Friday, January 24, 2014

National Peanut Butter Day

Did you know that each and every day of the year has its own food holiday?! Well, today just happens to be National Peanut Butter Day. I am a huge fan of peanut butter and its great nutritional profile, making it enjoyable at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Peanut butter often gets a bad rap because it’s relatively high in calories and fat; some versions even contain the dreaded “trans fat.”

 As I have said before, it’s truly about balance and moderation. If you enjoy a natural peanut butter, then by all means spread that on your toast and have a banana for a perfect combination. However, for those like me who like peanut butter a little too much, then let me introduce you to my good friend, PB2.

PB2 is a powdered peanut butter sold in all Dining Services Markets across campus. PB2 has 85% less calories than regular peanut butter, for the oil is removed and all that’s left is crushed peanut powder. To enjoy this tasty treat, all you have to do is mix the powder with water (or almond milk for a sweet taste) and spread just like you would a regular peanut butter. What’s cool about PB2 is that you can also add it to your oatmeal and smoothies for a nice nutty taste without the added fat.

Just the other day at ERC I was talking with a group of students about this product and had them intrigued by the sound of it! Many UC San Diego students have already hopped on the PB2 train and are stocking up on this hidden gem in their rooms. Don’t miss out! Be sure to stop into your Campus Market today and pick some up for yourself. Stay tuned for a PB2 event happening at the Incredi-Bowls Food Truck in February; you won’t want to miss this!


Want to become famous while eating PB2?! Be sure to check out the #HDHeats contest on the Taste Buds Facebook page to learn more!

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