Making peanuts and peanut butter part of your day

Packed with protein, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, peanuts and peanut butter are part of a healthy diet. They can be a flavourful meat alternative in meals, and as a snack will keep you satisfied and full longer than other foods. When hunger hits, think outside the box – or peanut butter jar – and get creative:

  • • Two tablespoons (30 mL) of peanut butter spread on apple slices or celery sticks is an energizing snack any time of day
  • • Sprinkle chopped peanuts on your favourite salad or in a stir-fry for added crunch and flavour
  • • For a blast of protein at breakfast, add a tablespoon (15 mL) of peanut butter to a fruit smoothie; strawberry and banana are always a hit
  • • Warm up a tablespoon (15 mL) of peanut butter in the microwave for a creamy and nutritious frozen yogurt topping
  • • Give your veggies an extra nutrition boost by swapping your usual dip for peanut butter
  • • Drizzle a mixture of warm peanut butter and honey on top of yogurt or granola for a treat at breakfast or snack time
  • • Incorporate peanuts and peanut butter into your baking for a boost in taste and nutrition

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