March 1st is National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter was always a staple food in my home. It’s inexpensive and it’s packed full of nutrients. Plus, there’s so many different types of recipes that have peanut butter as a main ingredient, in naming them all I would sound like Bubba sounding off shrimp recipes.
This little legume is a powerhouse packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. While peanut butter may be a high-fat food, it is really good for you. Monosaturated fats help promote heart health, and the combination of the protein and fiber help you stay satiated for a longer period of time. In fact, 1.5 ounces of peanut butter per day may reduce your risk of heart disease.
The Skinny On Peanut Butter:
Per one serving (1 oz. or 2T)
3 mg Vitamin E
208 mg potassium
0.17 mg Vitamin B6
March 1st is National Peanut Butter Day! Here’s 5 decadent recipes to help you celebrate.
This decadent twist on a heathy snack satisfies three cravings: apples, chocolate, and peanut butter.
Cheesecake lovers rejoice! This rich, silky treat is mixed with utterly nutty creamy peanut butter that will make your heart sing with happiness.
Need a boost during your day? You need to try this recipe. It’s easy to veganize by substituting honey with maple syrup. Try not to eat them all when you’re making these!
This is the mother of all peanut butter cakes. Guaranteed to satisfy every sweet tooth, on several levels. You’ll get your cake fix, peanut butter fix, chocolate fix, and candy fix in one dessert! Bake your cake in a heavy duty nonstick cake pan so you don’t ruin this ooey gooey treat.