Spring has sprung! It’s time to shape up and focus on those goals for summer. Let’s talk snacking – we all do it, so it’s time to make it healthier! We’ve partnered with Planters to tell you all about the best snacks for spring.
It’s time to embrace the snack.
Snacking gets a bad rap, and unfairly so.
Eating the right snacks is key! High calorie, sugary snacks won’t cut it. Satiating, protein-rich snacks filled with healthy fats? That’s what you need. Getting hungry between meals is completely normal if you have a healthy metabolism. Don’t deprive yourself, just make your snack options smarter! Enter our new favorite snack for Spring. It’s a long-loved classic, and it’s making a comeback. Our snack of the season is… peanuts! Whether at work, at the gym, or at home, you’ll want to take them everywhere.
Planters peanuts contain everything you need to help you stay satisfied, and has the heart healthy stamp of approval from the FDA.1 With brand new flavors and so many varieties, snack time will be your favorite time of the day. That and more about the best snacks is just ahead, so grab some Planters peanuts and keep reading.
We all love peanut butter, but that 2 tablespoon serving size is just sad. I’ve found that snacking on actual peanuts is so much more satisfying! You get that delicious peanut flavor, and in each 1 oz serving, you get 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients. The good fats in these nuts are those lovely poly- and mono-unsaturated fats, which are important for a healthy body and good for your heart!
Need to spice things up beyond original? Planters is coming at you with these savory flavors so you never have to be bored with your snack again:
- Planters Chili Lime Peanuts
- Planters Sea Salt & Vinegar Peanuts
- Planters Chipotle Peanuts
- Planters Smoked Peanuts
If you’re a sweet snacker, you’re likely to reach for something chocolatey, or a high carb bar that sends your sugar spiking up only to come crashing down. I feel the struggle. Those sweet snacks taste so good in the moment, but they certainly don’t leave me feeling my best. Again, this is where we need our protein and healthy fats. While fruit is the best source of sweet stuff from the earth, it’s wise to pair it up with a protein source and a source of unsaturated fats which help to keep you feeling full longer than if you were eating fruit alone.
The perfect mix? You guessed it- dried fruit and mixed nuts. You can create your own mix using your favorite varieties of Planters nuts (imagine: dried mango and pineapple with some Chili Lime Peanuts. YES.), or you can buy your favorite NUT-rition mix! I’m a big fan of the Omega-3 Mix, with walnuts, cranberries and dark chocolate covered soynuts. It’s delicious. And all of the NUT-rition mixes are designed to focus on specific nutrition benefits! Planters NUT∙rition varieties deliver multiple vitamins and minerals for those seeking simple, wholesome and delicious snacks to enjoy at home or on-the-go.
In the mood for something more decadent? The flavored Planters peanuts are the way to go. Check out these flavors for a smart, tasty snack:
- Planters Cocoa Peanuts
- Planters Salted Caramel Peanuts
Who knew that the classic peanut had so many great benefits? In addition to providing protein and healthy fats, you’re also getting fiber (2.5 grams per serving or a ‘good source’) and helping to lower your risk of heart disease. It’s the snack that keeps giving back. And Planters would like to give some to you.
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1‘Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 oz. per day of most nuts, including peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of heart disease.’
2 The FDA sodium requirement for the Nuts and Heart Disease Health Claim (270 mg/28 g).