Be it breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner or supper – read on to learn why peanut butter is the spread for any and every occasion!
1. IT’S ACTUALLY HEALTHY
Sure your sun pat variety is packed with salt and sugar, but there are plenty of varieties out there which are made purely from the nut itself. It’s also an excellent source of protein (yay for vegans) and good fats and oils. So woohoo – a healthy snack!
2. IT WAS CREATED TO GO WITH JAM/JELLY
P & J, peanut butter and jam, peanut butter and jelly – these two were meant for each other from the moment they entered this world. The thick, slight saltiness of the peanut butter blends perfectly with the sweet jam (strawberry is ideal). Have in a sandwich or on toast mmmmm.
3. PAIR IT WITH APPLE FOR A GREAT SNACK
P & A, peanut butter and apple – who would have thought that this combo would be so darn delicious! Not only is it tasty, but it’s also one of the few sweet treats you can allow yourself which is a hundred percent regret free, as it’s all goodness.
4. IT GOES IN CAKE!!
Peanut butter in cupcakes, brownies, cookies or anything with chocolate is amazing! It’s because it goes so well with sweet tastes in my humble opinion. For example, check out these peanut butter brownies. Just wow!
5. IT TOTALLY GOES WITH SAVOURY TOO
Wack a dollop of this stuff in a stir fry or a creamy curry and it comes out an absolute treat. It adds a great nutty texture, particularly with crunchy varieties and a protein boost to your meal.
6. IT’S ALSO AMAZING ON ITS OWN
You can just eat it right out the tub. Or! You can mix it with other stuff to make these amazing peanut butter chips, which you can then put in cookies, ice cream or just eat by themselves.
7. YOU CAN MAKE IT YOURSELF!
You just whizz peanuts in the blender and add other tasty ingredients as you desire: salt, sugar, agave syrup – you name it! It’s that easy.
8. FINALLY AN AMERICAN IMPORT I APPROVE OF
No thank you to crazy shoppers on black friday or walmart. But peanut butter is an enlightened invention that has only enriched Great Britain’s lands and people!
9. IT CAN BE SUSTAINABLE
Any peanut butter that uses palm oil is a no no, on account of the poor orang-utans and the forests that it destroys! But there are plenty of brands like meridian that use no palm oil whatsoever – so you can eat away with a clean conscience.
10. IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING
Once you have become a seasoned peanut butter consumer you can discover the big, wide world of nut butters. Take your pick from cashew to hazelnut butter – or even three nut butters, or chocolate nut butter. The list goes on.
The world is now your peanut and nut butter oyster – enjoy every moment with the spread that rules all spreads!
Lots of love,