Imagine: It’s race day. The temperature is just right, the air is fresh, camaraderie is high and your best run seems like it’s at your fingertips. But if one critical piece of the picture – nutrition – is missing, the race will probably not be your most enjoyable or fastest. Whether you’re running a 5K or a marathon, include nutrient-dense foods before and after the race.
No one likes to get a parking ticket. But paying for the citation with a donation of peanut butter is an awesome way to give back, especially for those in need. For the second year in a row, The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) conducted their “Peanut Butter Parking Campaign” with the dual purpose of educating students about parking on campus, and creating awareness about local food insecurity and why food banks want peanut butter.
Peanuts and Coke aren’t the only drink to incorporate America’s favorite nut. Greg Best is a master mixologist who has worked with peanut ingredients for years, and he loves the flavor that peanuts add to a drink. He was one of the founding partners of the renowned Holeman & Finch Public House, and he recently opened one of the hottest bars in Atlanta today, Ticonderoga Club. Best knows a thing or two about operating a successful mixology program. So we sat down with him to find out how he’s popularizing peanuts behind the bar and get the scoop on his favorite peanut cocktail.
We’re all looking at ingredient labels more closely, and some consumers are concerned when they see oil listed on a peanut butter ingredient label. A label may say partially or fully hydrogenated oil, or palm oil or palm fruit oil.
Here we breakdown what each of these oils are and the affect they have on peanut butter and our health.
To keep our energy levels up, each meal and snack should contain a good proportion of carbohydrates (the more whole grain or fruit/veggie based, the better), protein and good fats. Peanut butter is a natural fit as it provides more protein per ounce than any other nut as well as a great dose of mostly unsaturated fats – the good kind. Not to mention, it is shelf stable so packing it for lunch or a snack makes it more portable than most options.
Chef Elizabeth Falkner is a tour de force in the culinary world. Not only is she a talented chef, she’s also a fitness fanatic and active with many causes to support women, health awareness and more. We gained some insights about what inspires her, her favorite ways to use peanuts and peanut butter in the kitchen and what she has planned for future.
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