It’s National PB Lover’s Month!


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By: Nikki Nies

First, let me be the first to say Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.  As one of many who not only uses peanut butter on a daily basis, but relies on it for my delicious PB&J’s, I’m looking forward to this month to share my appreciation. peanut-butter-lover-monthI may even experiment with some new peanut butter recipes!

Nutrition Facts for 2 tbsp of Chunky Peanut Butter:

  • 188 calories
  • 16 g of fat/24% Daily Value (DV)
  • 5 mg of sodium
  • 238 mg of potassium/6% DV
  • 7 g carbohydrate/2% DV
  • 2.6 g fiber/10%
  • 2.7 g sugar
  • 8 g protein
  • Magnesium: 12% DV
  • Vitamin B6: 5%

Benefits:

  • Good source of fiber–2 g/serving
  • Good source of protein–8 g/serving
  • Keeps you full longer, eating less in the long run
  • Good fat–source of monounsaturated fat
  • Source of vitamin E–3 g/serving
  • Source of magnesium–49 mg/serving
  • Source of potassium–208 mg/serving
  • Source of vitamin B6–0.17 mg/serving
  • Can decrease risk of chronic diseases–i.e. heart disease, diabetes
  • Can boost energy

When grocery shopping, choosing the right peanut butter for you can seem daunting as not all peanut butter’s are the same.  Keep in mind if you want to limit your intake of unhealthy fats and sodium, choose “natural” peanut butter as it’s generally healthier. Unnatural peanut butters may contain artificial ingredients to enhance its taste.

Great list of a recipes can be found at: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-recipes/10-healthy-peanut-butter-recipes

http://peanutbutterlovers.com/category/recipes/ or http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_peanut_butter_recipes

  1. Peanut Butter, Banana and Chia Seed Bagelwich
  2. Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce
  3. Sweet Potato Peanut Bisque
  4. Chicken with Mole Sauce
  5. Frozen Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie
  6. Peanut Butter Granola

As with any food, moderation’s key to enjoy your peanut butter and eat it too.  Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Month and enjoy!

Source: http://peanutbutterlovers.com/2012/11/spread-the-love-this-national-peanut-butter-lovers-month/

http://bestfriendsforfrosting.com/2012/11/national-peanut-butter-lovers-month/

http://www.healthambition.com/health-benefits-of-peanut-butter/

http://www.prevention.com/food/smart-shopping/healthy-eating-why-peanut-butter-good-you

http://blog.friendseat.com/national-peanut-butter-lovers-month-infographic/

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