Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Store Natural Peanut Butter Upside Down

In my house, we love ourselves some peanut butter.  It's a great way to keep our carbs and protein balanced--perfect for our problems with hypoglycemia.  But have you ever looked at your peanut butter's ingredients? It's surprising how many unreadable things can end up in there.  Not to mention readable ones like high fructose corn syrup (which sends my kids into crazy-land)!  I like to buy products with simple lists--peanuts, salt, and nothing more, thanks very much!

You may have noticed the problem with natural peanut butter though--it separates.  If you have never tried to un-separate peanut butter, you are lucky.  I always seem to get peanut oil all over the place and there's always some dry, unspreadable peanut matter left in the bottom.

But if you store your extra peanut butter upside down, when it comes time to open and stir it, life is a little easier because the oil isn't all concentrated at the top--see the line of oil above the label in my picture?  Give it a little (or a lot) of a shake to get that last bit of peanut butter below the oil and get the stirring started before you unscrew the lid.

Thank you husband's co-worker, for this little tid-bit!  Why didn't I think of it sooner?



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