|Hooray for peanut butter protein!|
But lately it’s been given kind of a bad rap, so I am here to give you the scoop and clear up some of the unconventional wisdom that has been spread around.
Where would we be without peanut butter? Well I can think of a few places. We would be at the grocer more often waiting for our number to light up above the deli. Deli meat certainly doesn’t have the shelf life peanut butter boasts.
We’d be at the gas pumps more often to pay for the extra trips to the market. We’d be at the local coffee drive through, the one in between the gas station and the market. We’d be at the auto repair shop more often which is definitely not on the way to the supermarket. Now that’s going green, but not the kind I like. Tires and repairs are expensive!
We’d be at the ATM more often making fast cash withdrawals. Someone important said never leave home without cash, just in case. Let’s see, excluding the obvious deli expense, there’s the gas, the coffee, new tires, repairs to the car and the cash in my wallet which is only going to be spent on something I otherwise would not have gotten if I didn’t go to the ATM in the first place. Say that five times fast.
Getting back to the deli, I paid almost six dollars, ding, at the check out for a pound of sliced honey turkey. According to the USDA’s Natural Agricultural Statistics Service, peanut butter was a whopping 23 cents per pound in October of 2010.
We’d be in front of a hot stove more often cooking up meals with more meat and cracking open more eggs to get our protein. Peanut butter is less time consuming, except for the initial two minutes to mix the natural peanut butter with the oil. Ooh, did you know peanuts are cholesterol free? Buy the natural, no sugar, no salt, no hydrogenated infiltrated brand, no look a likes, please. My husband lost thirty pounds eating the nutty nutrition every day for three months. He’s ready to go as a Spartan next Halloween. With incentives like that it’s pretty easy to acquire a taste real fast for the golden paste.
We’d be doing more dishes, wasting more water, and buying more hand lotion for our dried out dish pan hands. Peanut butter is quick, easy, and requires very little clean up in the kitchen. Plus it is good for you. You’d be on the scale a lot less and in those jeans that you love a lot more. It’s great on green apples with raisins sprinkled on top. Try it, you’ll like it, and I promise you’ll be right where you want to be.
A few peanut butter facts for all you lovers of the nutty substance:
1. Peanuts are grown in 15 southern states and were first mashed by the Incas of Peru.
2. Dr. Carver invented 300 other uses for the peanut from axle grease to hand lotion.
3. Peanuts are a 400 million dollar business in the US.
4. Americans crunch 600 million pounds of peanuts each year.
5. Americans devour 700 million pounds of peanut butter every year.
6. Alan Shepherd brought a peanut to the moon.
7. Peanuts are really a legume, not a nut.
8. Two peanut farmers, Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were elected president.
Good Luck! Good Parenting!