Lovers of sticky mouth roofs and jelly, unite! November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.
Peanut butter has always been one of my favorite “comfort foods.” My grandmother used to keep a jar by her bed—she was a total peanut butter fiend—and she would eat a tablespoon every evening while she watched television or did a crossword puzzle. I would always sneak up the stairs—we lived in the downstairs apartment—and crawl in bed with her, rustling the newspaper as I stole a nibble of peanut butter, too.
Peanut butter is also a decent health food, as long as it’s not indulged in too often or too much. Two tablespoons have nearly two hundred calories, making it pretty heavy in the energy department; that said, it’s also full of protein and contains fiber, which can also make you feel full, saving you from eating a ton of calories later.