Peanut butter is a staple at our house. It goes on almost everything! From apple slices, frozen waffles, bananas, to pasta and chicken. In order to keep it that way, we had to find a low sodium option. My Wife loves crunchy, and the kids and I love smooth. We obviously needed a solution that works for everyone. I tried tons of the “natural”, “raw”, and “organic” products out there, and basically you can sum them all up in one word (uttered by my children): Blech!
To be honest, most of those are tragic! From the separation, to the texture, to the graininess, it is all too awful! no one wants that. Especially not kids! One of the reasons I have been successful on this low sodium journey, is that my family has bought into it as well. There are no separate meals made in our house. Everyone eats it, and the recipes have to pass approval of my wife and three kids.
The perfect solution for Low Sodium Peanut Butter is simple, that is why I choose Jif. Jif recently came out with their Naturals line. It comes in Crunchy, Creamy, and a Honey Creamy. There is only 80 mg of sodium per 2 tablespoons. They also have introduced their Simply Jif line, which drops the sodium to 65 mg per 2 tablespoons. To me, Jif has always had a superior taste to other brands, so I was thrilled to find these on the market. The great thing about a major brand like Jif manufacturing low sodium products is that it is usually easier to find these low sodium products at out local grocery stores.
This is the peanut butter I use in my Low Sodium Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles. Check out the recipe here. What are your favorite things with peanut butter? Let me know in the comments below!