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Peanut Butter Powder Protein—Too Good to be True?

Peanut Butter Powder Protein

Peanut Butter Powder Protein

Too Good to be True?

Many people love peanut butter–myself included. In fact every year, Americans eat three 16 oz jars of peanut butter per person each year. That may not seem like a lot, but one 16 oz. jar of peanut butter contains 14 servings, that adds up to 42 servings per person. (Since not every single person eats peanut butter, some of us are eating a lot more.

The fact that peanut butter is so versatile gives us the opportunity to eat it in many different ways–peanut butter cookies, peanut butter smoothies, peanut butter sandwiches–with jelly, bananas, marshmallow fluff… (I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches–strange I know, but my mom introduced me to them when I was a child and I have eaten them ever since!), peanut butter and apples, peanut butter and celery…

I eat peanut butter on toast at least once per week. My husband eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during his daily commute.

The problem with peanut butter is that it has a lot of calories and a lot of fat–yes it’s primarily the healthy type of fat, but it’s fat nonetheless. One serving of the peanut butter I usually eat has 16 grams of fat–that’s 25% of the recommended daily allowance.  Plus, many peanut butters have sugars, oils, and other ingredients that are not healthy (or needed)  such as Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils, Molasses, Corn Syrup Solids, Agave Syrup, Mono and Diglycerides, Maltodextrin… Continue reading Peanut Butter Powder Protein—Too Good to be True?

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Zing Protein Bars Review For Women

Zing Protein Bars Review For Women
Zing Protein Bars

Review For Women

I’ve tried a lot of protein bars over the years.  Since becoming a pescatarian, I have been searching even harder for healthy protein bars to meet my protein needs. However, I have found that high protein often equals high artificial ingredients and an artificial taste. Also, while being high in protein, they tend to be high in total fat and saturated fat.

First, let me explain what I consider a “protein” bar.  For me, 10 grams of protein per bar is the minimum qualification to be classified as a “protein” bar. Unless you start looking at bars that are designed for bodybuilders and those looking for very high protein, 10 grams of protein, or more, is not so easy to find–especially if you are looking at fat and sugar as well.

Let’s take a look at Zing Protein Bars. Can these bars be a good choice for women looking for a relatively healthy bar with a balance of protein, sugar and fat? Continue reading Zing Protein Bars Review For Women