March is one of our favorite months of the year. Why? Because it’s National Peanut Month … and National Nutrition Month!
To kick off the celebrations we hosted a #PeanutPower Twitter chat earlier this week for dietitians and nutrition-minded folks.
Here are some of the highlights:
1. Peanuts have more protein than any nut. Surveys show consumers want to eat more. How can people use peanuts to eat more protein?
For more info about peanuts and protein, check out our Peanut Nutrition page.
2. Some people worry about eating foods that contain fat. How do you help your clients enjoy good fats like those in peanuts?
Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, including peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. For more, visit our Heart Health page.
3. It’s National Peanut Month and National Nutrition Month! How can peanuts help people bite into a healthy lifestyle?
For more about National Nutrition Month, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
4. A recent CDC study showed only 4 in 10 people eat nuts daily. What are some easy ways to incorporate peanuts into snacks?
Carlene Thomas RDN @CarleneHEA: I loved that boiled peanut hummus recipe you all shared a few years ago- I think that’s a fun spin! #peanutpower http://healthfullyeverafter.co/blog/2013/5/15/boiled-peanut-hummus?rq=peanut
Check out the study here: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1307352#t=abstract
5. Breakfast is important, but often skipped! What suggestions do you have for streamlining breakfast meals?
Visit our Power of Peanuts at Breakfast page for more ideas.
6. A healthy lifestyle is important at every age. How can peanuts play a part in healthy eating for the whole family? Recipes?
For more kid-friendly information, visit our Child Nutrition page.
7. Have you tried powdered peanut butter or peanut flour? Gluten free, 50% protein & great for using in smoothies, soups & more.
Get the scoop on peanut flour and powdered peanut butter here.
8. Peanut oil is a versatile and flavorful oil for cooking. How do you use/recommend peanut oil for cooking?
Learn more about peanut oil and other peanut ingredients here.
9. Athletes and weekend warriors are always looking for quick, nutrient rich foods. How do you recommend peanuts for these clients?
Find out more about how peanuts and peanut butter help Fuel the Athlete.
10. Peanuts and peanut butter are a great way to help people eat a plant-based diet. What are your fave peanut/veg recipes?
Check out these plant-based eating tips.