It’s the time of year when trends lists are as ubiquitous as detox ads. But how and why should you even attempt to try these trends? Peanuts and peanut butter go a long way in making less familiar or less loved foods more approachable. Here are accessible ways to try the latest food trends that focus on packing in flavor, health and convenience.
Soup it up.
As temperatures plummet, warm, nourishing soup is an ideal way to seek comfort and additional nutrition. Start “souping” with these ideas:
Kale, White Bean and Chicken Soup
Instant Pot is on the up and up but air frying is still riding high for cooking the food you love with less fat than traditional frying. Try:
Airfryer Baked Thai Peanut Chicken Egg Rolls
Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Chips
Plant protein has power.
Plant-based proteins aren’t synonymous with bland and boring. Try these ideas to make more of your meals plant-centered:
5-Ingredient Lemon Turmeric Quinoa
Coffee gets a kick.
Coffee has the inherit gift of caffeine but people are infusing it with even more substance by adding turmeric and other herbs, spices and superfoods. You can also try whisking powdered peanut butter into your next cup for a peanut buttery protein boost.
Get your gut in gear.
A healthy gut is important for a healthy body. Incorporating peanuts with fermented foods can make them more enjoyable to eat. Try:
Peanut Butter & Banana Kefir Smoothie
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