This post was written by Dietetic Intern Elyce Gamble.
If you forgot about National Peanut Month in March, you still have the chance to celebrate National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on April 2! As an affordable staple in school lunches, enjoyed by even the pickiest eaters, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of America’s favorite food pairings. Here are ideas for how to celebrate this day:
Mix It Up. If you are bored with the typical PB& sandwich, try changing things up by using sourdough bread, adding sliced bananas, or grilling the sandwich for a few minutes.
Peanut Allergy? Not to worry. Other nut or seed butters like almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter are delicious and nutritious alternatives, and still pair perfectly with jelly!
On-the-go products. For a gluten free snack, pick up Bob’s Red Mill Peanut Butter Jelly & Oats bar at your local Harmons. Want a PB & J sandwich but short on time? The Split peanut butter/grape jelly fast packs are a creative solution. Breakfast. Try this recipe for quick and easy whole wheat PB & J Crepes. Or, make this Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie with Greek yogurt and frozen berries.