There’s no doubt that peanut butter is one of the most versatile condiments around. You can put it in sandwiches, desserts, with celery as a healthy snack and some even swear it is good with pickles! It pairs with almost anything and makes some otherwise bland health foods taste great! Peanut butter gets a bad rap because it is calorie-rich and contains a lot of fat, but like everything in life, moderation is key. Plus, you get a lot of nutrition out of a little bit of peanut butter! According to WebMD, peanut butter is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals! Just stick to natural peanut butter to avoid the extra vegetable oil and trans fat that is found in most commercial products. So grab a tub and try out some of these healthy recipes to get your peanut butter fix during #PeanutButterLoversMonth!

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread

Like its name, this bread packs a lot of punch! It is gluten-free, and the quinoa flour adds protein to keep you full! And one thing that isn’t mentioned in the name: this bread is also dairy-free. Super friendly for allergies and intolerances and yummy, too! See the recipe on Ambitious Kitchen.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Another great recipe that uses bananas and peanut butter (a match made in heaven) is this protein-packed smoothie! It’s a great on-the-go snack or breakfast that takes no time to make and keeps you full so you aren’t giving in to fast food temptation halfway through your day. You can even tweak this recipe to be dairy-free! Check out the recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

Peanut Butter Drizzled Popcorn

It’s the perfect time of year to cuddle up next to a fire and snack on this salty-sweet popcorn! Popcorn is a great snack because it is low in fat and calories and has a lot of fiber! This “recipe” isn’t so much a recipe as guidelines on how to make this great snack, which is so easy anyone can make it! Check out the recipe on The Lemon Bowl.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosty

We couldn’t forget dessert, and this one is a winner in our book. This recipe is thick and creamy and only uses four ingredients! Plus, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan AND refined sugar-free! Check out the recipe on Beaming Baker.

Like we said, peanut butter is a very versatile condiment and can be incorporated into your diet in many healthy ways! So enjoy one of these recipes this month in celebration of #PeanutButterLoversMonth!

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