This is a guest blog by Lisa, the Health Nutt
Did that say, Cashew Butter?
Because it really should have said Cashew Better
(I have lame jokes, but I don’t care. You love me, anyway!
Seriously. I have had my share of nasty nut butters in the past. In fact, I remember buying a cashew butter a few years ago. I went to the store with my mom, and I remember being SO excited when I spotted some cashew butter. Obviously, peanut butter has my heart, but my favorite 2 nuts are pecans and cashews (hey- how come they don’t have pecan butter??). So, I came home with the jar, took a big spoonful of it, and YUCK. It was horrible! Pasty, no flavor, and just wrong wrong wrong.
But then- Kettle Foods sent me a jar of their Cashew Butter. I was skeptical, hesistant even. Would this taste the same? I dipped my knife in after stirring it up a bit, and…
YUMMY! It was so creamy and really tasted like someone took fresh, buttery cashews and grounded them up into this nut butter. It tasted like it had salt-but there was NON added!! Honestly, you don’t miss it a bit! It has a sweet aftertaste to it as well. PERFECT on toast, or crackers, the website even suggests rice cakes. I was perfectly content with the combination of spoon + jar +Lisa’s mouth= one happy camper! (speaking of camping, I bet this nut butter would ROCK on s’mores!)
Overall, this nut butter is really excellent. It gets 4 1/2 stars in my book. Honestly, if you can’t have peanut butter for whatever reason (I feel for you, I really do
), and are looking for alternatives, look no further than Kettle Food’s
1 oz (about 2 Tbs) is 160 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 5 grams of protein.
Cashews, Sunflower and/or Safflower oil. (I always love the foods that taste awesome with the short ingredient list- connection, perhaps?