Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

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Seriously,I am a grown man and at thirty one years of age I cannot tell you how much I occasionally enjoy the taste and flavor of a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. But my love of this kids lunch has taken new twists and turns over the years. I actually wound up not eating PB&J for whatever reason for about 2 years and recently started enjoying them again.

Peanut Butter is not as bad for you as you would think, though it has a lot of calories, many peanut butters have healthier oils mixed in them and the plant fats, fiber, protein and carbohydrates you get from the peanut butter is metabolized fairly well. Jelly by contrast though sugary, very little is typically used and jelly though it has sugars is much better for you than if you put Mayonnaise on a normal sandwich.

I love Jiffy Peanut Butter best, but I have tried all brands, the Kroger brand isn’t that bad and is 1/2 the cost of normal name brands. The beauty of Peanut Butter is you can pair it so well.

Some days I just have an Elvis special: Peanut Butter with sliced banana’s on bread, this is a fantastic lunch treat and healthier than you might expect.

I enjoy Apple Butter with Peanut Butter, it gives it a cinnamon apple flavor that really tantalizes your taste buds, but sometimes plain old Strawberry, Blackberry or Grape jelly is in order as well.

Peanut Butter and Guava Jelly, Fig Jam, Apple Slices, Orange Marmalade, it all tastes wonderful, and each flavor makes it like you are eating a new and different type of food each time you have it.

Then don’t even get me started on breads, I recently fell in love with Peanut Butter and Jelly on Orowheat Jewish Rye Bread, but pumpernickel, sourdough, 7 grain whole wheat, the breads just add more flavor and texture to the sandwich as a whole.

So imagine this, for literally .50 cents to $1.00 per day you can have a peanut butter and whatever sandwich for a fraction of the cost of a microwavable sandwich and so much less than going to a fast food place for lunch.

I encourage more people to have Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches or fruit sandwiches.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: March 6, 2009 — 12:44 pm