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23 Jun 2010, Comments (0)

I.M. Healthy Soynut Butters

Author: Healthnuttxo

I.M. Healthy Soynut Butters are a great alternative to peanut butters, and come in several flavors. Original (creamy & chunky), Honey (creamy and chunky),  Unsweetened (creamy & chunky) and Chocolate. According to the website, “Because it is safe for the individual with a peanut or nut allergy, but equally important, it is accepted as “peanut butter” by those who can eat peanut butter. That is critical for any institution wrestling with the peanut allergy dilemma because it allows the institution to effectively replace peanut butter, but not loose any of its key advantages. And it gives the individual peanut butter consumer a safe substitute for any “peanut free” environment.”

These sure sound good! 🙂

The people over at I.M. Healthy generously sent me some of their jars of soynut butter to try, like the Honey Creamy, Honey Crunchy, Chocolate, Original Creamy and Unsweetened. I was most excited for the honey flavored types, as I love things that are sweet! So, I tried those first 🙂

Honey Creamy- CERTAINLY lived up to my expectations. This was absolutely delicious. Super creamy, and no overpowering soynut taste. It was actually not too sweet, with just a hint of honey. The texture was nice and thick, a good spread for toast for sure. It also has FOUR grams of fiber per serving! 4 1/2 stars

Honey Chunky- Same great flavor as the Honey Creamy, but with delicious crunchy soy nuts! I actually really enjoyed this one, as I liked the texture and crunch. It was a tad bit saltier than the Honey Creamy, and only 170 calories calories for 2 tablespoons. Nice!!  5 stars

Chocolate- this one has a nice blend of chocolate and soy nut flavors. You can taste the soy nut, but it wasn’t too overpowering. It was pretty sweet, the sweetest of the 5, and creamy. A good chocolately spread, I think it would be delicious on fruit or crackers. 4 stars

Original Creamy- This one was salty & sweet, with a tang. I actually enjoyed it, even though you could taste more of a soynut flavor than the others. I would probably try this one with jelly  for a soynut butter & jelly sandwich 🙂 4 stars

Unsweetened Creamy- this one was my least favorite of the 5. It was certainly the thickest and creamiest, but also the blandest. It did sort of remind me of peanut butter when there is no salt or nu sugar added, but literally just the peanuts, but I preferred the other flavors to this one. 3 stars

Overall, I enjoyed these soynut butters. I think they are definetely worth giving a try if you have peanut allergies, or if you just want to change things up a little! I really reccommend the Honey Chunky variety. I loved taking a spoon and dipping right from the jar! 🙂

Honey Creamy-2 Tbsp is 190 calories, 14 grams of fat, 10 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

Roasted Soybeans (Non-GMO), Naturally Pressed Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin (from Corn), Honey, Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglycerides (derived from Vegetable Oil), Salt.

Honey Chunky-2 Tbsp is 170 calories, 11 grams of fat, 10 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

Roasted Soybeans (Non-GMO), Naturally Pressed Soy Bean Oil, Maltodextrin (from Corn), Soy Protein isolate, Honey, Granulated Cane Juice, Mono and Diglycerides (derived from Vegetable Oil), Salt

Original Creamy– 2 Tbsp is 200 calories, 14 grams of fat, 10 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

Roasted Soybeans (Non-GMO), Naturally Pressed Soy Bean Oil, Maltodextrin (from Corn), Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglycerides (derived from Vegetable Oil), Salt.

Unsweetened Creamy-2 Tbsp is 190 calories, 15 grams of fat, 6 carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

Roasted Soybeans (Non-GMO), Naturally Pressed Soy Bean Oil, Maltodextrin (from Corn),  Monoglycerides (derived from Vegetable Oil), Soy Lecithin and Salt.

Chocolate-2 Tbsp is 190 calories, 14 grams of fat, 12 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

Roasted Soybeans (Non-GMO), Naturally Pressed Soy Bean Oil, Maltodextrin (from Corn), Granulated Cane Juice, Cocoa, Mono and Diglycerides, Natural Vanilla.

19 May 2010, Comments (2)

School Safe SoyButter

Author: Healthnuttxo

School Safe SoyButter is advertised to be school friendly because it is nut free, and more important, peanut free. I remember when I was in school not being allowed to eat peanut butter sandwiches sometimes because of kids who had allergies (which totally stinks! I love peanut butter!!). According to the website, “Forget anything you’ve tried before, there is no comparison! Our SoyButter tastes as good if not BETTER than Peanut Butter… you won’t believe it’s NOT peanut butter!”

Well- I don’t think ANYTHING can taste better than peanut butter, but I’ll give it a shot 😉

The company sent me a jar of their creamy soy butter, but it also comes in chunky. Each jar is all natural, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and a good source of Omega’s. This particular jar was also processed in Canada. Cool! 🙂

I opened the jar and it honestly does look JUST like peanut butter. The texture and appearance resembles Jif or Skippy peanut butter. NO separation of oil whatsoever, and was very thick and creamy.

