Archive | January, 2012

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

24 Jan

Heeeey there, remember me?  Well, that’s been a long hiatus, now hasn’t it?  Many, many, holidays have come and gone since October, so maybe the next time they come around I’ll make up for it and just back date it muahaha.  So, sorry about that, but science got in the way.

So, hopefully you’ll welcome me (us) back with open arms covered in peanut butter!  Wait ew, but yay Happy National Peanut Butter Day!   A gal pal from grad school used to go bonkers for pb, and this blog post is for her :o)

Here’s how I’m celebrating.

pb&a

See, if you pair pb with an apple, you trick yourself into forgetting how much fat (but hey it’s GOOD fat) is in the pb.  At the very least, the good and the bad neutralize each other.  It’s science, really. JEEZ.

I’m one of those strange people who doesn’t like pb&j.  It’s just too sweet for me.  I’ll eat a pb sangwich, or maybe a jelly sangwich, but not the two together.  Just too much sugarsugarsugarsugar.  Even if I had pb and sugar free jam or something, it’d be too sweet.  I’ll pass.

Anyway, here’s some cool stuff about peanut butter (source:  National Peanut Board):

The good fat in pb is the unsaturated fat.  This helps you lower your LDL cholesterol or “bad” as people like to call it.  The saturated fat content isn’t really that high, and is definitely outweighed but the unsaturated fat.  Your best bet is to go with natural pb, although it’s more expensive but better for you.

Peanut butter has NO cholesterol! Woo!

It takes 540 peanuts to make a 12 oz. jar!

If you’re looking for a reason to visit Grand Saline, TX, well look no further.  This city boasts the title of “world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich weighing in at a whopping 1,342 pounds.   Yeehaw!

Ya know how they got Mr. Ed to “talk?”  That’s right, peanut butter.

 

For your health and your happiness, be it crunchy, smooth, or X-TREME CRUNCHAY, celebrate National Peanut Butter Day early and often!

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