If you’re a peanut butter and jelly fan and you’re all for keeping your energy level high like you did when you were a kid, today may just be your lucky day—it’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly day. If you want to have the energy to get that early morning workout in, stay alert at work and be fully charged when you pick up your kids, peanut is just as much your best friend now as it was when you were a kid. It’s packed with staying power with its high protein, fiber and healthy fats that will keep you going strong and it’s a good source of magnesium to help you to make the most of the food that you eat by turning it into energy. Here’s one of our favorite energy boosting PB&J Sandwiches…
PB&J with Banana Coins
- 1 slice whole wheat bread
- 1 tablespoon peanut (crunchy or smooth depending on our mood)
- 1 teaspoon blueberry jelly or your favorite fruit spread (Welch’s makes some great spreads with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors)
- ½ banana, sliced into coins
Toast bread. Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the toast. Place banana coins on top of jelly and enjoy!
How do you like your Peanut butter and jelly? Are you crunchy or creamy? What flavor jelly do you like best? What time do you eat your sandwich to give you the best energy?