Kids love the great taste of peanut butter, and school nutrition professionals love the protein and other key nutrients of this American staple. Some schools, however, struggle with managing peanut products due to concerns about food allergies. Others are unsure of how to use peanut butter as an ingredient in meals beyond the typical PB&J. We sat down with two experts in K-12 school nutrition to get their insights on the importance of peanut butter in nutrition programs, advice on managing food allergies, and culinary tips to elevate school meals with peanut butter.
Do you ever come home from vacation and feel like you need a “detox”?
Well, you don’t.
In fact, your kidneys and liver will take care of that for you. But there are some wellness tips and tricks to help you feel great from the time you pack your bags all the way until you’re back home on that work grind.
I always love a challenge, especially when it comes to baking. My inspiration for this cake came from Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perleman. I have made her Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake on several occasions - always to rave reviews. I wanted to take these peanut products and create a riff on the olive oil cake. The green peanut oil lends a slight earthy and vegetal note, but as you continue with subsequent bites the sweetness of the grapes, the nutty quality of the cake, and the crunch of the topping will excite your taste buds and make you want more!
When you think crunch, what comes to mind? Time crunch, ab crunch or the satisfying crunch of food? We all want to do our best to be productive, fit and well-fed. So how do we find the right balance?
Craft brewers are defining this artisan field by experimenting with varying consistencies, characteristics and flavors of their brews. Some are even incorporating familiar flavors like peanut that complement classic beer notes, such as the roasted flavor of a dark, malty porter. While brewers create their beers with depth and complexity that are enjoyable well enough on their own, any beer sommelier will tell you that just like a fine glass of wine – craft beer is even better with food.
Dietitians sometimes get a bad rap as the food police. You might think that this crowd only eats peanuts as dry roasted, unsalted nuts. Well, prepare to be amazed! Most RDNs believe healthy eating doesn’t require eliminating fat and salt or denying yourself dessert, and should be about satisfying all of your needs – mental, physical and emotional.
You’ve probably started seeing peanut powder in the stores. No doubt, it’s gaining popularity as one of the latest trends on how to enjoy your peanuts! The demand for drinkable peanut powder is expected to gain traction in the health drinks market. A quarter cup of peanut powder has 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber with just 50 calories and 1 gram of sugar.
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