Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jammin' is a thing of the past


It adds sweet flavour to our breakfast, lunch, dessert, and snack. It also adds extra, unnecessary sugar to our body, and unfortunately for me, a little extra cushion on my hips! 

Growing up I was (and still am) a big fan of PB&J sandwiches. However, over the years I've learned how to make this classic, quick and dirty lunch a nutritious everyday option. 

Follow these 3 easy steps to makeover your PB&J: 

Step 1: Swap your white bread for some tasty whole grain bread. 

Step 2: Scrap the processed peanut butter and replace with a natural nut butter (almond, peanut, hazelnut, cashew, etc.). Natural butters have no added sugar, salt, preservatives, or oils - just nuts ground up into a smooth (or chunky!) butter. 

Step 3: Toss the jam and replace it with fresh, sweet fruit. I like to slice strawberries and peaches and place them on top of the nut butter. You can also use other fresh or frozen fruit - the options are endless! The taste and texture are much more enjoyable than jam, plus it provides more fibre and less processed sugar. yay! 

My afternoon snack

1 comment:

  1. blueberries and/or strawberries are also a delicious choice!