Happy November, Friends!
Today I’ve partnered with The Peanut Institute to bring you this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Bread.
With so much happening in the world, it’s hard to believe the Holidays are right around the corner. Even though Thanksgiving and Christmas might look a little different this year, I’m still looking forward to celebrating, even if it’s only with a few family members. I’m already starting to plan my Holiday menu and something I’ll be adding to the list this year is this Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Bread. It’s easy to make and calls for peanuts, which are one of my favorite superfoods!
Did you know that November is also Diabetes Awareness Month? Even though many of us are concerned about the current pandemic, it’s important to remember that diabetes impacts millions of lives every day. According to the CDC, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes and 1 in 4 don’t know they have it. In addition, there are 88 million adults in the US who have prediabetes, which is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. These are scary numbers especially when you consider the long-term impact of diabetes.
The good news is that including foods like peanuts in your diet might be able to help decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes or improve blood sugar levels even if you have diabetes. Peanuts have long been known to those in the diabetic community for being a nutritious, hunger-satisfying, low-glycemic snack. It’s just one reason the American Diabetes Association considers nuts a “Superfood.” In fact according to recent research, for those with elevated fasting blood sugar, eating a single serving of peanuts (about 1 oz.) as a post-dinner, pre-bedtime snack improved blood sugar levels upon waking up in the morning.
This is only one reason why I’m nuts about this Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Bread. Not only does it contain peanut butter and peanuts, it also contains sweet potatoes and a stevia sugar blend. Each serving contains about 19 grams of carbohydrate and 2 grams of fiber, which is also important when striving to maintain healthy blood sugars.
If you’re interested in learning more about how peanuts and peanut butter can support your path to better health, check out the research library from The Peanut Institute.
And that’s not all! Today I’m giving away an amazing gift basket from The Peanut Institute filled with over $75 worth of peanut products! If you want to win the awesome mix of goodies (see image below), click on the Rafflecopter giveaway box below the image to enter! Giveaway starts Thursday, November 12th, 2020 and runs through Friday, November 20th, 2020.