Saturday, September 17, 2011

Oh how he loves him some PB&J!

As you can see from the pictures above PB&J(Peanut Butter& Jelly) is a favorite for my kid. PB&J sandwich is delicious, but not necessarily always healthy. When PB&J sandwiches are made, they usually contain peanut butter that has a lot of salt and sugar, jelly that has a lot of sugar, and white bread that’s very low in fiber. There’s a way to make this sandwich healthier, while also keeping it delicious!

Here are 3 ways I am attempting to make a healthier PB&J Sandwich...

Because just adjusting the three main ingredients in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich can greatly decrease the amount of sugar intake, while also increasing the amount of fiber in the sandwich. Which is all good for my boys growing body!!!
  • 1. Looking for a high fiber whole grain bread that comes with 3-4 grams of fiber per slice.
  • 2. When choosing peanut butter, get natural peanut butter. You’ll know it’s natural, because it will have oil that’s floated to the top of the container.
  • 3. When choosing jellies, get a jelly that is made with all fruit, and don’t have any added sweeteners.

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