The Best Way to Fuel the Day: Peanut Butter

The Best Way to Fuel the Day: Peanut Butter

Southern Peanut Growers’ “PB My Way” Recipe Contest Celebrates PB Creations for All Moments in Life

CANTON, Ga. (May 11, 2016) – Whether you’re a fitness junkie, busy parent, sleep-deprived student or diehard sweet tooth, peanut butter is the perfect pairing for all of life’s moments. To honor this sticky staple’s place in our lives, Southern Peanut Growers today is announcing the winners of its annual “PB My Way” recipe contest showcasing the dishes that best fuel PB lovers’ daily adventures.

“It’s easy to think of peanut butter as part of a simple snack or an ingredient in a decedent dessert, but with this year’s contest, we really wanted to challenge people to think of ways to incorporate PB into all aspects of their lives,” said Leslie Wagner, executive director for Southern Peanut Growers. “Whether you’re on-the-go, looking for a mid-day energy boost, reaching for a sweet snack, or sitting down to a family meal, there’s always a place for peanut butter.”

Now in its seventh year, the annual PB My Way contest received hundreds of delicious recipe submissions from coast to coast. Inspired by this year’s theme “For Life,” entries included on-trend health foods like kale and quinoa, Elvis-inspired sweets and global dishes to delight palates all over the world.

Try one of these winning For Life Peanut Butter Recipes with your family:

Grand Prize Winner: Veggie Sammies with PB Satay Sauce
Take lunchtime to a new level by smothering your sandwich with a savory PB satay sauce. Save the extra sauce for a healthy veggie dip at snack time. Submitted by: Ben M., San Francisco

Snack Time Winner: Creamy PB Banana Popsicles
Smooth and sweet, these dreamy popsicles are the perfect melt-in-your-mouth treat on a hot summer day.  Submitted by: Mary L., Columbia, South Carolina

Sweet Celebrations Winner: Graceland Mini Cupcakes
Inspired by the King of Rock and Roll, these cupcakes are packed to the core with peanut butter. Top them off with candied bacon for a royally delectable dessert. Submitted by: Linda D., Coconut Creek, Florida

Fit Fuel Winner: PB Quinoa Kale Bowls
Power your workout with a colorful bowl packed with healthy superfoods and tasty flavors. Try it as a vegetarian dish or add your favorite protein for a hearty, wholesome meal. Submitted by: Veronica C., Glastonbury, Connecticut

Family-tested Winner: Peanut Apple Chicken Curry
A grown-up twist on the classic peanut butter and apple pairing, this new take on a traditional Indian dish is a total palate pleaser. It’s easy enough for a weekday meal that the family is sure to love. Submitted by: Jess A., Berkeley, California

For their participation, each category winner will receive a box of newly released and classic peanut butter products. The grand prize winner will receive a new Vitamix® high performance blender.  To learn more about Southern Peanut Growers’ annual PB My Way recipe contest, visit:

About Southern Peanut Growers
Established in 1980, Southern Peanut Growers is a non-profit trade association representing peanut farmers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. The organization educates American consumers about the U.S. peanut industry and its products.


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