Dark leafy greens, and brightly colored berries and fruit fill the shelves at farmers markets in the summer. But as you load your basket with that amazing produce, you might wonder what to do with all of these Superfoods. Here’s a suggestion: pair them with peanuts!
Peanuts are also a Superfood with 30 vitamins and minerals, so combining them with other nutrient-dense produce creates a nutritional powerhouse! We wanted to start the season of Superfoods off right, so we took note from Dr. Julia Nordgren’s kale and peanut vinaigrette cooking video, and asked her and @PeanutRD to join us in a #PeanutPower Superfoods Twitter Party hosted by blogger Liz of Lizventures.com (@BlueViolet) to discuss bringing together peanuts and other Superfoods.
Party participants offered great ideas and NPB gave away more than $300 in prizes! Here are some of the highlights from the discussion:
Is it easier or harder to eat healthy in the summer? Why? #peanutpower
A1 – Easier! I love fresh, local produce! Somehow, the meals are prettier, more flavorful! #peanutpower
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How do you like to use peanuts and peanut butter (Superfoods) at home? #peanutpower
Lately, grilled shrimp over rice noodles, topped w/ siracha and peanuts, wrapped in lettuce! #peanutpower #ad
For an interesting spin on Dr. Julia’s shrimp and lettuce wraps, try this recipe for shrimp and pork rolls with peanut sauce!
What’s your favorite Superfood? #peanutpower
A5 I love pomegranates and peanuts because they can be used in lots of ways. #PeanutPower
Check out this Superfood recipe for peanut pom salad.
What qualities do you look for in a Superfood? #peanutpower
A6. Punch of flavor, antioxidants and vitamins #peanutpower
What tips do you have for introducing your family to new foods? #peanutpower
A8: Make mini appetizers so they can try new flavors #PeanutPower
What’s in snack? Well if it has peanuts and other Superfoods, you can be sure it will have flavor and nutrition. And for the young, picky-eaters, sneaking in some Superfoods with peanuts or peanut butter is a good way give them something they’ll eat without knowing its good for them.
What are the best ways to pair peanuts and peanut butter with other Superfoods? #peanutpower
A10: salads or smoothies! I could live off these! #peanutpower
Q10;) Salads! I learned that tonight! #PeanutPower
A10 In glazes, sauces, dressings, would add great flavor to Superfoods! #PeanutPower