To keep our energy levels up, each meal and snack should contain a good proportion of carbohydrates (the more whole grain or fruit/veggie based, the better), protein and good fats. Peanut butter is a natural fit as it provides more protein per ounce than any other nut as well as a great dose of mostly unsaturated fats – the good kind. Not to mention, it is shelf stable so packing it for lunch or a snack makes it more portable than most options.
Warm weather beckons us to enjoy the great outdoors, but don’t let those long summer days get cut short by a sudden drop in your energy level. Here’s some nutrition tips for fueling your fun in the sun and overcoming obstacles like hanger and fatigue.
By Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD
When the weather heats up at our house, I am always inspired to make frozen treats. My family’s favorite is my homemade peanut butter ice cream, but they also enjoy a variety of popsicles too. This weekend, with the weather in my area of the country heating up quickly, we decided to try something new and the outcome was delicious!
It’s no secret that many Americans fall short when it comes to eating the recommended five daily servings of fruits and veggies, despite the health benefits. Many of us know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. So, why aren’t we getting enough? Here are some common barriers to fruit and veggie consumption, and strategies to help you add more produce to your plate.
It’s the time of year when trends lists are as ubiquitous as detox ads. But how and why should you even attempt to try these trends? Peanuts and peanut butter go a long way in making less familiar or less loved foods more approachable. Here are accessible ways to try the latest food trends that focus on packing in flavor, health and convenience.
Pumpkin pies and jack o lanterns have their place in this season’s festivities, but pumpkin can do so much more. They can be used from sweet breakfast dishes to savory dinner pastas. Plus, pumpkins are a good source of vitamin C and an excellent source of vitamin A, making them the perfect Superfood to pair with protein-packed peanuts.
Autumn brings with it familiar cool weather foods, from apples and gourds, to pumpkin spice everything. But chefs and foodies in the South get most excited about another fall harvest crop – green peanuts.
Green peanuts are not actually green.
Pumpkin spice lattes, gum, cereal, and did we see pumpkin spice marshmallows? This classic fall flavor is everywhere! In fact, 34 percent of Americans rank pumpkin spice as the top flavor for the season, according to a survey by Hershey. If you love pumpkin spice as much as you love peanut butter, you’re in luck today! Here are some exciting new products and recipes that combine these delectable flavors.
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