Take a moment to ask yourself: What motivates me to eat well?
If your key motivators behind eating a healthy diet are weight control and/or weight loss, you are not alone. As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I notice the driving force behind many people’s desire to develop a healthier diet is typically weight-focused.
But there are often forgotten physical and mental health benefits of eating a balanced, varied and nutrient-dense diet– that have nothing to do with your body size:
Most of us grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Mom or Dad would make it for us to take to school, or it was the first “meal” we could make on our own. When the rest of the world is in chaos, we can always rely on the comfort of a PB&J.
Introducing new foods into your baby’s diet is exciting and consistent research is showing that adding peanut products as early as 4-6 months can help reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy later on in life. Have fun introducing your little one to peanut butter by adding it to easy recipes that the whole family will love.
Whether you’re hosting a party or entertaining for friends, the food you serve should be a memorable part of the event. Passed hors d’oeuvre are a little passé. Why not get your guests involved in a more interactive and inspiring way to nosh? Try a do-it-yourself peanut butter sandwich bar to enliven your soiree.
The history of how peanut butter met jelly is a little fuzzy, but one thing is for certain – they were meant to be together.
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