(Family Features) Give your family meals a powerful boost with better-for-you recipes that pack a protein punch. Revamping the at-home menu with nutrition in mind can still include delicious dishes.
Adding a nutrient-rich powerhouse like peanuts as a key ingredient in meals throughout the day makes it easier to zero in on health goals. In fact, peanuts rise to superfood status by delivering 19 vitamins and minerals plus 7 grams of protein per serving.
When it’s time for fueling up the family at the dinner table, pair Thai Chicken and Pork Skewers with Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Chipotle Vinaigrette for a protein-packed meal.
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Thai Chicken and Pork Skewers
Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Peanut Commission
1 tablespoon minced ginger6 cloves garlic, crushed2 cups creamy peanut butter1 cup chicken broth2 tablespoons light soy sauce1 tablespoon chili oil1/2 tablespoon lime juice2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons chopped cilantrosalt, to tastepepper, to taste1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloinIn mixing bowl, combine ginger, garlic, peanut butter, broth, soy sauce, chili oil, lime juice, honey and cilantro. Mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste.Cut chicken and pork into strips and thread onto skewers. In non-metal container, marinate meat in half of peanut butter sauce 1-2 hours in refrigerator. Reserve remaining sauce for dipping.Heat oven to broil.Broil skewered meats until done, turning once. In pot, bring remaining sauce to boil and serve warm as dipping sauce.
Brussels Sprouts with Peanut Chipotle Vinaigrette
Recipe courtesy of Parker Wallace (parkersplate.com) on behalf of the Georgia Peanut Commission
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halvedpeanut oil2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter2 tablespoons water3 teaspoons champagne vinegar2 teaspoons honey1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder1 pinch kosher salt, plus additional, to taste, dividedorange or mandarin segments, for garnishfresh orange or mandarin juice, for garnishcrispy fried shallots, for garnishcrumbled French feta, for garnishchopped fresh mint, for garnishPreheat air fryer to 400 F.Lightly brush Brussels sprouts with peanut oil and place in fryer basket. Cook 10-15 minutes, shaking halfway through.In small bowl, whisk peanut butter, water, champagne vinegar, honey, chipotle chili powder and 1 pinch salt until well combined.Once cooked, remove Brussels sprouts from air fryer and place in bowl. Toss in chipotle peanut vinaigrette until well combined. Season with salt, to taste.Garnish with orange segments, orange juice, crispy fried shallots, feta and mint.