There are so many ways to enjoy National Peanut Day today. You can bake peanut butter cookies, watch a ballgame with a bag of whole peanuts, enjoy a nice chunk of peanut butter fudge, or make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Try these ideas to keep the celebration going all day long.
Breakfast: Switch up your morning routine and sprinkle a handful of peanuts on your yogurt or oatmeal. You get seven grams of protein in a one-ounce serving.
After workout: Add peanuts or peanut flour to your favorite fruit smoothie. You’ll get a boost from the fruit and other foods you add. The peanuts are a good source of vitamin E, fiber, magnesium and folate and are an excellent source of niacin (Vitamin B).
Lunch: Boost your protein intake by spreading peanut butter onto your sandwiches. If you like crunch, sprinkle crushed peanuts onto your salad.
On-the-go: These do-it-yourself Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars use peanut flour. They are tasty, portable and fill you up until dinner. They also freeze well to celebrate another day.
Dinner: Add a peanut sauce to one of your favorite dinner dishes. Here’s a great one: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce. Or toss two tablespoons of peanut flour into soups, protein coatings and baked goods to add almost eight grams of protein to any dish.
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