I love peanut butter.

Let’s be honest, I could dip apples and crackers in pure peanut butter all day. But that could get a bit costly on the fat and calorie counts…[200 calories and 16 grams of fat to be exact, and let’s be honest, who stops at the recommended 2 tablespoons?]

Now I know many people out there add about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter per cup of yogurt for a peanut butter flavored yogurt..but that isn’t what I was going for. I was going for something that still tasted like the rich and satisfying peanut butter, that you could spread on toast or apples and enjoy the same taste..but just in a lower fat, higher protein way.

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I eat at least one apple every day. No, not because I think it’ll keep the doctor away (even though it’s a plus!), but just simply because I love them! I use to sit there with an apple, knife, and jar of peanut butter, and slice off a piece, dip, devour, and repeat.

But sometimes with all that peanut butter, I would just feel sick after. Even if it’s healthy fats.

And that is when this dip was born. Protein packed with Greek yogurt being a key ingredient. And still that same delicious peanut butter taste. It almost has a cookie dough flavor taste<3

Same taste. Less than HALF the calories and fat.

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Okay okay, and some added dark chocolate chips because, well, what is better than peanut butter and chocolate? (even though I had to eat my portion of this with cacao nibs because I’m in WEEK TWO of my 21 day sugar detox! Check here on instagram for details)

With 2 tablespoons only being 80 calories versus the 200 calories of just plain peanut butter..why not?

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I made this as an apple dip, but I soon found out it was just as delicious on toast and on crackers as well! Mmm.

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Just like I love chocolate so I added it, this dip is completely customizable to what you like!  Big coconut fan? Add some! Want a crunch? Add some chopped nuts! Need some extra fiber? Add some flaxseed or chia seeds!

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But one thing is for sure, don’t exit this page without deciding to make this dip 🙂 It is great to have on hand!

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Simple Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip/Spread
 
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A delicious dip for fruit or spread for toast and crackers
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Recipe type: dip, spread, condiment
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt (I use Chobani)
  • ½ cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (I use BetterBody Foods brand)
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Optional: Chocolate Chips, Raw Honey or Stevia to taste, Coconut
Instructions
  1. Place peanut butter is small microwavable bowl (I use a glass bowl) and microwave for about 15 seconds, or until soften
  2. Scoop peanut butter into Greek Yogurt (in a different bowl), and mix until combined
  3. Add other ingredients and any other desired ingredients.
  4. Use as dip or spread!
  5. Refrigerate to store.
Notes
Feel free to only use ¼ cup Peanut Butter per cup of yogurt for even less calories, however it will give less of satisfying, true peanut butter taste the less you use and more of a yogurt taste!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp Calories: 80 Fat: 5 Protein: 4