It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!!

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!! 

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!!!!!

Probably the best sandwich ever invented. (photo taken from cnn.com)
Probably the best sandwich ever invented. (photo taken from cnn.com)

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?

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Frosted Flakes Are GR-R-REAT!!

ImageBright blue box, Tony the Tiger flashing a big thumbs up–Frosted Flakes cereal is without a doubt a children’s favorite in the cereal aisle. Falling into the same category as Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, and Cocoa Puffs.. these cereals unfortunately fall victim to labeling by health professionals as bad for our health.

But are they really so bad?? No! Because there are no bad foods. Let’s take a look at the nutrition in Frosted Flakes.

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taken from http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/kelloggs-frosted-flakes-cereal.html

Just take a good, objective look at that nutrition label for a hot minute. Notice the nutrients. Look at the ingredients.

In the end..Frosted Flakes are really very simple. Corn flakes and sugar. And added vitamins/minerals. That’s all. And that’s the end of this post too.

Happy Breakfasting!! Do you like Frosted Flakes?