Vegan & Vegetarian

Looking for recipes highlighting fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds, peanuts and peanut butter? Find them all here, along with plant-based eating tips that follow the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Two “Diets” Worth Trying: Mediterranean & Flexitarian

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is not an advocate for extreme diets that cut out whole food groups. But there are two eating patterns I can get behind: Flexitarian and Mediterranean. I view them as eating patterns because they are relatively sustainable and health-promoting. 

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

It’s no secret that many Americans fall short when it comes to eating the recommended five daily servings of fruits and veggies, despite the health benefits. Many of us know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. So, why aren’t we getting enough? Here are some common barriers to fruit and veggie consumption, and strategies to help you add more produce to your plate.

How to Make Your Veggies Taste Good

We’ve heard it since we were kids: Eat your veggies. But they are classically the food on the dinner plate that is least exciting, and for some, eating vegetables has felt more like an obligation than a pleasure. Now, veggies are where it’s at. In fact, chefs throughout the country are making them the priority instead of the afterthought. 

Protein from Plants? The surprising places you can find protein in your pantry

More Americans than ever are interested in eating plant-based foods high in protein. You may be surprised to learn that there’s a lot of protein hiding in your pantry. To include more plant-based protein foods in your meals, consider the following items we have shared with you.

Author Q&A: Sophie Egan on How to be a Conscious Eater

To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It’s about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. Find out more in this Q&A with author, Sophie Egan.

Food Trends: Peanuts and the Gen Z POV

When it comes to food trends, Gen Z is putting their money where their mouth is. While it’s too soon to tell how the global pandemic will influence Gen Z’s long-term attitudes and behaviors, here’s a look at their current point of view on food—and what it means for peanuts.

Citrus Salad with Mint and Peanuts

This beautiful salad is fresh and light--with the addition of a creative duo, roasted peanuts and mint.

What Food Trends Were Spotted at the Fancy Food Show? Plant-Based Everything!

We spotted a variety of plant-based products, from jerky to ice cream, and the show even offered a plant-based pavilion for brands to highlight their meatless goods. As brands continue to develop new plant-based products, the opportunities for incorporating sustainable, nutritious ingredients like peanuts will continue to grow.

10 Restaurant Trends to Watch

Dynamic food and beverage trends are a hallmark of America’s foodservice industry. These trends not only provide a timestamp of our food culture, with its steady adoption of global ingredients and menu concepts, but trends also provide growth opportunities in the competitive foodservice industry. Keeping pace with menu and flavor trends gives chefs and menu developers an edge, allowing for menus that stand apart from their competition. In many cases, peanut ingredients can add both familiarity and exoticism to on-trend dishes. At Flavor & The Menu, we see the following 10 trends as big opportunities for 2019:

Cut Through the Clutter: Nutrition Insights for 2019

In 2018, I had multiple nutrition counseling clients come to me, seeking refuge after trying extreme fad diets. The side effects they experienced run the gamut, but they were all negative -- severe GI distress, food preoccupation, unnecessary guilt, dramatic weight loss followed by more weight gain than lost, feelings of failure and more. 

    

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