November 11, 2011

Peanuts: The Healthy Snack

I was recently contacted by the National Peanut Board to make a recipe using peanuts. Below you will find 5 different recipes using peanuts or peanut butter.

First, I want to talk to you about how great peanuts/peanut butter can be in your diet. I was reading a magazine a couple of weeks ago and read something that saddened me.  I woman wrote in saying that she is on a diet and thinking that she could not have peanut butter or peanuts because of their fat content.  This misconception is something that I want to help clear up.

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.

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