Monday, June 21, 2010

Peanut Butter Dip




So it's nearing dinner, it's just me and the kids for dinner tonight.  My son asks me for apple with peanut butter.  Hey!  I have a better idea!  I pull out a recipe that I've been waiting to try for peanut butter dip. 

It was super easy to put together. My kids loved it.  It totally rocked. Seriously.  It's peanut butter, how could it not be awesome!

My kids all ate a respectable portion but their mother hoarked down 1/2 of it.  So this was dinner for me.  I figure it is protein and fruit so it wasn't THAT bad of a dinner.  It wasn't what was planned but I still did good with my calories for the day.  It also kept me full so it was all okay.

(Yes, I feel like I am rationalizing to you why I ate apple, celery and peanut butter dip for dinner).  It was good, so there. :-)




Peanut Butter Dip
Adapted from Food Junkie From Texas

1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt (I used lite n fit)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I used peanut butter chocolate chips)
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. honey

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve with apples, veggies or pretzels.  or just a spoon.

Total calories = 1095
6 servings = 183 calories

1 fuji apple and peanut butter dip = 283 calorie snack
1 fuji apple + celery + 3 servings of peanut butter dip = 659 calorie dinner



Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

22 comments:

  1. I am so glad you tried this recipe! We love it! I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with it the other day and it was a hit. Thanks for the shout out!

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  2. I could so see myself eating this for dinner! Or just sticking a spoon in it and going at it any time of the day. You are tempting me. Badly.

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  3. I want some! I want some! I want some! Who wouldn't want this for dinner, or breakfast, or anytime? HeHe! Welcome to back to Tuesday Tastes!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
    crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

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  4. This would work for dinner! PB is a wonderful thing and this sounds great! I have to try it!

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  5. I think this sounds great and that my toddler would really like it too. Thanks!

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  6. What a great idea! I am always putting peanut butter on apples, but this is way better.

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  7. The dip sounds scrumptious! No wonder you had it for your dinner :)

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  8. Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite things! This looks like a winner! Stopping over from Tuesday Tastes. :)

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  9. YUM!!! I think that I am in love. I think you hit every note on that dip. I could probably eat that from breakfast, lunch and dinner! I will definitely tuck this away for when my niece comes to visit in a couple of week. She will love this, thanks!

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  10. This is such a good snack idea! Lots of protein with the yogurt and PB - the choco chips are a little treat! I hope you will join our linkup tomorrrow:
    http://blog.foodonthetable.com/2010/06/introducing-no-whine-wednesday-with-chef-tracy/

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  11. I have a real weakness for peanut butter and understand how half of this might disappear:-). An occasional indulgence never upset the apple cart. I hope you enjoyed every bite. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. I think this would be fab-u-lous on a banana. I love banana and chocolate and I love peanut butter and chocolate so how could all 3 be bad?!

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  13. Yummy! This sounds like the perfect meal to me!

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  14. This dip looks delicious! I love peanut butter, so finding healthy ways to use it is great. Thanks for sharing! Peanut butter is on the Healthy Food Grocery List too!

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  15. :-) Great rationalizing! I think you are SO right, though. There's plenty of healthy ingredients.

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  16. now that sounds and looks soooo yummy!

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  17. I love it! I always just dip my apple in straight peanut butter, but want to try this out asap!

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  18. Hi ! I just popped over from Food on the Table ...

    This sounds so yummmy ... I think I might eat half of it too !! Or maybe all of it ... :)

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  19. I think I would have hoarked all of it! This looks so yummy! Ya know, I have all of the ingredients. I may just have to make this for tomorrow's snack!

    Thanks for sharing it and linking up to On the Grill!

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  20. omg I have those same plates as in the first picture lol

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