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.
Let’s talk about it. We all know them. The peanut obsessives in our lives who plow through a bag of peanuts at the ballpark before the second inning. The ones who don’t even bother with bread or an apple and just get their peanut butter fix with a jar and a spoon. While it might seem obvious that they’ll appreciate a gift of peanuts or peanut butter, why not give them something that fits their niche but adds a wonderful twist?
Nutrition studies are published constantly. Whether you’re a health pro or a health-minded consumer (or both!), sometimes it’s hard to navigate the world of nutrition research. One of our industry partners, The Peanut Institute (TPI) just launched a brand-new research data-base to help clear up the confusion when it comes to peanut nutrition research.
Weird food combinations are known to lead to debate among people who either love or hate the unique combos. Whether it’s peanut butter and pickles or pineapple on pizza, people are passionate about pairings and quick to share their feelings and taste preferences.
The most recent combination that has divided the nation’s peanut butter lovers is without a doubt the peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich.
Like many of us, Mike Hottinger grew up loving the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. However, the Wisconsin native decided to take his passion for a PB&J to the next level and opened his own restaurant, “Peanut Butter and Jelly Deli” in West Allis just outside of Milwaukee. With dozens of different sandwich options that use locally made peanut butter, there is no doubt that this deli is every peanut butter lover’s dream.
No longer should parents withhold the introduction of peanut foods from their infants until toddlerhood. In fact, new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) now recommend feeding peanut foods to infants as early as 4 to 6 months of age, depending on their risk for allergies, to prevent peanut allergy. Dr. Ron Sunog, is a pediatrician who helped develop Puffworks® baby. We sat down with him to find out more about the new guidelines, and how this product can help make early introduction easier.
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:
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