November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, which is a great time to learn a new PB snack recipe to keep your appetite in check between meals. And if you're not already a fan of the creamy or crunchy spread, it's a great time to try out some different ways of eating this wholesome nut butter.
Reasons to Eat Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a fairly high-fat, high-calorie spread, so you're not going to want to attack the jar with a tablespoon and an empty stomach. But two tablespoons (a serving) of PB has around 7 grams of protein and plenty of vitamins and fiber, so it packs a healthy punch that can boost your energy while helping you control blood sugar and contribute to digestive and heart health.
As with any type of food, make sure you consult your doctor or a dietitian before adding PB regularly to your diet, especially if you have specific health concerns.
Once you get the all clear, here are 6 ways to enjoy peanut butter in easy snacks you can prepare and eat right in your assisted living apartment.
Pair your peanut butter treat with a hot cup of your favorite tea or coffee or a refreshing cup of chocolate milk to complete snack time.
If any of these snack ideas sound like something out of your childhood, embrace it. You don't have to be young to enjoy the good stuff!
During National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, put some of these healthy snack ideas to work in your assisted living apartment or share your favorite PB recipes with others in the community. Or, put those recipes to work right here at The Gardens by whipping up dishes to share in the country kitchen.