Peanuts and peanut butter are one of America's favorite foods . Americans consune an average of 1.5 billion pounds of peanut butter and peanut products each year . That is more than 6 pounds of peanuts or peanut products per person . Peanut butter , roasted peanuts ground into a paste are a great source of many vitamins and nutrients . They have niacin , folate , vitamin E and protein . However , they do have caloeirs and fat , so watching your portion size is essential . Here are a few tips to enjoy peanuts and peanut butter in a healthy way :
Look for reduced fat varieties of your favorite spread , but read the label . They can have just as many calories . The types of peanut butter , smooth , chunky or chunchy , do not differ significantly in nutritional value .
Spread peanut butter on top of your morning waffles . Top fruits such as apples or pears with peanut butter for a little extra protein for a snack .
Used crushed nuts to coat chicken or other meats . Mix peanuts with popcorn and dried fruits for a healthy snack that is a little salty and sweet .
Peanut Butter Lover’s Cake
Servings: 16 Cook Time: 35 mins Main Ingredient: peanut butter
1 can Baker's Joy® Original Non-Stick Baking Spray with Flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use natural) (divided)
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla (divided)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 . Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray two 8 x 8- baking dishes or pans with Baker's Joy® spray. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Beat 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup peanut butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed about 5 minutes or until creamy.
2 . Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Reduce speed to low and alternately add flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in peanut butter chips. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
3 . Remove can from pans and cool completely. Beat remaining peanut butter and butter until creamy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and remaining vanilla until smooth. Gradually add heavy cream and continue beating 3 to 5 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, spread 3/4 cup frosting over top of cake. Place remaining layer on top and frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
A proud grand-poppa G .
Justin Bieber has a bit of a reputation for being the less-than-ideal next-door-neighbour, with the star previously being sued for egging the homes of those who live around him.
However, it seems that Justin’s bad habits kicked in before he even got famous, with the star’s childhood neighbour coming forward to reveal that it was absolute hell to live next door to the Canadian superstar during his youth.
Yep, from playing knock-down-ginger to terrorizing local cats, the unnamed neighbour has spoken out about the ordeal of growing up next door to the star - and we reckon it’s definitely too late to say sorry.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, they explained: “There’s nothing good I can say about him. I’m just glad he is gone. He was always throwing pears into our pool. He’d scare our cat. We used to phone other locals when he was out saying, ‘Be careful, Justin is outside’.
"My house was egged three times by that kid. If we went on holiday he’d play games on my lawn. After one winter we found 16 of his ice hockey pucks there.
"He’d play basketball on the lawn and trample on the plants. There was never a sorry. If there was mischief to be had, he’d have it. He’d make our life a misery.”
Despite the neighbour claiming that Justin was not an ideal person to live next to, staff at the star’s former secondary school have also spoken out about pre-fame Biebs, and paint quite a different picture.
Pricinpal Martin Ritsma added: “He never graduated but we’re definitely proud if him. When he started to get well known online he turned up at school one day in the limo. The girls were impressed.
"He was a regular kid into his ice hockey and basketball. Since then we’ve been watching his career take off. He went through a bit of a shaky time but he has held it together. Good for him.”
Still, they weren’t the ones having eggs thrown at them, were they?