We’re nuts for peanut butter. And we’re not alone.
According to the National Peanut Board, 94 percent of U.S. households consume peanut butter. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school. Americans spend nearly $800 million on the delicious spread every year.
While peanut butter does have some saturated fat and sodium, eating it in moderation can be a boon to your health. Experts say that those who include nuts and nut butters in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat these foods.
- Check out our Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies recipe on the Signature Patient Website for a delicious treat that’s packed with hunger-quelling protein.
- Spread peanut butter on apple slices for a crunchy, satisfying treat.
- Grab one of our Peanut Butter Temptation protein bars. At just 100 calories, it’s a great on-the-go way to satisfy your peanut butter cravings without sabotaging your weight loss goals.
- Stir a spoonful of luscious peanut butter into your Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal to give your grains some gusto. Also try it with our new Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
- Pack more protein into a snack by mixing plain, nonfat Greek yogurt with 1½ tsp peanut butter.
- Can’t part with tradition? If enjoying peanut butter without the jelly seems downright blasphemous, try our PB&J Shake. It’s sure to please the purist in you!
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.
Active Medi-Weightloss patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods and recipes mentioned are appropriate for their phase of the program.