Nutritional Nugget – P is for Peanuts

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Post by Azmina Govindji @AzminaNutrition

 

P is for peanut butter

 

If you think peanut butter is high in fat, you’d be right. But the good news is that this is the healthier type of fat, unsaturated fat. Peanut butter gives you plant protein as well as nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, zinc, folate, and vitamin E. What’s more, there’s no butter in peanut butter! It’s typically made from around 90% ground peanuts that are blended to make them into a creamy paste. Choose natural peanut butter and check the label if you want to avoid added sugar.

 

1. Make it fruity. Slice a banana into diagonal chunks and roll in crunchy peanut butter and then sesame seeds.

 

2. Make a satay dip. Create your own satay sauce by mixing peanut butter with a little coconut milk, sweet chilli sauce and reduced salt soya sauce.

 

3. A protein provider. Add a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter to soups, curries, stir-fries, or stews. It makes a creamy thickener and adds valuable protein and fibre – a great enriched food if you’re recovering from illness.

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