Good news. Inexpensive peanuts are linked to the very same health benefits as their more expensive cousins.
How much less expensive? A quick comparison from Amazon.com showed these current prices for almonds, cashews, pecans, and peanuts:
Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, 38 oz., $23.45
Kirkland Signature's Cashews, 40 oz., $23.13
Kirkland Signature Pecan Halves, 32 oz., $20.59
Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts are just $14.19 for three 34.5-ounce packages.
Of course, if you buy raw peanuts in bulk and make your own boiled peanuts, they're even cheaper still:
A 25-pound bag goes for $49.97.
OK, that's a lot of peanuts. Good thing baseball season is just around the corner...and the season is so very long.
Or try your hand at roasting with Chipotle Honey-Roasted Peanuts.
You know what else is good for you? Chocolate. Isn't it time for Homemade Peanut Bars?