Peanut butter has gotten a bad wrap in recent years, but if you're not allergic to this delicious nut, it can be great source of protein, fiber, magnesium and potassium. In celebration of Peanut Butter Lovers Day today, we're sharing some of our favorite peanut buttery snacks we love for our kids. Oh, and who are we kidding - we love them too!
[Note: We know that peanut allergies are real and can be life-threatening. As much as we love our peanut butter, many of these snacks and treats may best be enjoyed at home where you can be assured of who you are impacting.]
Did you know?
- One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
- It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
- The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates from high school.
- Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
- Peanut butter even has its own phobia. Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
Buy It: Quick, convenient and equal parts healthy and indulgent, we love to throw these peanut buttery snack foods into sport bags and for an afternoon protein kick. We are big fans of KIND which has lots of tasty peanut butter snack options. Choose the KIND PLUS Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein for 7g of protein, KIND Healthy Grains Bars for a full serving of healthy grains like oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat or Kind Healthy Snacks Peanut Butter Whole Grain Cluster for snacking by the handful or a yogurt topping. If you don't eat them all yourself, your kids will love Good Health's Whole Wheat Pretzels filled with Peanut Butter. If your kids like their peanut butter snacks more chewy than crunchy, try Kashi's TLC Peanut Butter Chewy Granola Bar with 11g of whole grains, 4g of fiber and 7g of protein or the CharmedBar Peanut Butter Cherry-licious with a yummy salty/sweet combo created without any gluten, grains, dairy, soy or refined sugars. True PB fans will love our favorite squeezable peanut butter packs - Justine's Classic Peanut Butter and Earth's Balance Creamy Coconut and Peanut Butter - to eat however they like!
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Make It: If you have a bit of time, there are lot of delicious and easy peanut buttery snacks you can make, bake or blend at home. For a classic snack, spread some PB on celery and add some raisins for a time-tested Ants on a Log or this easy peanut butter dip for apples, carrots or banana. Our kids love helping to make and eat no-bake energy balls that blend oats, coconut, honey, peanut butter and chocolate chips for a yummy treat. Try a recipe or customize it with your own favorite add-ins (Chia seeds? Raisins? Flax?) This Peanut Butter Banana Bread made our house smell amazing, but our kids are definitely partial to a peanut butter smoothie made with bananas, PB, a bit of honey, and your milk of choice. The recipe doesn't call for it, but a little bit of cocoa powder thrown in is pretty amazing too!
What's your favorite peanut buttery snack?
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