girlSpending time in the kitchen with your kids can be a great opportunity for them to learn many of the basics; reading, mathematics and science are all involved in cooking. Not to mention nutrition, food safety and creativity. At the time I learned fractions in the 5th grade, I didn’t realize how important they would be as my adult self was multiplying or dividing recipes. Here’s a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning, ending with a unique and tasty sandwich for lunch! Have you ever had homemade peanut butter? It’s full of fresh, nutty flavor with a unique texture. But a simple jar of peanut butter isn’t as simple as it seems. Most kids, and adults, don’t know the amount of time and peanuts involved in making a few ounces of that wonderful stuff. girlA recipe on Grains For Your Brain’s website begins with raw, Spanish peanuts. What are Spanish peanuts you may ask?  They are typically smaller than other varieties of peanuts, and have a papery, reddish skin. Spanish peanuts are packed with fiber, good fat and contain several nutrients that contribute to a healthy heart. (Read more of their health benefits at Healthy Eating.) The peanuts are cleaned and roasted, then combined with a little salt, oil and a few spices in a food processor and pulsed until smooth. Visit GrainsForYourBrain.org for the complete recipe and a yummy banana, peanut butter and honey grilled sandwich recipe.