I grew up on PB&J! It’s the quickest go to snack and meal that’ll fill you up fast!
And…now Jonah is a huge PB&J fan, with some healthy changes.
You see, not all PB&J sandwiches were created nutritionally equal. It all depends on the quality of the ingredients that you use.
If you use white bread, corn syrup-filled peanut butter and refined sugar-filled jelly, the result would be a sandwich that will skyrocket your blood sugar, promoting fat storage and leaves you feeling hungry a short time later.
However, if you make this recipe, with sprouted grain bread, true peanut butter or almond butter made from one ingredient: either peanuts or almonds, and fruit preserves that are naturally sweetened with fruit juice than sugar, then the results would be a nutritionally dense food that would promote stable blood sugar levels and provide you with hours of sustained energy.
Your kids will love the fun twist of having their sandwich grilled and stuffed with banana slices!
Here’s what you need:
- Sprouted grain bread
- 1 Tablespoon pure peanut butter or almond butter (no added sugar or corn syrup)
- 1/2 of a banana, sliced
1. Spread one piece of bread with peanut or almond butter and the other with fruit spread. Line one side with the sliced bananas and sandwich it.
2. In a grill pan over medium heat, grill each side until grill marks appear and the sandwich is warmed.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 380 calories, 8.7g fat, 53g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, and 13.2g protein.
PB & Banana sandwiches have been a favorite of mine for years, but not until after my children had grown. My grandkids thought it was crazy and say “ewwww” – until they tried them. Now they’re all believers, too, especially my youngest. Thanks for spreading the word.
Sylvia Favela says
Hi Maureen! Aren’t they just the best!! It’s so good. Sylvia =)