Monday, April 16, 2018

Peanut sauce - 2 points on WW

Anyone who has met me, can tell you that I love Thai food. Cooking it the dishes I love from take out at home has been an ongoing project (see here my attempts at Pad See Ewe).

One of my frustrations since I started Weight Watchers, is that there aren't as many entries ethnic foods (hint hint WW powers that be). For example, I couldn't find a point count for my beloved Thai iced tea.

If you've read any of my recent posts, you also know that I am obsessed with low calorie powdered peanut butter. I might have to start ordering PB Fit by the case, unfortunately Amazon only sells the chocolate variety by the case.

I decided to try making a peanut sauce out of PB Fit so I could have it for Asian dishes, store bought peanut sauces can have a lot of sugar. You could easily use 1-2 points worth for an Asian dipping sauce. 1/4 of this recipe is 2 points, compared to 2 points for a Tb of most  pre-made peanut sauces, that's barely a dollop. This whole recipe is 8 points.

I initially used this sauce on a rice noodle stir-fry but it would also make a great dipping sauce for grilled chicken. I'm planning to try it shortly in my Instant Pot recipe for Asian style peanut chicken.


1/2 cup of PB Fit (or similar powdered peanut butter such as PB2)
1 Tb dark soy sauce (or you preferred soy sauce)
1/2-3/4 cup of water

Place PB Fit in a small bowl and add soy sauce. Whisk in 1/2 a cup of water. Gradually add small amounts of additional water until sauce reaches desired thickness.

If you are using it as a sauce on noodles like I did below, you might want a thinner sauce. If you are using it as a dip for chicken, you might want it a little bit thicker.

Each serving is 2 points on Weight Watchers Freestyle, the recipe makes 4 servings. The size of each serving will vary based on how much water you add. If you add more water, the serving will have a large volume but still be 2 points. With the full amount of water it's maybe 1/4 cup for a serving but to be honest I didn't measure because I poured it  all on some noodles and just included the full count for the sauce in my recipe. I put one batch of this sauce on a whole box of rice noodles, made with the full amount of water.
Peanut sauce on rice noodle stir-fry was 8 points/serving.
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