March is National Peanut Month! Peanuts are one of our favorite foods – they’re tasty, filling, and are great sources of protein and healthy fats. Plus, they pack in vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, folate and niacin. To celebrate peanut month, here’s one of our favorite peanut sauce recipes – we use it to top noodles, chicken, shrimp, and sometimes even salads!!
Asian Peanut Sauce:
- 1 cup low sodium, fat free chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter (we like to use chunky, but if you don’t like the extra crunch of the peanut pieces, smooth works fine too)
- 1 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced (about 2 cloves)
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Lower to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally, until all ingredients are well blended. Remove from heat and pour over the dish of your choice!
When we use this over chicken, fish, or noodles, we love to drizzle a little lime juice on top! We also always add a steamed veggie or salad for extra nutrients.
Makes about 6.5 servings
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons; Calories: 80; Calories from fat: 23; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 52 mg; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 2g
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