How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches did you eat as a kid? How often did you come home from school and find peanut butter and crackers with a glass of cold milk as your after school snack? How many RC Colas have you drank topped off with a layer of salty peanuts?
Many of us associate peanuts and peanut butter with our childhood memories. As we become adults, sometimes we shy away from foods from our childhood. March is National Peanut Month so let’s take another look at this healthy nut.
Peanuts have more protein than any other nut. Protein can help keep our muscles and bones strong. Protein helps us “feel full” and can knock out that between meals hunger pains. Also, peanuts contain “good fats” so while they taste great, they are healthy.
So, in honor of National Peanut Month, take a hint from your childhood and jazz it up. How about a peanut pie? Have you tried a peanut butter smoothie? How about spicy peanuts as an afternoon snack? Go ahead and have some fun with this healthy nut.
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