Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Recipes

I love peanut butter. I mean LOVE it. I could easily sit down with a spoon and eat half a jar. While I would never recommend that, yesterday I read an informative article about how peanut butter can reduce the risk of breast cancer. (the link to the article is located below) Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to create a few healthy food options that incorporated peanut butter.

Healthy Recipe Number 1:
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chia Seed Bagel

1 bagel
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 banana sliced
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds

Toast bagel, place 1 tablespoon peanut butter on each side of bagel, top with banana slices and sprinkle with chia seeds.

Healthy Recipe Number 2:
Peanut Butter Protein Bars

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
5 cups raisin bran
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped Craisins
1/3 cup protein powder

Heat honey in a large pot. Add sugar and stir until bubbled. Add cinnamon. Continue stirring. Stir in peanut butter and protein powder. Remove from heat and stir in raisin bran and Craisins. Line pan with foil and press mixture firmly on foil. Place in fridge for 4-5 hours. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Healthy Recipe Number 3:
Apple, Peanut Butter, and Granola Sandwich

1 apple, cored
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup low fat granola

Core apple and slice apple horizontally in several slices to create "bread". Spread two apple slices with 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Sprinkle with granola.

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