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Peanuts: A Nutrient-Dense “Superfood”

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - If you are looking for affordable ways to get more  energy-boosting protein in your diet, you may want to try peanuts and peanut  butter.

With 7 grams per serving, peanuts have more protein than any nut. Coupled  with their more than 30 essential vitamins and nutrients, peanuts are  considered by many food experts to be a “superfood” capable of  providing lasting energy. That’s why they can be a smart addition to  your diet any time of the day.

Peanuts and peanut butter are also affordable sources of protein and  convenient—you can take a pack with you or stir peanut butter in a  smoothie or your oatmeal.

Value And Versatility

A growing number of families are finding that peanuts and peanut butter—with  their nutrition and flavor—offer both value and versatility.

For some, that means adding them to dinner recipes, such as a stir-fry  dish. Others consider them essential ingredients in salad dressings. Still  others will spread or sprinkle on toast for a quick breakfast, put in soups  and stews or baked goods and, of course, enjoy with jelly in a classic  sandwich.

Peanuts are even at home in a more elegant dessert such as this parfait.

Peanut Parfait

Ingredients: 1 cup of lemon or vanilla yogurt  (nonfat or low fat)   1 cup of your favorite fruits (e.g., blueberries, strawberries)   4 teaspoons of peanuts

Preparation: Slice fruit into bite-size pieces.  Measure ¼ cup of yogurt into the bottom of cup. Top with two  tablespoons of fruit and one teaspoon of peanuts. Continue layering until you  reach the top of your cup.