PB & Joy: Twist on Your Classic Favorite

by Megan

Just the other day I was scrambling to find something to bring to work for my lunch and I stumbled upon an old favorite: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Using some whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter, and homemade raspberry jelly I recreated my favorite lunch from middle school. It hit the spot, satisfied my hunger and reminded me how easy and quick it was to make a healthy lunch. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be a great source of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. For more variations on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, see below: 

PB & J + Banana
If you have some bananas lying around your countertop, slice it up and add it to your peanut butter and jelly.    

PB & J + Apples and cinnamon
Slice up an apple, sprinkle some cinnamon on it, microwave it for about 15-20 seconds, then toss it on your sandwich, yummm. 

B & J
AB would be almond butter of course! Or try cashew butter, apple butter, or pumpkin butter which is perfect for fall! 

PB + Honey
Honey drizzled on a slice of warm toast and peanut butter = heavenly. This is probably my favorite combo! 

PB & pickles…
Yes, you read that right. I have a few friends who swear by peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. I nearly gagged when I saw them make it but who knows, maybe it’s delicious. If you’ve tried this, let me know how it tasted!

If you have extra time at lunch try making any of these combos on the stove, like you’d make a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s delicious, trust me. What is your favorite take on the PB & J sandwich? 

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