Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Peanut Butter Calls To Me!

Does it help to know that you're in the same boat with someone on food issues?  Hopefully, you're not like this.  Some of my food issues are bad.  It have so little resistance, these days.  3 years ago, I had plenty of willpower.

I love peanut butter and banana shakes.  I love peanut butter by the spoon, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, peanut butter crackers, ants on a log, whatever.  Peanut butter is a food of the Gods.
  • I buy peanut butter, then send the jar home with the kids.
  • I tried buying peanuts to blend into my shakes, because I can resist peanuts.  Only I can't.
  • I tried buying unsalted blister peanuts because they aren't good.  Only they are delicious.
  • I froze the peanut butter in tbsp servings so I wouldn't just eat it.  You know what?  Frozen peanut butter is delicious.
  • I tried buying natural peanut butter, since I don't really like how runny it is.  It's still good in a pinch.  Too good.
  • So, I tried freezing the peanuts.  Frozen peanuts are also tasty.
  • My super extreme solution:  peanuts in the ice cube tray, cover with milk, freeze.  They can serve only one purpose (to be blended), and so far, I'm not tempted to eat them.
This is not about fixing the problem, it's really aboiut avoiding the issues.  This blog post is to say "you're not alone."  Actually, I hope YOU'LL say "you're not alone" to me and share in return.  Is it bad to want to not feel alone in your issues?  Part of me hopes there will be no comments, but a bigger part want the bonding.

Happy Sunday!


  1. Try peanut flour or peanut protein powder in you shakes. Ask for info at

    Peanut flour is a dry powder formed after the partial extraction of oil from the roasted peanut seed. It is used to add flavor and protein to processed baked goods, nutrition bars and snacks, as well as to marinades, sauces and dressings. Worldwide, peanut flours have been limited to use by industrial food processors as a major food ingredient.

  2. Yeah...uh...from the looks of the little guy in the last picture, I don't think that you're alone. I have a basic inability to control myself around peanut M and M's. I sometimes go to the dollar store to pick up a bag. Usually they've got some kind of sale going on, like two bags for a dollar. So I say, "Well, I'll get a bag for today, and stick one in the glove compartment for tomorrow." Yeah. No M and M's from my glove compartment have ever made it til tomorrow.

  3. I have two jars of natural peanut butter sitting in my pantry un-opened because I have a hard time resisting it when it is.

    I feel your pain!

  4. Mmmmm. That sounds delicious! -Erika

  5. I so adore peanut butter! It is an extreme weakness around here. Now I feel like I must freeze some to try it that way!

    There's a reason my favorite candy is Reese's...


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