Peanut butter. America’s original finger food—remember getting into trouble as a kid for scooping it right out of the jar? One serving (two tablespoons) of peanut butter* contains:
*smooth peanut butter, with added salt and no hydrogenated oil
According to the American Heart Association, while all fats contain 9 calories per gram, all fats are not equal. In general, for a healthy diet, most of the fat we eat should be monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Here’s a great recipe from Crème de la Crumb, featuring our peanut butter pal.
**If you or a family member is allergic to peanuts, please avoid this recipe or substitute peanut butter with a comparable ingredient.
Bottom line: Healthy fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. For more information about the skinny on fats, check out the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Peanuts are not actual tree nuts. They’re legumes (along with lentils, peas and soybeans). These are the symptoms of peanut allergy:
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Enjoy your nutty-licious dinner. And keep wearing your protective face mask and practicing social distancing. We’re in this together.
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