Thursday, March 10, 2011

Skinny On Peanuts

Did you know that March is National Peanut Month???

Last week I was invited to a fun Event to celebrate this glorious month….“THE NUTROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: The World’s First PB&J Art Exhibit” Which was hosted by Peanut Butter & Co., National Peanut Board, The Food Bank Of NYC, and Openhouse Gallery. I was also asked to attend a  Health and Fitness seminar conducted by Deana Seagrave-Daly RD, LDN.

I invited my friend Jen since she is a photographer and I knew she would appreciate the artwork. Side note: check out her site, the girl is TALENTED!

We met at the gallery and then headed into the seminar….


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Here are some interesting things that I learned about Peanuts:

  • Peanuts and Peanut butter contribute to more than 30 essential nutrients.
  • Peanuts contain more protein than any other nut. 9 Grams per serving
  • Peanuts are an antioxidant
  • Peanuts score low in the Glycemic Index which means they provide a slower energy source to your blood stream and keep insulin levels steady. Including peanuts and peanut butter in your daily life can be an effective way to help control hunger
  • Peanuts and peanut butter are naturally low in sodium
  • They are naturally cholesterol free

After the seminar they treated us to snacks with peanuts being the guest star!

Peanut Butter Cookies:


Peanut butter smoothies:


Veggies and Fruit with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce!

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I also walked around the room to take a look at the new Peanut Marketing Campaign:

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We then went into the main gallery and looked at the fun and creative pieces….here are a few of my faves!

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After the event, Jen and I went to grab lunch and I wanted to stick with the theme of the day and had Shrimp with Peanuts!


Thank you Peanut Butter & Co. for hosting such a great event and thank you for my goody bag!!!




  1. Oh man, when I heard about this event, I was SO bummed that I live in Colorado. I LOVE PB&Co. Glad you go to go!

  2. I told my husband about how there's a whole giant peanut butter store and he was a little in awe. I think he wants to go!

  3. that is for sure a great event! i heard great things about it!
    and nice swag!

  4. I bet that was fun for you. Too bad you only like pb just a little...probably would have been more fun if you loved the stuff... ;)

  5. Whoa! So so so cool! I definitely need to check out that exhibit!

  6. I want EVERYTHING in this post! i love using peanuts and peanut butter in recipes....yum yum!

    I'll admit, I hate it when companies push the fact that peanuts and peanut butter are cholesterol free, naturally. is sugar and HFCS! So what?! Sorry, small little rant there :)

  7. So freaking jealous. I would be all over that goodie bag. Looks like such a fun event!

  8. Holy crap, that would be heaven on earth!!! What a fun event :)


  9. What an amazing event! I love, love, love anything and everything related to pb!

  10. Very cool. I saw this on one other blog and I am super jealous of you too now. So very cool you got to go to this.

  11. You lucky, lucky lady! You hit the motherload withe the PB & Co stuff. I wish they had a store here and then I would move in and live there.

    Have a great weekend lady!

  12. i'm SO jealous of everyone who went to the peanut event!! everyone left with such sweet swag bags and the peanut butter goodness that occured there looks epic! have a great weekend girly :)

  13. Currently eating peanut butter RIGHT NOW :D

  14. peanut heaven!! I actually have the spicy Peanut Butter & Co that I think has gotten lost in my pantry - I think I need to make a spicy chicken kabob soon!

    Hope you had a great weekend!


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