Nuts are highly nutritious and peanut butter is no exception. Peanut butter is heart-friendly, lowering the risk of a range of illnesses and conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and gallstones. It also promotes strong bones and is a great source of energy for people who lift weights or take part intense workouts. Here are some different ways to add peanut butter to your diet beyond spreading it on bread.
One of the most annoying things, when you’re eating ice cream, is the way it begins to drip from that tiny hole at the bottom of the cone. Prevent this irritating eventuality by adding a spoonful of peanut butter to the bottom of the cone before piling on the ice cream.
Peanut butter cookies are a classic and a favourite with many different recipe styles to try out. Some take as little as 20 minutes to make. This can make a great vegan snack. Another favourite is peanut butter fudge made by mixing peanut butter and chocolate. You can also make peanut butter cupcakes.
Sauces and curries
Blend peanut butter with your favourite savoury sauce for a new nutty taste. Peanut butter can be added to a variety of curries including chicken curry, sweet potato curry and peanut shrimp coconut curry. You can also add peanut butter to tasty, cooked banana curry, locally known as matoke.
Add a spoonful of peanut butter to your fruit smoothie to make it even more delicious and healthier to boot.
More people are making their own homemade snack bars. Add peanut butter to your preferred mix. It makes an excellent binder, sticking all your ingredients together.
If you love peanut butter and popcorn, here’s a way to enjoy them both. Boil ½ cup of sugar and 1/2 a cup of honey. Next, add ½ cup of smooth peanut butter and some salt to taste then toss your popcorn in and mix until it’s completely covered. Let it cool then enjoy.
Peanut sauce is the classic dipping sauce for grilled chicken skewers and makes a delicious dipping sauce for other skewers as well including shrimp and vegetable skewers. It’s also a great dip for a veggie platter.
You can substitute peanut butter in recipes that call for butter. The how if it may vary from recipe to recipe but when baking, it often works just with an added nutty taste.
Peanut butter goes especially well with apples and pears and is heavenly with bananas.
If you have a stubborn child or a pet that’s too smart for its own good, you can hide medication inside a spoon of peanut butter and then give it to them. The peanut butter will hide the pill and mask the taste of the medicine.
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