If you adore peanut butter and are following the Weight Watchers plan you will love this list of over 20 of the Best Peanut Butter options for Weight Watchers.
Anyone who follows the Weight Watchers program but hankers after peanut butter will remember the disappointment of discovering just how many SmartPoints there are in a single serving of delicious creamy (or crunchy!) yummy peanut butter.
Urgh! I was so disappointed!
How could a tablespoon be quite so many points!
And to think that prior to following the WW program, I used to mindlessly eat it out of the jar with a spoon 😀
Powdered Peanut Butters & Weight Watchers
When I began following the Weight Watchers plan many years ago, powdered peanut butter wasn’t really a thing! You had to search far and wide to find it or you had to order it off specialist protein websites.
Things have changed and it is now quite commonplace – you can buy some of the bigger brands in food stores like Walmart & Target and many ‘health food stores’ now stock a wide range of brands.
And the good news is that powdered peanut butters work out relatively low in SmartPoints.
To make up the powders into a spreadable butter you are usually instructed to mix with a small amount of water until you reach the desired consistency.
However, I have heard that some people prefer to mix it with zero fat natural yogurt for a more creamy consistency.
Others add a little sweetener or honey for sweetness or a little salt to add a bit more depth.
Why not experiment and find a way that suits your taste best!
Of course some people just don’t like the powdered peanut butters and yearn for a lower point peanut butter spread.
Traditional Peanut Butters & Weight Watchers
Unfortunately, traditional peanut butters are much higher in SmartPoints than the powdered varieties.
I have listed a number of spreads below that range from 5 SmartPoints per 2 tablespoons to 7 SmartPoints per 2 tablespoons.
Some of them are flavored, some of them are ‘plain’, some are crunchy and some are smooth.
All are delicious!
How I worked out the SmartPoints
I worked out the SmartPoints for each of these peanut butters in the Best Peanut Butters for Weight Watchers by inputting the nutritional information into the official WW calculator.
The SmartPoints are correct at the times of writing (September 2020)
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Powdered Peanut Butter | 1 SmartPoint
Powdered peanut butters are a good alternative to the traditional spread as most are very low in SmartPoints!
They are now relatively easy to find in larger food stores and health food shops.
They are also available to buy from Amazon.
Powdered Peanut Butter | 2 SmartPoints
Most of the peanut butter powders work out at 1 SmartPoint for 2 tablespoons of powder.
However, there are a few that work out at 2 SmartPoints for 2 tablespoons.
Peanut Butter Spreads | 5 SmartPoints
I have found a couple of Peanut Butter Spreads that work out at 5 SmartPoints for 2 tablespoons.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this it looks like Jif have discontinued their very popular whipped peanut butter .... hey, don't shoot the messenger!
However, these 2 brands do have a lower SmartPoint value than the majority of other peanut butter spreads currently available.
Peanut Butter Spreads | 6 SmartPoints
Generally speaking, most peanut butter spreads work out at 6 SmartPoints per 2 tablespoons.
Serving sizes on the tubs tend to be per 2 tablespoons (32g - 33g) so this is why I have shown the SmartPoint values for 2 tablespoons.
On some of the brands I have also included the SmartPoint value for a 1 tablespoon serving.
On the brands that I haven't given the value for a 1 tablespoon serving I'd suggest that you check on your WW app before assuming that 1 tablespoon would be half the SmartPoints of 2 tablespoons!
Peanut Butter | 7 SmartPoints and over
Most peanut butter spreads work out at 6 SmartPoints for 2 tablespoons.
However, there are a number of peanut butters that work out higher in SmartPoints (usually because of more added sugars).
Just incase you are looking for a real indulgence, then I have listed some of them here!
Remember, nothing is off limits with Weight Watchers - just as long as you remember to track it!!