Happy Peanut Butter Lovers Month, which means it’s the happiest time of the year! 😉
In honor of Peanut Butter Lovers Month, I thought it’d be fun to give my fellow PB lovers a quick PB 101 lesson before blabbing on about my favorite ways to enjoy peanut butter!
Take a seat kids, it’s about to get intense!
Peanut Butter 101:
- It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter
- The world’s largest peanut butter factory churns out 250,000 jars of peanut butter a day <– I need to work THERE!
- 60% of consumers prefer creamy over crunchy
- Americans spend over $800 million on peanut butter a year
- The peanut is not a nut, but a legume
- The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school – INSANE!
For more fun facts, click here!
Enough with the learning, let’s talk about the best ways to eat peanut butter!
Here’s a few of my favorite ways to scarf down a jar of pb:
#1 Peanut Butter Dipped Grapes
Oh I’m sorry, you’ve never tried this? Freak. SO good, and I mean SOOOOO good! Fork a purple grape, dunk it in your favorite peanut butter and pop that sucker in your mouth. Continue on until either you run out of grapes or peanut butter. At that point, run back out to the grocery store for seconds.
#2 Peanut Butter Dipped Pretzels
Oh my god. If you’ve ever been suckered into the peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets that you can find at stores, you’ll like this even more. Not only can you control the amount of peanut butter to drench your pretzel in, but your peanut butter is also fresh and creamy. Dip away!
#3 Peanut Butter Spoons or Fingers
When a craving hits, a craving hits. Sometimes there’s not enough time to even consider putting peanut butter on fruit or toast or in a shake.
#4 Peanut Butter Toast
Oh so heavenly when the peanut butter drips down the sides of your bread and onto your fingers and you have to lick your fingers so you don’t waste a drop of peanut butter. Oh sorry, got a little carried away.
#5 Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwich
Hello childhood. No explanation needed here.
#6 PB Smeared Banana
I just joined this cult several weeks ago, since I always went for the pb grapes but with the latest addition of PB2 in my pantry, this has been a new go-to snack. You can have fun with this treat depending on how you want to eat it. You can go classy and cut up banana slices and smear the pb on top of each slice, you can cut the banana lengthwise and make a pb banana sandwich, or do like me and just top the banana with pb after each bite. I know how to get it done.
#7 Peanut Butter Apple Slices
Another childhood favorite, just make sure you overdose each slice with peanut butter. It’s necessary.
Oh shit, this month is also National Good Nutrition Month so try not to go through too many jars of peanut butter. And that time I mentioned loading on hunks of peanut butter, errr try to control yourself and use the recommended serving size.
One last fun one. November also hosts National Raisin Bread Month, so go grab some raisin bread and top it with a healthy amount of peanut butter.
There. How’s that for covering 3 national so and so months in one meal.
What are your favorite ways to enjoy peanut butter?