While we celebrate peanuts (and peanut butter!) daily, March is officially National Peanut Month. So, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite peanut-y recipes for you to enjoy in March and beyond.
And if you’ve ever wondered if peanuts are actually good for you in addition to being delicious….the answer is YES! Peanuts contain a mixture of protein, healthy fats, and some fiber, which is a combination of nutrients that keeps you super satisfied. Peanuts also deliver a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins which help your body turn food into energy. And finally, these little nuts (which are actually legumes) are loaded (LOADED!) with antioxidants. In fact, they pack in more antioxidants than some fruits!
5 Ingredient Peanut Cup Energy Bites: Put 5 ingredients in the blender or food processor and miraculously get a delicious snack ball that tastes like a peanut butter cup? Sign us up. Dana, from Minimalist Baker, knocks this snack out of the park. P.S. These are great for travel!
Raspberry Chia & Peanut Butter Parfait: This layered breakfast recipe is so pretty and delicious, it’s worth making the separate layers. It’s a peanut butter chia pudding topped with a dragonfruit protein smoothie. Ksenia from Breakfast Criminals knows her breakfast parfaits.
Chocolate Peanut Butter (Secret Ingredient) Breakfast Smoothie: We won’t tell you what the secret ingredient is (you’ll have to check out the recipe) but we guarantee that you will love this smoothie. It’s one of our favorites and packs in plenty of peanut flavor.
West African Peanut Soup: Talk about comfort food. This soup from Kate at Cookie + Kate is smooth, flavorful, and unique. And if you’re thinking that peanut butter in soup sounds really strange, try this recipe and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t try it sooner!