Peanut butter sometimes gets a bad reputation for being high in calories, but it’s a healthy food that is quite nutrient dense. Peanut butter is a good source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. The combination of these macronutrients helps to slow down digestion, making peanut butter a very filling and satisfying food.
In addition to protein, fiber, and healthy fats, peanut butter is a source of:
- Vitamin B6
I love to add peanut butter to both sweet and savory recipes, like peanut butter and jelly oatmeal, homemade peanut sauce, chocolate peanut butter tart, and no bake chocolate peanut butter bars.
Note: All of my recipes with peanut butter use natural peanut butter, with peanuts as the only ingredient.