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:

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Peanut butter smoothies:

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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!

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

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Namaste….

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14 comments :

  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!

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  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!

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

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  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... ;)

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

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  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. Well...so is sugar and HFCS! So what?! Sorry, small little rant there :)

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

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

    Jen
    http://www.jenslosinit.com/

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  13. Currently eating peanut butter RIGHT NOW :D

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  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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