peanut butter cookies" into the search bar."
"I just wish they would make a bigger jar of this stuff. Spreads easily and has an amazing taste."
"These cookies are the best! I have one for breakfast every morning. They are filling, and help me reach my macros as well. Wish they were higher in protein, but still think this is a great, healthy product. I highly recommend them."
"They satisfy my cravings and they are really soft. Best vegan cookies I've ever tried."
"This is a great protein cookie! The only issue is that one cookie is 2 servings, so you can only eat half or you will eat over 400 calories."
"Taste could be a little more flavorful like PB2, but for the price it's a great product."
"This product is very good for cutting, because you fit in your macros pretty damn easily with it only being 50 calories for two tablespoons. It tastes great with egg whites, protein shakes, etc."
"These bars actually taste really good, and do have a crunchy center. About the only 'meh' thing to note with them is that in higher- than-normal room temperatures, the chocolate outer-coating gets crazy messy/melted. But then again... I was out hiking in 116 (F) degree weather."
"The flavoring is definitely on point. I wish it was less chewy in the middle and more like a cookie dough texture. Also wish it was a tad lower in calories, but hey, you can't have everything right. I am definitely addicted to these bars!"
"Great product! Peanut butter cup tastes like a Reese's Cup. Perfect low-carb, low-sugar snack."
"Flavor is amazing! Not as creamy as I would have liked, but I like the protein it provides!"
"This is the best high-protein spread on the market. Whether you are competing or working out, this needs to be in your house with its own cabinet—mine has its own cabinet. The flavor is rich and not dry at all. I spread mine on toast, or eat it straight from the jar. It is that good."
"Pretty gritty, but you can't beat the macros on it for a peanut butter."
"I love these! My new favorite protein bar. They also help with cravings, except they are so good I want another!"
"Love these! They are very light and taste awesome!"
"This protein bar has helped me stay on-track during my diet. The taste is great and the macros always fit into my day."
"I am a Reese's and peanut butter fan. Not only does this product deliver the protein punch you need after a great workout, but it also satiates that peanut butter desire we all crave."
"Wow, this protein tastes just like peanut butter from a jar—it's insane! It makes a great spread; it isn't too runny or too thick when following instructions."