Get Ready for National Peanut Day!

Drum Roll...  (Aren't You Excited?)

Written by Gayle

Yes, it's the day you have been waiting for! 


     September 13 is
     National Peanut Day!
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Peanuts are one of the most popular snacks in the world!  When I visited Uganda, the number one snack I was offered in people's homes was home-grown peanuts, just roasted and still warm.  Delicious!

Peanuts are high in protein, niacin, and folate.  They contain over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients and are cholesterol-free!  This website from the National Peanut Board has a lot of fun and interesting facts about peanuts!  We usually think of peanuts as just a snack food or as peanut butter, but stop and ponder for a minute just how many of the foods we regularly consume contain peanuts.  Many granola bars, protein bars, treats, and desserts contain peanuts or peanut butter.  

Peanuts are great in many main dishes as well.  So here is a recipe to celebrate National Peanut Day.  I got the basis for this recipe from my niece, Emily. Thanks, Em!

Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps


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You'll Need:

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For Chili-Garlic Sauce:

Bring these ingredients to a boil, and simmer until syrup-like, about 15 minutes
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After the mixture has been reduced to a syrup, add 1-2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, stir, remove from heat and cool.

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This meal is great as left-overs, too.  I have it as a rice bowl instead of wraps for lunch!

Keep loving those peanuts!

Love,

Lassen's