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Tasty Tuesday by Anna Grindeland, RD, CD: The cheapest protein foods and how to cook them, part 4

By: Anna Grindeland, RD, CD

Peanut Butter: You probably have it in your cupboard. Put it to use with one of these unique or classic recipes:

Try it:

  • Roll-ups: When it’s too hot to cook, why not make this simple snack for dinner? Spread 2 Tbsp. peanut butter on 1 whole wheat tortilla, add sliced fresh strawberries or bananas and roll up!
  • PB & J Parfait: Layer ½ cup plain yogurt (I like the Greek kind, but any kind will work), 2 Tbsp. peanut butter, and 1 spoonful of your favorite Jelly or Jam. Top with granola for a bit of crunch.
  • Elvis smoothie: Blend ½ banana, 2 tbsp. peanut butter and 1 cup milk to a blender. Mix to enjoy one of Elvis’ favorite flavor combos.
  • Peanut Sauce: Mix all ingredients in a blender or chop and combine by hand: 1 inch piece of grated ginger (or 1/4 tsp ground ginger), 1 garlic clove (or ¼ tsp dried garlic), ½ cup peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, 1 tsp brown sugar, ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you’re feeling spicy). Add water as needed to thin. Use to drizzle over stir-fry dishes, as a dip, Asian salad or wrap dressing, or to dress up rice.
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