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 ginger
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili oil
½ tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
1½ pounds pork tenderloin

In 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, halved
peanut oil
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons water
3 teaspoons champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
⅛ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 pinch kosher salt, plus additional, to taste, divided
orange or mandarin segments, for garnish
fresh orange or mandarin juice, for garnish
crispy fried shallots, for garnish
crumbled French feta, for garnish
chopped fresh mint, for garnish

Preheat air fryer to 400⁰F.

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.

(Family Features)

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