PEANUT BUTTER & APPLESAUCE: A low fat solution

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Peanut butter is a great source of protein, fiber, and heart healthy monounsaturated fats. But it’s still best in moderation since it is, in fact, high in fat and calories. I rarely let myself enjoy a comforting and satisfying PB&J sandwich because of the calories and high fat content. Even though it’s “the good fat”, I tend to go over the limit after I generously spread a mound of peanut butter on my bread (and then lick the knife clean). 

While working with the hospital cooks during my internship, I discovered an awesome way to decrease the fat and calories in peanut butter so I can generously slather it on my sandwich without going overboard on my calorie intake. Some patients have difficulty chewing and swallowing, so they’re put on a “Mechanical Soft” or MS diet. All of their food, even their oatmeal, has to be pureed in…

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