There’s something about the combination of peanut butter and jelly smushed in between soft bread. It’s timeless. It is delicious. Oh and did we mention..It’s NUTRITIOUS!!!!!
So what nutrients does our favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich offer?
Well, for one–PROTEIN! This comes from the peanuts (which is actually a “legume” or bean if you didn’t know!). And then there is FAT–this comes from the peanuts too. CARBOHYDRATES!–this comes from the jelly and bread, and a little from the peanuts.
Protein, fat, and carbohydrates are the three macronutrients we need for survival. We also need a balance of micronutrients–aka vitamins and minerals.
The classic PB&J also has many micronutrients to offer to our bodies as well. For example–iron (from the peanuts, and bread).
And the best part about the peanut butter jelly sandwich, is that is really is just a template for a thousand other delicious recipes that have a great balance of nutrition.
Almond butter and banana on a pita? YUM. Cashew spread and apple slices on ciabatta? Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal? The possibilities are endless!
Tell us- What is your favorite Peanut Butter and Jelly variation?