Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a timeless American classic, and we all used to love them to the moon and back as kids. Your little ones probably feel the same way about them, and this brief guide will you put a healthy twist on this timeless breakfast staple.
The bread you use can make or break pretty much any sandwich that you’re making, and the beloved PB&J is no different. Instead of using highly-processed white bread, opt for whole grain or whole wheat bread because it provides more fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Store-bought peanut butter often contains added sugars and saturated fat, but you can avoid this by carefully checking the label. If you fail to find peanut butter free of added sugars and preservatives, you can easily make your own by blending peanuts and a pinch of salt.
Sugary jams also aren’t doing your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches any good, but this problem can easily be solved. Look for natural, homemade jams that aren’t packed with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners or consider making your own. Replacing jam with mashed fruits or topping your toast with sliced strawberries, raspberries, or bananas is also an option.