Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reinventing the peanut butter & jelly sandwich

Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are a staple in the average child's diet. My kids would gladly eat one every day! If made correctly, a PB&J sandwich can be an excellent part of a balanced diet. However, if you use white bread, sugary peanut butter, and sugary jelly, you're not doing yourself or your kids any favors.

Here's how we make a healthy PB&J:
-2 slices Nature's Own whole grain bread
-Smuckers Simply Fruit spread (thin layer)
-Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter

You can also change this sandwich up by using real fruit like sliced bananas or strawberries instead of jelly or using a whole wheat wrap or tortilla instead of bread. By making a few simple changes to a typical PB&J, you've increased the healthiness of a kid favorite! PLUS, young kids can easily make this sandwich on their own!

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