While breakfast is no doubt the most important meal of the day, studies show that layering on peanut butter for breakfast can satisfy cravings and help control blood sugar into the afternoon – even past a high-carb lunch.
And, to celebrate peanut butter’s perfect place in the center of a power breakfast plate, Southern Peanut Growers is sharing five delicious PB recipes sure to become week-day favorites.
According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, eating peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control a person’s blood sugar throughout most of the day, even when individuals eat a high carb lunch. Calling it a “Second Meal Effect,” the study noted that consuming peanut butter or peanuts significantly reduced cravings for up to 12 hours, while also significantly increasing the hormone that gives individuals a feeling of fullness and satiety.
That extra edge we all need every morning is also one of the most common and affordable staples in our pantry. Not only do peanuts have the most protein of any nut, peanut butter has the good monounsaturated fat with no trans-fat. Peanut butter is a convenient, versatile, healthy and inexpensive way to boost your protein intake – any time of day but perhaps most effectively at breakfast!
To help you power up in the morning, Southern Peanut Growers sugges ts these five breakfast recipes – one for every weekday – that can satisfy you and your family well into the work- or school day.
Manic Monday morning? This creamy and fruity smoothie takes less than 5 minutes to prep and also features milk, honey and Greek yogurt.
Tuesday: No-Bake PB Energy Squares
Mix up your morning routine with combo of PB, oats, cranberries, peanuts, honey and brown sugar for a great source of fiber and antioxidants.
Wednesday: Breakfast with Elvis
This breakfast sandwich layering grilled PB, bananas and butter is not only fit for The King, but anyone craving a powerful protein boost in the morning hours of hump day.
Thursday: Easy PB & J Tarts
A fresh take on a childhood favorite, these homemade peanut butter and jelly breakfast pastry tarts are a tasty grab-and-go solution to your end of week hustle.
Apples may be second to jelly as the perfect peanut butter pairing. Wake up over a warm bowl of chai tea, PB, granola and Granny Smiths to help unwind heading into the weekend.
To discover more PB-powered recipes, visit http://peanutbutterlovers.com/category/recipes/
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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