5 Ways To Add Peanut Butter To Your Diet- Making It Healthy And Tasty
Sandwiches and smoothies? Nah! We give you 5 interesting ways to add peanut butter to your diet.
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Rich in proteins and packed with good fats, peanut butter is every fitness enthusiast’s favorite snack time partner. But apart from those obvious smoothies and heaped scoops gobbled as it is, how can you eat peanut butter? Are there any interesting ways to add it to our diet?
Here are five ways you can add peanut butter to your diet. No, we aren’t talking about peanut butter sandwiches or cookies. Promise!
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5 Interesting Snacking Ideas With Peanut Butter
Whether you are using a creamy, crunchy, or crispy peanut butter variant, these recipe ideas are a great way to incorporate a protein punch into your diet.
1. Ragi and Peanut Butter Barfi
This barfi is a rich source of calcium and protein. Ragi flour, sesame seeds, peanut butter, ghee, and jaggery together are a powerhouse combination. Make sure to roast the ragi flour and combine the ingredients well for a smooth, fudge-like barfi. The peanut butter adds a nutty flavor which you will just LOVE!
2. Peanut Butter Dip
Forget chips and crackers! Fruit sticks with peanut butter are the new trend. Add chocolate chips or coarsely pounded almonds for an extra layer of texture. You can also opt for the MYFITNESS Chocolate Peanut Butter (Crispy) which we reviewed earlier. Its crispy texture, thanks to generous amounts of rice crispies, adds a fun texture to the otherwise creamy peanut butter.
3. Tofu Peanut Butter Sticks
Tofu and peanut butter are both plant-based sources of protein. For vegans or people avoiding dairy, this recipe is a fantastic way to add some peanut butter to your diet.
Add peanut butter, oil, salt, chilies, ginger, garlic, and a splash of soy sauce and vinegar. Whisk this with a fork and your marinade is ready! Cut long, thin strips of tofu and dunk them in the marinade. On a non-stick pan or grill pan brush some oil and cook the tofu from all sides.
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4. Thai Style Peanut Butter Skewers
Chicken skewers or paneer and veggie skewers are a delicious snack when you are craving something salty. Choose a protein of your choice, like chicken, tofu, or paneer, and some veggies that you love. We suggest broccoli, onions, and bell peppers. Add these to a bowl of peanut butter marinade and grill away!
5. Oats And Peanut Butter Laddoo
Laddoos are love! Boondi, besan, or coconut we can never say no to a little laddoo. What if we tell you that this can be turned into something healthy and protein-rich? To make oats and peanut butter laddoo you need only a handful of ingredients including rolled oats, honey or grated jaggery, peanut butter, and finely chopped nuts. Roll them in desiccated coconut if you’re a fan of coconuts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the interesting FAQs about peanut butter.
1. Is eating peanut butter good for you ?
Peanut butter is a spread made from roasted peanuts, jaggery and vegetable oil. It has the goodness of peanuts. It is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron and protein. It is the healthier option that helps in managing blood sugar levels.
2. Does peanut butter make you fat?
Peanut butter with a balanced diet does not make you fat. As we know anything consumed above the daily limit or in excess can cause weight gain or other side effects.
Peanut butter, when consumed in moderation is a great snacking option which is a good source of protein.
3. How much peanut butter should I eat in a day?
The daily limit of peanut butter is around one or two tablespoons per day. It’s better to consult a physician about your daily consumption limit if you are going through any ailment as it is a high fat food.
Peanut butter is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a great source of protein. We mentioned 5 ways of adding peanut butter to your lifestyle. Also, some traditional recipes taste amazing with a peanut butter fusion.
Have you tried any off-beat peanut butter recipes before? Which is your favorite way to add peanut butter to your diet? Send in your suggestions in the comment section below.
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