While peanuts do have a high fat content, they contain healthy fats including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They do not contain cholesterol or saturated fats which are the fats that you need to limit. Peanuts and peanut butter have many great nutritional benefits. Peanuts have 7 grams of protein per serving which helps to keep you full. Protein is needed for energy and peanuts can definitely help to provide that. They are a good source of magnesium as well as antioxidants.
I eat peanut butter almost every day. My favorite ways to eat peanut butter are stirred into my oatmeal, on a banana or apple, or on whole grain toast with cream cheese or jam. To find out more information about peanuts, this site is an awesome source of reliable information.
Here are some recipes that I have made using peanuts and peanut butter:
Asian Peanut Coleslaw
Peanut Butter Granola and Granola Bars
Healthy Cranberry Peanut Bread
What's your favorite recipe using peanuts/PB?
Disclosure: I was provided with free peanut butter and peanuts for review and to create a recipe. All opinions are my own. All recipes are my own. Nutrition information comes from the Skinny on Nuts site and from my own nutrition education.