I fix my husband breakfast each morning. My grandchildren are served the same breakfast when they visit. I put peanut butter on their daily apple. It makes their breakfast less boring and is good for their health.
Peanut butter is packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat as well as vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and protein.
However, not all peanut butters are created equal. Here are some factors to consider when purchasing peanut butter:
- Oil. All peanut butter has oils. Stir your peanut butter before spreading.
- Sugar. Natural brands have about half as much sugar per serving as commercial brands.
- Natural. Be sure to read the ingredient label, since “natural” does not mean it has no added sugars and oils. True natural PB has only peanuts and a little salt.
Here are four great choices for a healthy peanut butter:
- TEDDIE OLD FASHIONED ALL NATURAL
- SMUCKER’S NATURAL
- TRADER JOE’S ORGANIC
- WHOLE FOODS 365
AND GRAMMAS YOU KNOW WHY APPLES ARE HEALTHY: AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY!!
Do Something GOOD Today: Make yourself a peanut butter sandwich with a healthy choice of peanut butter.