Carrots And Peanut Butter; The Ultimate Healthy Snack

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Carrots And Peanut Butter; The Ultimate Healthy Snack. This is an ideal combination that everyone will enjoy! Check out all of the different variations you can try as well! 

Peanut butter is a great and healthy dip or snack for many adults and kids alike. We have heard of peanut butter commonly being paired with apples, celery, and bananas, but have you ever tried Carrots and Peanut Butter? If not, you definitely should! 

Everyone Will Like This Treat

Carrots and peanut butter have a delicious sweet and savory flavor to them. Combining the two foods will make a delicious snack or lunch side that your whole family will love. Serving carrots with peanut butter as dip will also be great for kids that otherwise don’t enjoy eating their vegetables. Another great side benefit is that both are healthy to eat! 

Peanut butter is great for anything you wish to make sweet and savory

Peanut butter used as dipping sauce, with carrots for the dippers are a great snack. Pairing carrots with peanut butter is also the perfect go with for everyone’s lunch. No matter if it is to pack in the kid’s lunch, or to take in your lunch. Another great thing about eating this combination is that it’s also quite filling. With this as a side or snack, you will not be hungry soon after enjoying it. 

Mix It Up

Taking a dollop of peanut butter along with either baby carrots or carrot slices are great. If you are in the mood for a bit of a switch, you could try adding raisins. This is my personal favorite, when paired with raisins. Another delicious combination is to combine your these two foods with apple slices or with celery sticks. Each of these options are great because they add more flavor and each variety helps to complement the sweet and savory effect of these foods.

If you are having trouble getting the kids to eat carrots, we have another idea up our sleeve that you might try. A great option is to boil your carrots until they start to get soft and then puree them with peanut butter. This makes a great carrot and peanut butter dipping sauce, or you could even try using it on a peanut butter sandwich. This is another way to get kids to eat vegetables that they otherwise might not touch. 

Nutritional Value

Are carrots and peanut butter healthy for you to eat? Yes! Both of these foods have great nutritional value for your body. One serving size is considered 15 baby carrots and 1 Tbsp of peanut butter. In JIF peanut butter there are 95 calories in one serving and baby carrots have 75 calories in one serving. 

You may have also heard the old wife’s tale that carrots will make you be able to see in the dark. While this may not exactly be true, there is some truth to it. Carrots are packed full of vitamin A, which will help to improve your vision. Therefore, carrots do help to enhance your vision.

Peanut butter is also a good source of many different vitamins and nutrients. One of the main ones is protein. Peanut butter is a good source of protein that your body needs. 

Now that you know just how good this combination is for you, we have a few different recipe ideas to share. These recipes will help you to be able to mix it up, but still enjoy the sweet and savory aspects of this dynamic duo. 

Carrots With Peanut Butter Recipe:

15 baby carrots
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Instructions: 

To prepare this, simply wash baby carrots and pat dry. Place 2 Tbsp peanut butter into a small bowl and serve on a plate with carrots. 

NOTE: This recipe is also great when adding raisins, celery, or apple slices. Each of these can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge if desired, with the exception of apple slices. If you wish to serve with apple slices, these slices should be cut right before you intend to serve them. By cutting apple slices in advance, they will turn brown. 

Carrot Peanut Butter Recipe:

½ cup peanut butter
1 cup carrots

Instructions:

To make carrot peanut butter, begin by boiling carrots. In a small sauce pan, place 1 cup of carrots and enough water so that they are completely covered. Cook over medium – high heat until they begin to boil. Turn the heat down to medium and continue at a rolling boil. Allow carrots to boil until carrots begin to get soft, but not mushy. This should take between 5 to 10 minutes of being at a rolling boil. 

In a food processor, add your cooked carrots and peanut butter. Pulse until combined. Remove and serve. This can be used as a dip, or even to make a peanut butter sandwich. Get creative in how you enjoy eating it the best. 

Carrots With Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip: 

½ cup peanut butter
1 ½ Tbsp cream cheese
1 Tbsp honey
Milk as needed
Carrot sticks

Instructions: 

To make carrots with peanut butter cream cheese dip, start off with the dip. In a mixing bowl combine peanut butter and cream cheese. Whisk on high with a mixer until it is combined, and mixture is fluffy. Drizzle in honey and a little milk if you would like your dip to be a thinner consistency. Whisk until combined. Place in a small bowl and serve with carrot sticks for dipping. 

Now that your mouth is watering, choose a combination of how you would like to enjoy carrots and peanut butter and dive right in! This makes a great snack, appetizer, or side for any occasion. 

What is your favorite way to enjoy peanut butter?

Loving peanut butter? Check out 7 Easy Ways to Learn How to Melt Peanut Butter. Also try this delicious recipe for Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate Copycat Recipe. It makes the perfect start to the day! One recipe that you will want to be sure to give a try is this amazing chocolate cheesecake in Just Say Cheesecake! Try these and many more today!

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