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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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Get Heart Smart with Peanuts

World Heart Day

Monday, September 29, 2014 is World Heart Day which is supported by the World Heart Federation. This year the main focus is to create heart-healthy environments in our homes, our communities and our nation. You can take part in World Heart Day by simply doing things that are heart friendly such as going for a walk or eating nutritious foods like peanuts or peanut butter.

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Better with Peanut Butter: 7 Yogurt Recipes

Peanut Butter for Breakfast Month

It’s almost the end of Better Breakfast Month. We’ve shared some ideas for smoothies and oatmeal, but wanted to conclude with another go-to breakfast item: yogurt. Almost as versatile as peanut butter, yogurt can satisfy alone or serve as a tasty way to add protein to your favorite recipes.

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Vintage Peanut Recipe: Chocolate Scotcheroos

Vintage Peanut Recipes

As we usher in the fall season, we found a finger-licking Chocolate Scotcheroos recipe as part of our ongoing vintage recipe series. It is a very easy to make scrumptious dessert with crispy rice cereal, chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch–what’s not to love?

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Better with Peanut Butter: 7 Smoothie Ideas

Peanut Butter for Breakfast Month

September is Better Breakfast Month, a wonderful way to celebrate how we can make the most important meal of the day better. Over the next few weeks we will highlight typical breakfast items and how you can make them quicker, easier, and tastier. Our recipe ideas will show how to make the most out of your morning meal, without sacrificing on flavor and nutrition.

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Quick Breakfasts for Busy Families from Dr. Julia: Peanut Power Granola & Pumpkin-Peanut Pancakes

Julia Nordgren

If your mornings are anything like mine, it is a huge challenge to get a healthy breakfast on the table. My bleary-eyed children can’t find matching socks, the library books are lost, work is calling – not the best time to prepare a hot, nutritious meal! But the busier we are, the more important it is to make breakfast nutritious and satisfying.

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A Parent’s Perspective on Peanut Allergy Testing: Part II

Family with Pediatrician

Chef and registered dietitian Garrett Berdan is the father of a child diagnosed with a peanut allergy. Since then, Garrett’s son was retested and has outgrown his allergy. Garrett and his family went through all of the phases of proper diagnosis and we thought his experience would be beneficial to share. Check out Part I of his story here.

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