Wednesday, June 14, 2006

PB&J sandwich

Is this picture bringing back memories from your childhood? In my opinion, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with slices of banana will definitely always have a place in my top 5 comfort food! However, my recipe has changed a little along the years. I now used whole grain bread to boost the fiber content. Also, I use natural peanut butter (PB). I confess that the first time I tasted it, I didn't like it much, but now I would never switch back to regular PB. After trying it a couple of times, I realized that natural PB is the one that really tastes like peanut. Actually, peanut is the one and only ingredient used to make it, unlike regular PB that also contains oil (often hydrogenated and loaded with trans fat as a result), sugar, and salt.... Why try to hide the delicious real taste of peanut under all these additives? If you feel like giving a try to natural PB, start with that beloved PB&J sandwich. Warning: you could soon become addicted to it...!
Nutrition Facts for 1 sandwich (2 slices WW bread, 2 tbsp natural PB, ½ banana, and ½ tbsp strawberry jam): 428 kcal, 18.5 g fat (3.1 g saturated fat), 52.2 g carbs, 7.5 g fibers, 14.1 g protein, 2.4 mg iron. My comment: This is perfect for breakfast or as lunch, or make half a sandwich for a satiating snack. Don't be afraid of the high fat content, since most of the fat is monounsaturated good-for-you fat from peanut butter. Moreover, it contains enough fiber and protein to fill you up for a couple of hours.

3 comments:

looksy said...

Yummy! Great photography, wow!

AsnJ241 said...

Very true... I had it when I was over at my parents house... but I still have a jar of the old stuff at my place. Soon to be replaced...

Ashley, R.D. said...

Thanks for your comment! And asnj241, once you'll replace it, you won't ever want to taste the old stuff! :) Believe me!