Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

SunButter spreads sunshine of healthy eating, kids and exercise

Friday, March 25th, 2011

We’re in the final week of national nutrition month (have you been celebrating?!). We’re also in the first week of spring, meaning summer is just around the corner. You know what that means – more sunshine!

Now’s a perfect time to get yourself (and the kids!) moving.

Speaking of moving, have you heard about Michelle Obama’s campaign? Let’s Move is America’s movement to raise a healthier generation of kids.

And, the first step to healthy moving is healthy fueling. That’s where we come in.

SunButter® is packed with the good stuff like protein, fiber, Vitamin E and iron. And, compared to peanut butter, SunButter leaves out more of the bad stuff like saturated fat and sodium. (And, perhaps most importantly, there’s absolutely no trans fatty acid, peanuts, tree nuts or gluten.)

The Let’s Move website and Facebook page are loaded with helpful tools and tips to get your little ones moving. But who says they should have all the fun? ‘Might as well join ‘em!

Spring showers shouldn’t have to be gloomy. Spread the SunButter sunshine this spring to fuel your fitness. And your future.

Psst! Here are some healthy SunButter recipes to get you started, thanks to our talented and creative blogger friends:

And a bit more indulgent, but still healthy, SunButter snacks:

Finally, a few from our recipe box:

Nut butters and healthy eating

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The path to healthy eating need not be flavor-barren. Nut butters can be a good source of protein and healthy fats if you’re aiming for healthy eating in 2011 through one of these approaches:

Nut butters and seed spreads like SunButter® are still high in total fat, yet they nicely supplement diets as a vegetarian protein source and good dose of healthy fats.

 

Healthy eating nut butter nutrition information
Based on a serving size of 2 Tablespoons, two popular SunButter® varieties contain approximately:

Natural Crunch Organic
Calories 200 220
Total fat 16g 20g
Saturated fat 2g 2g
Carbohydrates 7g 5g
Sodium 120mg 30mg
Fiber 4g 2g
Protein 7g 6g

SunButter® is a nice dose of protein for after workouts with a moderate calorie level, good fiber and low sodium in the organic variety. All in all, a delicious way to healthy eating.

 

Find nutritional information on other nut butters.

 

SunButter’s healthy fats
Sunflower seeds (and nuts like peanuts, almonds and cashews) are rich in two of the healthy fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats:

Natural Crunch Organic
Polyunsaturated fat 6g 8g
Monounsaturated fats 8g 10g

Healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, when eaten in moderation and as part of an overall healthy diet, may promote healthy lipid profiles. Monounsaturated fats have been shown to lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.

Healthy eating recipes
We’ve seen some deliciously nutritious concoctions from our friends working on fitness and healthy eating, including:

How does SunButter® fit your healthy eating? If you have a recipe, we’d love to hear about it.