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What’s better than peanut butter? How about when it’s COMBINED with almond AND cashew butter? =)

I was at Target the other day and this product caught my eye. Since I’m a huge fan of peanut butter (which you probably know by now), I thought there was no way I couldn’t like this, seeing as I do also like almond butter and cashew butter.

After purchasing the jar, it was about $5, I opened it up. There wasn’t a lot of oil on top, but it had that “loose” consistency to it, so it definitely needed a stir. After stirring it I took a taste and thought one thing this is some PASTY nut butter! It is so thick, and kind of has that consistency where a glass of milk or water or something is needed to wash it down. Unbelieveable! The taste was predominantly almonds, with some peanut flavor as well. I didn’t really taste much cashew flavor, which was a bit disappointing, but I don’t think cashews don’t have a very strong flavor to begin with. There was just a hint of saltyness, like a sea salt flavor, at the end that added a nice touch.

Overall, it is a rather delicious spread, but I cannot eat this out of the jar with a spoon without something to drink. I think it would be absolutely great on bread with sliced bananas and honey. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m going to have that for lunch…soon! 4 stars

2 tablespoons is 185 calories,16 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite all time nut butter?

16 May 2010, Comments (3)

Measure Up Bowl

Author: Healthnuttxo

Who says my reviews are only limited to food? Here’s my first HEALTHY PRODUCT review- you can’t eat it, but it will make eating fun!

Measure Up Bowls are literally (as the website states), “Portion Control in a Bowl”. They provide pre-measured portions in each porcelain bowl (which is conveinently dishwasher & microwave safe- WOO! No hand washing!) with visible lines. The Classic Bowl is intended for every day eats, like cereal and soups, and has measurement lines from 1/2 cup to 2 cups. The smaller bowl is intended for treats, like chips, ice cream and granola, and has measurements from 1/4 cup to 3/4 cup. You simply pour what you want in the bowls until the line is reached, and enjoy. Super easy!

Right off the bat, these get 5 stars for conveinence. Who likes taking time to measure? I like to pour, eat and repeat! But, how accurate are these bowls?

Well, here’s where the detective side of me kicks in. I decided to test the accuracy.

I measured 1 cup of mysterious orange liquid (haha, kidding! it was this Tropicana Light orangeade drink my family drinks a lot).

1 cup exactly- (plus a cute chia pet in the background!)

Then, I poured it into the bowl. The verdict- one cup exactly! Woo! 🙂

Overall, these are pretty cool! I think these are perfect for the “lazy dieter” (the people who can’t be bothered to measure!), or anyone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and get an eye of what a true portion is. I give them 4 stars overall. The company sent me these two bowls directly, but you can also buy them at Target, Delight or at MeasureUpBowl’s website. (Don’t forget you can also join their facebook group for info on menus & upcoming events!)

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