It’s no secret that peanut butter is the ultimate pantry staple. Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s packed with so many health benefits that our bodies need to thrive and survive, nourishing your body from the inside out. Peanut butter is also the perfect addition to any snack (…even straight from the jar!), as well as in savoury meals, snacks and desserts.
Keep reading if you’re interested to find out what these health benefits are, and how you can create delicious meals using Goodies Peanut Butter.
Peanut butter is a healthy addition to your next pre/post-workout snack, as a 2 tablespoon serve provides 6 grams of carbohydrates and 8 grams. This protein boost will help maximise muscle repair and recovery. It’s also important to consume enough carbohydrates after exercising, as this allows our bodies to replenish its energy stores.
Although peanut butter has a relatively high fat content, we shouldn’t be scared of this. Peanut butter provides an excellent source of ‘healthy fats’, also known as monounsaturated fats. These fats are an essential part of our diet, as they help reduce our ‘bad’ cholesterol which lowers our risk of heart disease. Monounsaturated fats also play an important role in helping our bodies absorb fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E and K. Without enough of these fats in our diet, we could be putting ourselves at risk for vitamin deficiencies.
Peanut butter is also a great addition to any sweet treat or baked good! We wouldn’t be surprised if you came across a raw dessert recipe that didn’t require nut butter. Not only does peanut butter provide a creamy, fudgy texture, but when paired with ingredients like dates and coconut oil, it creates a caramel-like flavour, which makes for the most indulgent dessert!
Peanut butter is also a great addition to many savoury dishes. The rich and fragment flavour can transform any basic week-night meal. Try adding a spoonful of peanut butter to your next salad dressing, marinade, curry paste or noodle bowl.
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