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World Series: What the Pros Eat

Peanuts and Baseball

As the nation tunes in to the World Series, we thought it would be interesting to look at the diet behind these world-class athletes. How does America’s favorite nut help baseball players (and you) stay energize and perform well? Our friend, registered dietitian Marie Spano has tremendous experience in helping athletes and everyday champions achieve their nutrition goals.

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This National Nut Day, Splurge on Nutrition without Breaking the Bank

Nut Day

Did you know that all nuts including peanuts are nutritious? Peanuts even have more protein than any other nut—7 grams per serving. Compare one ounce of dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, almonds and pistachios and you’ll find that all three contain 160-170 calories, 13-15 grams of mostly good fats and 2-3 grams of fiber.

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A Winning Combination: The Rise of the Peanut Butter Cup

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

If you’re a candy lover, chances are you remember these two popular statements from the old peanut butter cup commercials: “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter on my chocolate!” And of course, despite the initial exasperation from having their favorite snacks ruined, the actors came around and realized that […]

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Top 5 Peanut Butter Halloween Treats from Pinterest

Monster Mouths for Halloween

Halloween is just a few weeks away and we searched Pinterest to find the perfect kid-friendly DIY treats using peanuts and peanut butter. Spend your weekend preparing these delicious treats with your family. Here are our favorite top 5 pins: 1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Witches Brooms 2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies   3. Halloween […]

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Give Back During Food Bank Week

Food Drive

As the season and weather change, unfortunately one need remains constant this fall: food for the hungry. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.8 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. The statistics about hunger in America are startling, but we all can help.

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Celebrate the Sweet Side of October with Peanuts

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Did you know that October is the sweetest month of the year? It is both National Cookie Month & National Dessert Month and we’re celebrating with peanuts and peanut butter. It is time to make those family-favorite peanut cookies and desserts.

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The Bottom Line on Peanut Butter Alternatives

Peanut Butter Sandwich Alternative Feature

While peanut butter and jelly remains a classic favorite for families, many new “alternative” nut butters have been introduced. The Washington Post recently turned to a group of kid experts to test out the various alternative butters available today. They spoke honestly about flavors and naturally compared it to the staple PB&J. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at how PB&J compares to other nut butters from a nutritional standpoint.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Smackdown

CandyApplewithPeanuts

To celebrate the spirit of fall and National Apple Month, our office held a caramel apple challenge. See the winners here.

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8 Ways to Get Your Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Fix

Pumpkins and Cranberries

If you love pumpkin as much as you love peanut butter, you’re in luck today! Here are some exciting new products and recipes.

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“Make the Switch” to Whole Grains and Peanuts

Peanut Apple Toastie

This September is Whole Grains Month and the Whole Grains Council is encouraging you to “Make the Switch” from refined grains to whole grains. According to the Whole Grains Council, whole grains have evidence-based benefits including decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Studies also show that whole grains offer improved weight maintenance. As a part of a well balanced diet, whole grains and peanuts can both play very important roles.

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