In addition to the yummy, creamy deliciousness, there are a lot of reasons why you should add nut butter to your day. I can still remember when the only sandwich I would eat as a child was peanut butter and jelly. I’m sure that there are still a lot of moms out there that can identify with me on that one. Of course, your don’t need to be limited to just peanut butter. There are a lot of different types of nut butters that are available now for you to choose from including the new LARA Nut Butters available exclusively at Costco. Thank you to LARA Nut Butters for sponsoring this conversation today.
5 Easy Ways to Add Nut Butter to Your Day
Nut butters are loaded with good-for-you nutrients including protein. One of the best reasons to add more protein to your diet is because it helps you feel full longer. Just imagine a plate full of celery and how long you typically feel full after eating it. Now, fill that celery with a creamy nut butter, and you’ll feel the difference.
One of the easiest ways to add nut butter to your day is to spread it on your favorite toast, bagel, muffin or other bread product. But, for those of us who avoid processed carbs, that’s not really an option. This is one of my kid’s favorite ways to add protein to their breakfast, but I tend to look for options that don’t include grains.
Stir it into Greek Yogurt
You have an added protein kick for the peanut butter because Greek yogurt is also a great source of protein. I choose plain Greek yogurt and then stir in a spoonful of the new LARA Nut Butters along with a sliced banana. It’s a yummy breakfast that’s quick to prepare. You can try the Banana Nut or the Chocolate Coconut LARA Nut Butter.
Dip your Celery
I love celery with nut butter. It’s one of my favorite good-for-you snacks. Celery is an excellent source of fiber, Vitamin K, and potassium. If you’re at all familiar with potassium, you’ll know that it’s necessary to keep a good balance of fluids in your body. It’s also a great after exercise snack. When you combine it with the added protein in nut butter, it’s perfect for those that are trying to curb their snack cravings.
Make Gluten Free Pancakes
One of the easiest ways to make gluten free pancakes requires no flours at all. Simply stir together two mashed bananas, two eggs, and 1/4 cup of LARA Nut Butter to make a batter. Then drop by spoonfuls and cook like you would regular pancakes. YUM!
Add it to Oatmeal
The kids love instant oatmeal but I refuse to buy those little packages of instant oatmeal. Instead, you can stir in LARA Nut Butters and fresh sliced apples or bananas for a delicious homemade instant oatmeal. Just imagine sliced banana with the LARA Banana Nut Nut Butter or sliced apples with the LARA Chocolate Coconut.
Stir it into a Smoothie
Smoothies are so much better for you than milkshakes but they have the same delicious taste. I use two frozen bananas, one (3 ounce) cup of Greek Yogurt, 1/3 cup of LARA Nut Butter and 1/2 cup of milk. Just toss it all in your blender and blend until it’s smooth and creamy.
- ½ cup of milk
- ⅓ cup LARA Nut Butter
- 3 oz of Greek Yogurt
- 2 frozen banana
- Place everything in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
If you’re looking for a delicious way to add nut butters to your day, look for these LARA Nut Butters available exclusively at Costco (NorthEast and Bay Area).