Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

I realized a long time ago, that many low carbs have given up all fruit.  I too tried that but found I really missed fruit.  I tried adding in just a few berries like so many suggest, but what I found works best for me is half a fresh crisp Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith apple.  I’m not a fan of the Delicious varieties.

A nice firm crisp Pear is even better, but harder to find.  Most of the pears I find at the grocery are a bit mushy or a soft variety.  The pears I grew up on came straight off my grandfathers trees.  We had pears with peanut butter for an afternoon snack everyday during the fall.  The perfect after school snack.

Well I’m not a kid any more, but I still love pears or apples with peanut butter. 

Peanut butter as you well know is a wonderful low carb food, if you are careful with it.  It can get carb pricey very quickly. 

So this is my solution. A half a piece of fruit is plenty. Just rub the other half with a little lemon juice (even the bottle kind will work)before wrapping tightly in plastic wrap.

peanut butterFirst you need a little peanut butter.

 

Then add in  equal or a bit add cream cheese and pop them both in the microwave for about 10 to softenmore  Cream cheese and pop them in the microwave until warm and melted together

tsp or two of cream Thin with a little cream, only takes a couple of teaspoons.

 

Stir it all together  a little sweetener I used Nuva one of the stevia-erythritol blendsand add a little sweetener to taste.  I used Nuva a stevia/erythritol blend.

All that’s left is to enjoy!

serve with sliced apples, pears or celery!

4 comments:

Sadekat said...

peanut butter AND cream cheese! Sounds like a winner!

Vikki said...

I love your new avitar... sade is too cute.
Yep I've been mixing the two when I want peanut butter since I've been low carbing. It cuts the carbs a little AND makes it smoother. Natural peanut butter isn't as creamy as Jiff or Peter Pan...giggle
It good in celery too. Heck it's good off the spoon.

Jennifer said...

Sounds yummy, Vikki. Glad your mom is home. Can't believe you stay up all night though. Wow, that's love and dedication.

Vikki said...

Thanks Jennifer,
It's not bad being up all night. A little lonely but I sleep in the afternoon after my sister gets home and get up when they head to bed. That way I don't fall asleep...giggle.
Anyway, she's been doing really well all by herself and I've slept the last few nights with my cell right beside me in case she has a problem. So far so good.
Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Vikki