Homemade Lower Calorie Peanut Sauce (made with PB2)

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This Low Calorie Peanut Sauce is amazing on absolutely everything. It's ready in less than 5 minutes, is insanely flavorful and has a fraction of the calories and fat from using PB2 instead of natural peanut butter. Add to veggie bowls, rice noodles or use as a dipping sauce with raw veggies for a healthy snack.
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Fully mixed peanut sauce in a small bowl.

Low Calorie Peanut Sauce

I’m going to introduce you to one of my favorite things in the entire world. This low calorie low fat easy Thai peanut dressing that goes with literally anything. I get a burst of happiness every time I make it and pretty sure you will too.

It’s made with PB2 instead of peanut butter which drastically reduces calories and fat but has the same amazing savory rich flavors as any other peanut sauce.

This sauce is delicious in lettuce wraps or even put in on shrimp tacos for a twist!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Made with simple ingredients.
  • 53 calories and 1g of fat per serving.
  • Add to everything!
Lettuce wraps with peanut chicken, bell peppers, carrots cucumbers, lime and peanuts on top with extra peanut sauce.

What is PB2?

If you’ve never experienced PB2…..the time has come. It’s a GAME CHANGER.

PB2 is powdered peanut butter. It’s made by removing the oil from peanuts and then gridding the peanuts into powder. It has all the flavor of regular peanut butter with way less fat and calories. In 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter there are 188 calories and 16 grams of fat. In 2 tablespoons of PB2 there are 60 calories and 1.5 grams of fat.

Use PB2 as a powder and add to smoothies or add water to the powder to make into a paste, like we do for this delicious peanut sauce. No matter what you do with it, you won’t be sorry.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this low calorie peanut sauce. See the recipe card below for the complete list of ingredients and instructions:

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use soy sauce in place of coconut aminos.
  • Any brand of powdered peanut butter.
  • Pure maple syrup or honey in place of lite pancake syrup.

Dietary Modifications

  • Gluten-free and dairy-free, as written.

How to make this peanut sauce (a visual step-by-step guide):

Step 1: add to a bowl and mix!

In a medium bowl, combine the peanut sauce ingredients, mix until well combined and set aside.

Red curry paste, cinnamon, garlic, red pepper flakes, syrup, water, coconut aminos and PB2 for the sauce.

What to serve with this homemade peanut sauce recipe:

The possibilities are endless! Use this flavorful sauce anywhere you would use peanut sauce.

Use as a salad dressing, drizzle over Buddha bowls or add to peanut butter stuffed dates. Add to pad Thai or make into peanut noodles.

Use as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies, fresh spring rolls, peanut chicken wraps and chicken satay.

How to store your low calorie peanut sauce:

Place any leftover sauce in an airtight container or mason jar and use within 4 days.

What to serve your peanut butter sauce with

Serve with lettuce wraps, on wraps, drizzled on pizza or burgers, on grilled chicken and stir fry. Add extra water to make a more liquidy consistency and add it to salads as a salad dressing. If you love this sauce you’ll love all the creative ways I use it in my cookbook, Macros Made Easy.

Drizzle over Buddha bowls or add to peanut butter stuffed dates. Add to pad Thai or make into peanut noodles.

Use as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies, fresh spring rolls, peanut chicken wraps and chicken satay.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other recipes:

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Fully mixed peanut sauce in a small bowl.

Low Calorie Peanut Sauce

Danielle Lima
This Low Calorie Peanut Sauce is amazing on absolutely everything. It's ready in less than 5 minutes, is insanely flavorful and has a fraction of the calories and fat from using PB2 instead of natural peanut butter. Add to veggie bowls, rice noodles or use as a dipping sauce with raw veggies for a healthy snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 53 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup PB2 powdered peanut butter 78g
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. lite pancake syrup 30g
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos 75g
  • 3 Tbsp. red curry paste (1 Tbsp. for MILD)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, 10g
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes.

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl combine the peanut sauce ingredients and mix well to fully combine.
  • Add to wraps, stir fry, salad or dip with grilled chicken.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 
  • Serving size = 2 Tbsp. 30g
  • Want is thinner?? Just add water to your desired consistency. It’s great with added liquid and some freshly squeezed lime juice to turn into a salad dressing! 
  • The sauce packs a punch. For MILD heat use 1 Tbsp. red curry paste. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tbsp.Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 298mgSugar: 5g
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    omg, thank you for this. Peanut sauce is my fav but not so healthy so this is exactly what I needed. SO good.

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