Peanut Butter: Feel Outside the Sandwich
byon 07-07-2012 at 09:16 PM (136 Views)
"Peanut butter has been a pantry and sandwich staple in households for generations. However this beloved American icon is much more than a spread destined to partner with jelly. Peanut butter is also a nutrient dense food that is sometimes overlooked as element of a wholesome lifestyle. Incorporating peanut butter into a selection of dishes and snacks can help add important nutrients to ones diet plan.
A single serving of peanut butter - just two tablespoons - gives eight grams of protein, two grams of fiber, 10 percent of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamin E and 12 percent of the RDI of magnesium. Moreover, the USDAs new MyPyramid recognizes the importance of varying dietary protein sources and suggests that peanut butter, along with nuts and other nut butters, might be substituted for meat or poultry in meals. Moreover, peanut butter is cholesterol free of charge and contains zero grams of trans-fats per serving.
A walk down the grocery store aisle reveals a wide choice of peanut butters to meet diverse tastes and dietary demands. Creamy, crunchy or with a touch of honey, Smuckers All-natural Peanut Butter and Jif Peanut Butter brands supply an assortment of choices, including lower salt and reduced fat varieties.
Think outside the sandwich and spread peanut butter on apple slices for a delicious snack, put a dollop in yogurt or even stir into hot oatmeal. Peanut butter can also be the basis of sauces that can turn plain noodles or chicken into a delightfully exotic dish as in this recipe for Asian Noodles with Chili-Nut Sauce.
ASIAN NOODLES WITH CHILI-NUT SAUCE
three tablespoons Smuckers
Natural Chunky Peanut
Butter, Jif Further Crunchy
or Just Jif Peanut Butter
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1-two tablespoons Chinese chili oil
1/four cup rice vinegar
two tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 (10 ounce) package Chinese
wheat noodles or 1/2 pound
package complete wheat spaghetti,
cooked according to package
4 green onions, sliced diagonally
into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, chili oil, rice vinegar and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir to blend well. Toss drained noodles with chili-nut sauce, onions and peppers. Cool noodles to room temperature. To serve, place noodles on serving platter, garnish with sesame seeds. For a variation, add 2 cups chopped cooked chicken. buy stun guns"