As the Mom of two active and always-eating-teenage boys….
I know it can be a challenge (for many) when it comes to preparing: nutritious and delicious dishes the whole family will enjoy. Peanuts and peanut butter are an economical quality protein source (my pocket book sure appreciates this!) and, staples in Canadian homes.
If you’re suffering from: “What the heck do I make for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack syndrome” I’ve got you covered with healthy meals and snacks made with peanuts and peanut butter!
Why? Peanuts and peanut butter are loaded with plant protein, fibre and heart healthy fats.
Did you know? Peanuts have more protein than any other nut and are an excellent source of magnesium, niacin, and Vitamin E.
For more information on the amazing health benefits of peanuts, visit www.peanutbureau.ca
The following recipes are simple to prepare, healthy, taste delicious. Click on each title for link to recipe.
Spring Fling Quinoa Bowl *Meatless Monday never tasted so good.
Peanut Butter Hummus *Perfect excuse to dip-some-veggies!
Chili Chocolate Peanut Butter Popsicles *A gourmet twist on a hot summer day treat.
Japanese Style Peanut Popcorn *Move over potato chips, movie night munching just got a make-over.
Chickpea, Sweet Potato and Spinach Roti *Add a kick of heat (and plenty of plant protein) to your weeknight dinner recipe repertoire.
Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars *Celebrate Canada Day 150 early with these sinfully delicious Nanaimo Bars.
Charmaine Broughton is a food media specialist and recipe writer for Running Room Magazine. “I eat, cook & play with food for a living = why I run!!” she says with a laugh. She’s a regular guest on a variety of morning shows across Ontario, sharing her enthusiasm for all things edible. Most importantly, Charmaine is the mother of two active, and always hungry teenage boys; Tyler & Colgan. She understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping time, budget and her sanity in mind.
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