Vegan & Vegetarian

Looking for recipes highlighting fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds, peanuts and peanut butter? Find them all here, along with plant-based eating tips that follow the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Conserve Water with What You Eat

Forty states are expected to have water shortages over the next ten years. U.S. communities are starting to face both quality and supply issues, unrelated to drought, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). America’s agriculture sector accounts for about 80 percent of U.S. water consumption, according to the USDA.

And peanuts are the most water efficient of all nuts, using only 4.7 gallons of water to produce one serving (1 ounce) compared to almonds, for example, which use 80.4 gallons per ounce. Worldwide peanut production contributes to just 1 percent of the global water footprint, which is the measure of water used to produce goods and services.

4 Plant-Forward Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

Vegetables are so hot right now.

Seriously, all the trendy restaurant chefs are doing something amazing with vegetables – making them taste good. The good news is you can do that right in your own kitchen.

Get the Dirt on Clean Eating

Search the hashtag “cleaneating” on Instagram and you will find images of super-lean women taking mirror selfies at the gym. There are also photos of low-calorie, “ice-cream” and “milkshakes,” plates of only vegetables, and a bunch of guys’ washboard abs.   All of these photos are sending the same message: Eat clean, and you’ll be a much more attractive person with a better life than the one you already have – the one you have while you’re eating … dirty.

5 Simple Tips to Move Plant-Forward

Did you know that eating more plants can help your health and the environment simultaneously?

It’s true. Eating more plants and plant-based foods like peanuts is linked to better health for both you and the world around you. Going plant-forward is simply eating more plant-based foods without eliminating animal products. 

Charcuterie Made Simple: Three Culturally-Inspired Combos

Whether you’re hosting a casual backyard barbeque or an upscale dessert party, a cheese and charcuterie board is a great addition to the menu. A crowd-pleasing appetizer board doesn’t have to require much prep time, and it will keep guests occupied so you can enjoy hosting.

3 Nutritious Tips for Glowing, Healthy Skin this Summer

Spring is in the air: blooming flowers, morning birdsong, al fresco dining, and more daylight, which inevitably leads to more time in the sun.

Have you thought about how you will take care of your skin as you spend more of your days outside?

Maybe it’s sunscreen, an umbrella, protective clothing or a wide-brimmed hat – all essential tools.

But what about food?

From Nutritious to Indulgent, Dietitians’ Peanut Recipes are Packed with Flavor

Dietitians sometimes get a bad rap as the food police. You might think that this crowd only eats peanuts as dry roasted, unsalted nuts. Well, prepare to be amazed! Most RDNs believe healthy eating doesn’t require eliminating fat and salt or denying yourself dessert, and should be about satisfying all of your needs – mental, physical and emotional.

Put Plants Forward at Your Next Meal

While the U.S. population still gets most of their protein from animal sources (meat, poultry and eggs), there is no doubt that plant-based eating is a growing trend in our country. And plant-based protein sources, including peanuts and peanut butter, lentils, beans, seeds and soy products are becoming more popular, and for good reason.

How to Make Your Veggies Taste Good

We’ve heard it since we were kids: Eat your veggies.

But they are classically the food on the dinner plate that is least exciting, and for some, eating vegetables has felt more like an obligation than a pleasure.

Now, veggies are where it’s at. In fact, chefs throughout the country are making them the priority instead of the afterthought. 

    

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