Fall is here. Which means the season of sweets is fast approaching. This year has likely triggered worse eating/snacking habits for most of us as we learn to cope and adjust to an abundance of unprecedented events – from a pandemic to west coast wildfires, hurricanes, and the ever-changing remote learning and working with kids juggle. The good news? Our Organic Peanut Butter Puffs provide a simple way to help you snack a little healthier without sacrificing flavor. Our puffs fuel your body with plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fat to give your body the satisfying boost that it needs. Plus, Puffworks products perfectly pair with other foods to round out mealtime or snacktime in a healthy way.
“Eating a combination of carbs, healthy fats, protein, and fiber is going to result in more satisfaction and fewer blood sugar spikes”, explains Lauren Manaker, registered dietitian. “The key is to find a food or a food combination that offers more than one macro-nutrient to help combat hunger shortly after a meal or snack.”
To help you find combinations that pack a delicious nutrition-punch, we turned to Lauren to pair our puffs with other foods:
For a satisfying morning meal, sprinkle some crushed Puffworks Original Peanut Butter Puffs on top of some steel-cut oatmeal for a boost of protein and fat to help make more of a stick-to-your-ribs meal. Sprinkling berries on top will give your body an antioxidant boost with some extra flavor. For a sweeter combination, crumble a serving (1 oz/about 30 pieces) of Puffworks Honey Peanut Butter Puffs into your Greek yogurt (usually about 15-20g for a 6-oz serving).
Swap out French fries for Puffworks Original Peanut Butter Puffs if you are craving a crunchy side dish. This simple swap will fill the protein and fiber gap that fries are lacking, and they go just as well along with a lunchtime sandwich. For the kids, pair their sandwich with Puffworks Strawberry PB&J Organic Peanut Butter Puffs - they'll think its a treat and you'll feel good that they are getting some additional protein.
Add Puffworks Strawberry PB&J Organic Peanut Butter Puffs to a snack plate. Pair a serving with apple slices and a peanut butter yogurt dip for a quick and easy nutrient-packed snack that won’t lead you to mindless eating throughout the day.
If you have a sweet-tooth, try pairing a serving (1 oz/about 30 pieces) of Puffworks Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs or Puffworks Strawberry PB&J Organic Peanut Butter Puffs with a serving of other nuts, like almonds (23 almonds =1 oz). The flavors will satiate that need for sugar without overdoing it since the puffs only have 3g of added sugar/serving and provide you with a total of 10 grams of plant-based protein. This is especially a good option for vegan diets.
If you struggle with portion control, our grab-and-go sizes are a great choice, so you’re not tempted to eat a whole multi-serve bag (but we get it sometimes it’s hard to resist!).