5 Healthy Ways to Use Peanut Butter
Here are a few healthy ways to use your favorite creamy spread.
Peanut butter remains on everyone’s list of favorite foods. Along with its unmistakable decadent flavor and texture come healthy nutrients like protein, fiber, healthy fats, magnesium, iron and potassium. Here are five healthy ways to prepare the nutty goodness, plus 10 stupendous recipes.
Pass on the jar altogether and make your own creamy, dreamy PB, or go for a dehydrated version of powdered peanut butter for a protein-packed smoothie. Finally, try whisking up peanut butter with coconut milk and chili-garlic sauce for a killer savory dipping sauce.
Give this nut butter a deep chill to make a one-of-a-kind frozen treat.
Since you can use less butter, recipes for peanut butter cookies often have less of the unhealthy type of fat.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy peanut butter bars and cookies without an oven. These no-bake goodies are filled with the goodness of whole grains.
Use peanut butter to make a velvety filling for cupcakes, French toast, pancakes and crepes.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.