Something as small as a peanut can take your recipes and overall health to new heights. Thanks to their affordable price, versatility, and many health benefits, peanuts are the trifecta of a perfect ingredient. That's why we're spotlighting four quick and easy yummy recipes to fuel your day, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.
Beyond your conventional peanut butter sandwiches, these recipes offer exciting, healthy ways to get your fill of protein, 19 vitamins and minerals, heart-healthy fats and fiber.
And what better way to start the day than with a freshly made peanut butter and jelly smoothie! Made with creamy peanut butter, fresh bananas, greek yogurt, blueberries and milk, this breakfast essential kicks off the day just right and keeps you full until lunchtime.
Peanuts make for an amazing snack option, too, and these next two recipes might surprise you with how simply delicious they are. First up is a delightful springtime Peanut Peach Salsa. The color alone is enough to make your mouth water. With crunchy peanuts, freshly diced peaches, pepper, onion, tomato, and cilantro, this salsa is every chip's best friend.
If you've never had peanut sauce before, you'll want to try this one. Made with just five simple ingredients, this savory sauce is perfect for dipping veggies and chips, drizzled over salads, and so much more. You only need creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey and red chili sauce, and you'll have a new way to snack in no time.
Last up, let's talk dinner. After a long day at work, healthy options that are easy to make are made even easier with peanuts! Gather around the table with these Thai Chicken and Peanut Lettuce Cups. These are incredible. Inside every vibrant, green lettuce cup is a yummy mixture of white chicken, fresh veggies, rice stick noodles and peanuts topped with a savory Thai sauce that'll blow your taste buds away.
So there you have it. Peanuts make a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable way to get more out of their meals. For additional nutritional information and recipes, visit PeanutInstitute.com and discover how peanuts can transform any meal into something spectacular.