Saturday, June 19, 2010

PBandJ - Updated Healthier Version

We love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at our house.  I have done my best trying to make them a little healthier by using fresh all natural peanut butter, reduced sugar jelly and whole wheat bread.  The biggest problem in this sandwich was the jelly.  Even with "reduced sugar" it still wasn't great. 
I found this idea in my new favorite book, The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids by Tosca Reno.  This is a terrific book if you are looking to improve the diet of your family. 

Instead of plain peanut butter, I decided to make some of the healthy peanut butter dip (minus the chocolate chips) I made a couple weeks ago and use that on the sandwich.  It was perfect!  AND instead of the "reduced sugar" jelly I just used some sliced sugar at ALL!  I thought it turned out very yummy and so did my son.  It made a quick lunch after his baseball game today.

I am sharing this post at Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen, Make it From Scratch and Tasty Tuesday at City Wife, Country Life so come check out all of the wonderful soup, salad and sandwich recipes that others are sharing.   

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  1. This sounds awesome!! Though I'm not allowing myself to make that peanut butter dip for a long time because I find myself eating WAYYYYY too much of it!! My kids LIKE it, but I LOVE it. I'll bet it makes a snazzy sandwich with the strawberries!

  2. So simple and yet sounds delicious! I'm always trying to go lower sugar, but I don't want to use Splenda or other modified sugar substitutes... this looks great!

    Thanks for posting on Tasty Tuesday! :) (please link back if you can!)

  3. Debbi- It is really easy to sit and eat it with a spoon!

    Farmer's City Wife - Thanks! I did link back to your blog, but on the wrong post. Oops! I fixed it. Sorry!

  4. Hi Daphne,
    I love the Clean Eating cookbooks and magazine--they always have such great recipes and ideas. Your PB&J looks great and I'll have to check out that peanut dip. Thanks for joining in with Souper Sundays this week. Hope to have you back!