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.
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!