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Peanut Butter Month: Peanutty Broccoli, Peanut Butter Date Balls

Sunday, November 25, 2012
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November is National Peanut Butter Month, and even though it's winding down, peanut butter can be a great ingredient in recipes year-round. Ali Baig, Registered Dietician at Life Time Fitness Warrenville, came into our ABC7 studio kitchen to show us a few ways to go beyond the PB&J sandwich.

Ali's Recipes: Peanutty Broccoli
Ingredients:
1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons hot water
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 clove garlic, crushed

Method:
1. Combine peanut butter, hot water, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes until well blended. Set aside.
2. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, red pepper, green onions and garlic. Stir-fry 3 - 4 minutes until vegetables are tendercrisp.
3. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter mixture.
4. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Date Balls
Ingredients:
12 dates, chopped
1/3 cup oatmeal 2 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter

Method:
1. Combine the 3 ingredients
2. Shape into balls
3. Refrigerate until firm or eat immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 (38 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 144.4
Total Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 1.1g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sugars 14.4 g
Sodium 46.7mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.5g
Dietary Fiber 2.9g
Sugars 14.4 g
Protein 3.9g


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