When you buy a new loaf of bread, take the stale loaf and make up a bunch of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Don't forget to measure and use lower fat, lower sugar ingredients. :) Put them in individual sandwich ziploc bags and freeze them. Any time you need a quick grab n go meal, you can pop one in the toaster oven for 5 minutes, and you have a great toasted PBJ. You've saved money (didn't throw out the bread, didn't buy meal bars), and you know exactly what you're eating. And yummy!
You need a toaster oven. Benefits: convenient protein, fruit snack
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My youngest (6) is a very picky eater she would eat Mac & Cheese, Grilled Cheese, or PBJ exclusively if I let her. So recently I have been letting her help me in the kitchen, measuring, peeling, stiring etc and now she will eat the things that she helps make including salad !!!!!
I use Nature's Own 40 calorie bread slices, Fifty50 jelly, and then a 1 part: 1 part mixture of Peanut Wonder and Walden Farms calorie free Peanut Spread (I use 1 tbsp each).
A regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be over 300 calories. With this, I get a PBJ sandwich for about 135 calories. Also, you can try it with just the Walden Farms Peanut Spread, but I really don't like the taste or consistency by itself.
I love peanut butter, but hate the fat and calories. I have discovered PB2, regular and chocolate. 45 calories for 2 tbls vs. 190 calories!! Still 5 grams of protein, but 85% less fat/calories! It comes to your door powdered. You rehydrate with water. The peanuts are crushed and the fat/oils squeezed out. Put it in smoothies, mix it w/ jam for pbj, etc...Lots of recipes on the website! http://store.bellplantation.com/?Click=19856
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