A Week Of No Nut Butter (GASP!)

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There’s no doubt that I love peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter…doesn’t matter, I love them all! Whether smeared on toast or a banana, as a dip for apples or celery, or just on a spoon, lately I felt like I was overdoing it a bit. I didn’t feel like I could simply cut back so instead I decided to just cut it all out for a week. It wasn’t an easy week, but it was definitely necessary. Here’s a bit of what I ate:

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Through my partnership with Sweat Pink, Manitoba Harvest recently sent me a packet of their vanilla and chocolate hemp protein powders. Oh man, were these ever delicious! I first shook them up with a little water and almond milk and they were delicious. Then I mixed them up in a smoothie and they were just as delicious. I swear the chocolate tasted like chocolate milk. Mmm…mm…mmm…. Use promo code sweatpinkpro70 for 20% off your order!

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Apples taste just as good on their own without nut butter. Just in case you also forgot. 😉

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Lots of salads with veggies and salmon.

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I don’t often buy fake meat products but decided to treat myself to some Trader Joes veggie sausages which I put on top of some zucchini noodles with pesto.

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And of course, my go-to eggs with veggies and topped with tomatoes fresh from my parents garden.

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Does it get any better? I mean, seriously? 😉

I love nut butters and they have been re-introduced into my diet but I am more aware of how much I’m eating and doing my best to cut back and eat a more reasonable amount.

Are you a nut butter addict?

How do you keep it in control?

*Disclaimer: I received samples of Manitoba Harvest in exchange for this post but as always all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.*


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19 thoughts on “A Week Of No Nut Butter (GASP!)

  1. Catherine

    I am such a huge massive enormous nut butter addict. I have it every morning without fail on apples for breakfast. Without it I get starving so much quicker, it’s all the protein 🙂 but I so agree it is very easy it sneak extra spoons and overdo it. Perhaps I should do a week without, just to see if I can… Hmm, not sure if u would enjoy it!! Well done for achieving this difficult goal :):)

    1. Katie Post author

      Hahaha! It was definitely hard for the first couple days but then I was able to remind myself that I don’t ALWAYS need nut butter on everything… 😉

  2. Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet

    I totally agree, I am an ADDICT. Funny, I felt the same, so I know that I can’t cut back so I bought some PB2 to reduce the fat and cals. It’s really the fat that was killing me in my macro counting. So maybe once I get that under control, I’ll bring it back in. Or I buy individual 90cal Barney butter packets. Pricey but does the portion control trick!

    1. Katie Post author

      Individual packets is a good idea! I think I’m going to start by only allowing 1 jar in the house at a time. I grocery shop once a week so if I run out, then it’s my own problem and i have to wait. lol

    1. Katie Post author

      Once I got past the first few days, it wasn’t THAT bad! it’s just about telling myself that certain things taste good without it so I don’t ALWAYS need it! 😉

  3. Emily @ Sweets and Beets

    Great post! I TOTALLY feel you on the nut butter thing. I actually cut it out for 40 days during Lent. It was pretty hard, but I totally felt like it helped kick my addiction! Now I enjoy moderately and no more “overdoing” it. 🙂 Whats your plan for introducing it back into your diet?

  4. Lauren

    I’m a huge nut butter addict. I try to measure it out most of the time so I know how much I’m eating but I definitely always go back for a little extra spoonful!

  5. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    I may be the biggest PB addict on the face of the planet. By the spoonful, on a piece of bread, on my finger – I’m not picky!! It’d probably do me some good to cut back as well butttttt YOLO 😉 And I figure I could be eating worse things, haha!

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