This week’s Tuesday Treat is brought to us by Rhonda Peters. Rhonda is an advocate for healthy eating and even has a cookbook published! Find her on Twitter @RhondaPeters and @RhondasCooking or on her blog, Rhonda’s Cooking.
Peanut Butter and jelly sandwiches have been passed down from generation to generation and over the years, these delicious sandwiches have evolved. I’ve definitely had my share, and I never get tired of them! In fact, I look for ways to put a spin on this traditional snack. After learning that there are other nuts and spreads that are healthier and tasty to eat, I gave this classic sandwich a makeover!
Instead of using regular peanut butter, I used an all natural almond butter or hazelnut butter because both are high in monounsaturated fat (the good fat), unlike peanut butter. Also, I switched to an all natural blueberry spread instead of the grape jelly; blueberries are high in antioxidants and are considered a super food! One more thing to shake up this classic sandwich, I added one tablespoon of ground flax seeds to add protein, fiber, and Omega 3 fatty acid. Not only is this a healthy remix, it’s also a delicious treat for the kiddies!
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1 tablespoon blueberry spread
2 slices whole grain bread
Mix the almond butter and the ground flaxseeds with a fork. Spread the almond butter mixture onto one slice of the bread and the blueberry spread onto the other slice. Press both slices together.
Let your child use cookie cutters—with their favorite shape—to cut the
This recipe can be found on page 51 of Rhonda’s newly published cookbook entitled, So, What Can I Eat Now?! Living Without Dairy, Soy, Eggs, or Wheat. To learn more about the cookbook, please visit:
AB & J Sandwich: A Classic Remix
9 Nov ’10 By