I come from a long line of snackers from my mom and dad to my older brothers and sisters. I do not recall many nights that did not include a night of Carol Burnett, The Twilight Zone or The Brady Bunch and a bowl of chips, pretzels or popcorn. My dad was a huge snacker and one of his favorites was Planets Peanuts. My dad was such a Planters fan that he could throw back an entire container in one night! My mom would use Planets Peanuts to make crunchy peanut butter cookies and my sister and I could eat all of those in one night as well! So there was no big surprise when I married a man who loved Planters as much as my family does! And to further the “no surprise here” theme, my kids are huge fans as well. What I love about Planters Peanuts is they make great healthy snacks for men. They are packed with protein (one ounce has 7 grams), which men need to keep their muscles big and strong!
Healthy Snacks For Men
For over 100 years, the Planters brand has been bringing us high quality nut products. It is hard to believe that Mr. Peanut, that suave and handsome Peanut in a top hat, monocle and cane has been a family friend since the early 1900’s. Peanuts have a unique combination of good fats, dietary fiber, and vitamins and minerals. This makes nuts make a delicious addition to your healthy eating plan. And if you need a heart healthy diet, there are some nut varieties that are just fine for you as well. Many nuts are a great source of dietary fiber, which we need to stay healthy. This helps with your digestion and keeps things moving smoothly.
Another great dietary benefit of eating nuts is they are an excellent source of planet protein. If you check the USDA Food Guide, nuts are great for people who do not consume or want to lower their intake of meat. One-half ounce of nuts or 1⁄4 cup of legumes is considered equivalent to one ounce of meat, poultry or fish in the USDA Food Guide. If you have not already seen the awesome commercials with a very smooth talking Mr. Peanut, be sure to take a look at this video. I love how he has made the already popular healthy snack to a higher level. You can find the Planters Peanut products in the snack section of your local grocery store. Be sure to stay current with Planters by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
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