So it looks like peanut butter… But how does it taste?

Yummy! But not like peanut butter. It doesn’t taste like peanut butter really at all. But, it’s still really good! It’s a sweeter nut butter, but also rich too. Even though it’s made with soy, there isn’t an overpowering soynut taste- it’s actually quite delicious. It has a little bit of a bitter/salty aftertaste as well. I think it would be really good warmed on toast or even with some jelly for a PeanutButter (oops!) SoyButter &Jelly Sandwich!

Overall, I give it 4 stars. Although the jar claims “Wow! Tastes just like peanut butter!”, it doesn’t. Although, it does taste really good, so you should still give it a shot! There is, however, 4 grams of sugar per 2 Tbsp, seeing as there is added cane sugar. But I do like that it’s creamy and rich, and provides protein, fiber, and healthy fats like Omega’s. I’ll keep this in my nut/seed butter rotation! 🙂

2 Tablespoons is 200 calories, 15 grams of fat, 8 carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein. There is also 7.5 grams of Omega-6 and 1.5 grams of Omega-3 per serving.

Canadian Toasted Soy, Soy Oil, Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglyceride (from vegetable oil), Sea Salt.

26 Feb 2010, Comments (2)

Simple Food Inc. Soy Nut Butters

Author: Healthnuttxo

Before you click off the page and say “ewww. SOY nut butter? I’ll stick to PEANUT butter” HEAR ME OUT!

I, too, was one of those. I would stick up my nose to anything soy. I tried soy nuts once and HATED them. So how could I like Tofu? Soy beans? Edamame? But (of course) I tried them, and I LOVE THEM ALL! Tofu is so versatile, soy milk rocks, and edamame might as well be the healthiest “junk food tasting” food out there. So, I figured, if I like these other soy products, why not try Soynut Butter?

Here is where Simple Foods Inc. comes in. They make organic soynut butters made in a tree-nut and peanut free environment.  The company makes 5 flavors, No Sugar-No Salt, Sea Salted, Cinnamon Sugar, Slightly Sweet, and Chocolate.  Simple Foods Inc. was nice enough to send me the Cinnamon Sugar, Slightly Sweet and Chocolate varieties.

Of course I was skeptical at first. But I told myself to give it a shot. It turned out that I liked these soy nut butters a lot. There was really no separation of oil, like most natural nut butters, and after a day in the fridge, they all had a very thick and creamy texture. Perfect for out of the jar, or on some bread or crackers. Here’s the breakdown of each…

Chocolate- can we say, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a jar? That was the EXACT thing I thought of upon opening and tasting this flavor. Literally, this one is SO delicious, and even reminded me of chocolate frosting. It had a sweet and almost buttery taste to it as well, with a strong cocoa and a mild soynut flavor. I reccommend this flavor if you don’t like the taste of soynuts, because you can’t tell at ALL.

Slightly Sweet- yum. This one, at first I will admit, I wasn’t ccrazy about. But, it really grew on me. To the point where I was craving it and would walk by the fridge and just take a little taste here and there (okay, more like a little spoonful… 😀 ). It has a slightly salty taste to it, and almost had a walnut flavor to it. It’s creamy as well, and has just a tang of sweetness to it. It was really good on my double chocolate chip muffin 🙂

Cinnamon Sugar– ooh. I liked this one too. At first, all you taste is the cinnamon. Then, as you let it move around in your mouth a little, you taste the sweetness and a little bit of soy. It’s really good, and was really delicious on whole wheat toast. It wans’t too sweet, and it’s more “cinnamon-y” than “sugar-y”. As with the others, it’s perfect straight out of the jar 🙂

Overall, these get 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed them, and was pretty surprised at how well they tasted, given the fact that I really don’t care for plain ol’ soy nuts. They are a really good source of protein, at 10 grams per serving, and provide some healthy fats and fiber. The only thing bring it down 1/2 of a star from 5 is that there is refined sugar, and the sugar content is actually quite high in the chocolate variety (8 grams out of the 10 carbohydrates). Otherwise, these ROCK!

Chocolate- 1 serving is 190 calories, 12 grams of fat, 10 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

Organic dry roasted soybeans, organic sunflower oil, organic powdered sugar ( organic cane juice, organic corn starch), organic dutch cocoa, organic palm stearin,  organic vanilla powder, sea salt.

Slightly Sweet- 1 serving is 200 calories, 16 grams of fat, 8 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

Organic dry roasted soybeans, organic sunflower oil, organic powdered sugar ( organic cane juice, organic corn starch), organic palm stearin, sea salt.

Cinnamon Sugar- 1 serving is 200 calories, 16 grams of fat, 8 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

Organic dry roasted soybeans, organic sunflower oil, organic powdered sugar ( organic cane juice, organic corn starch),organic cinnamon, organic palm stearin, sea salt.

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