In case you needed another reason to love America’s favorite nut (which is actually a legume), we have plenty of reasons you should celebrate the greatest snack on earth during March, as well as all year long! Did you know peanuts are now considered a Superfood? According to The Peanut Institute, numerous studies haven proven peanuts and peanut butter are nutrient dense and decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It’s a pint-sized, protein powerhouse that is heart-healthy, diabetes-fighting and a mood booster! That is Superfood status!
Learn More About Peanuts’ Superfood Status
Peanuts are an excellent choice for snacking and cooking because of their affordability, great taste and excellent nutrition. Did you know Georgia peanut farmers grow nearly 50 percent of the peanuts produced in the United States each year? How cool is that? Most of the peanuts grown in Georgia are made into peanut butter, and/or used in peanut candy and snacks.
Check out more facts from the National Peanut Board here.
Want to celebrate National Peanut Month by trying out a new peanut recipe?
Check out this recipe for a Peanut Power Bowl It would make the perfect addition to your spring meal plans!
For more recipes using peanuts and peanut butter, check out the Georgia Peanut Commission website and follow Georgia Peanuts on social media for more recipes, nutrition information and fun facts to celebrate all year long!
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Boiled in the Shell Peanuts, Salty and Slightly Spicy
BBQ is our specialty, we smOAK all our meats in wood-burning J&R smokers,
no gas, nothing electric. Slow and low is the name of the game, some of our meats get smOAKed for 14+ hours. We choose to serve fresh and quality ingredients
Peanut Butter Curry Cookies
Our soft, peanut butter cookies come with a zing! We add curry as a nod to our international staff family members and to make your taste buds dance!
Just Bakery of Atlanta is a nonprofit that partners with our neighbors who resettled as refugees on paid job training, professional certification, and living wage work. We bake with local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible and work to nurture a more diverse, connected, and compassionate community for all.
Thai Chicken Pizza
This pie is loaded with flavor: spicy peanut sauce, house cheese blend, seasoned chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro and peanuts.
Blue Moon Pizza gives people an everyday place that feels special. And for that, you need the right ingredients. It starts with authentic, made-to-order, top-notch food, great service, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere all at prices that won’t break the bank.
Pizza is the perfect signature item. It’s a sharing food everybody loves. And with a pinch of this and a dash of that, you can make it exactly the way your taste buds crave it.
Find a Blue Moon Near You
Duck Leg Confit with Toasted Peanuts
Served with glazed carrots & turnips, kale salad, pomegranate molasses,
toasted peanuts – GF
South City Kitchen Vinings serves Southern classics with a sophisticated spin. They bring a combination of energy and comfortable metropolitan sophistication to Vinings. Traditional, fresh ingredients create our version of contemporary Southern cuisine.
Peanut Butter Fudge Gelato
Welcome to Cremalosa: handmade, artisanal gelato, spun in small batches every day, with the expertise of Italian technique from Owner-Operator and local food writer Meridith Ford. At Cremalosa, she brings a special touch to age-old Italian methods, creating sweet frozen treats of powerful American flavors inspired by the Southern cakes, cookies and candy bars she grew up with. Who isn’t happy when they’re eating gelato? Let’s scoop up some smiles together!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscuit Pudding with Caramel
Atkins Park enjoys a colorful history as Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern. We are proud of our community and grateful for the acceptance and loyalty of our neighbors. Through greater local involvement and service, we have made a commitment to the growth of this community, all the while striving to participate in strengthening and preserving Smyrna’s warm neighborhood feel.
There’s no better place to enjoy brunch on the patio or dinner with the family. Plus, you can always count on a late night drink! Atkins Park in Smyrna has something to offer everyone, and is located in the beautiful Market Village.
Sichuyan Wontons with Peanut Chili Sauce
(includes chicken or shrimp)
Hawker’s Asian Street Food in Old Fourth Ward is special. The flavors are bold and unapologetic; the recipes are passed down from generation to generation; and the wok technique is unparalleled. The best Asian street food mesmerizes all five senses: sight, smell, sound, touch, and of course, taste. Don’t believe us?
Try it for yourself.
Old fashioned spinach leaf wrap with lime, ginger, onions, roasted peanuts
and coconut in caramelized palm sugar.
Name one of the Top Thai restaurants in the US by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft‘s Chef DeeDee Niyomkul showcases gourmet Thai street food, calling upon original recipes used by her grandmother, an original street food vendor in Bangkok. The elevated skyline views from the third-story restaurant are some of the best in the city. Tuk Tuk offers a variety of small plates done in a tapas style, as well as larger entrees that showcase gourmet Thai techniques.
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