March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day!
Peanut butter has been a part of my life since I could eat solid food. I think it’s safe to say that many of us growing up experienced the typical peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a childhood staple. It is sweet, sticky, and full of protein. I also remember it being a big deal whether or not you preferred smooth or crunchy/chunky. I was a smooth peanut butter girl myself, while my brother was all about that crunch. No matter what camp you are in when it come to texture, however, peanut butter’s undeniable yummy taste has won the hearts of many a kid.
Peanut butter is good by itself (you know you’ve taken a spoon to that blessed jar more than once), and it is also amazing with chocolate, on sandwiches, and in baked goods. Though peanut butter can be quite good for you in moderation, it is also pretty dangerous if you find yourself going through a jar a week. And some brands are healthier than others! I’m not going to point fingers here, but check out the label to see what you’re really getting. I did, and it changed everything. I decided to go for the peanut butter that had one ingredient: peanuts. (Novel idea?) And though that sounds like a no-brainer, it does not taste the same as the yummy, sugar filled version that many of us grew up on. Be warned.
But why celebrate peanut butter loving today? I think the better question is, why not? I know I don’t need to be told twice.
How to Celebrate
Make peanut butter cookies. Or make ants on a log with peanut butter, celery, and raisins. Or make a PB&J sando. You can make this celebration as healthy or unhealthy as you please. My personal favorite way to love peanut butter would have to be a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. (Don’t judge until you’ve tried it. And yes, that is a challenge.) But anyways, to be quite honest, there are a million ways to enjoy peanut butter, so go all out today and celebrate.
Video of the Day
Anyone else make this noise while eating a spoonful of peanut butter?
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