Saturday, April 12, 2014

Peanut Butter & Jelly ~ Did you know?

I wanted to share some interesting facts about my favorite sandwich the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich
also known as the PB&J.

A sandwich made from 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of any flavor of jelly on two slices of white bread has approximately:
376 calories
13 grams of protein
3.5 grams of dietary fiber
16 grams of total sugar
18 grams of fat - healthy unsaturated fats
Zero Cholesterol
0.4 grams of sodium
20% percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E
27% of folate
42% of niacin
14% of the daily intake of calcium and magnesium
30% of their daily intake of iron for men and 13% for women
17% of zinc for women and 12% for men

As you can see the PB&J is not a low calorie food ~ but it is a healthy sandwich. Change out the bread and use natural peanut butter, low sugar jelly or fresh fruit to make it lower in calorie and a little healthier.  Hubby ate the last pieces of whole wheat bread so I am having my PB&J on white bread. Jif Natural and Smuckers NEW Natural Fruit spread are both very tasty! 
I also find that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich fills me up. Which means I eat less ~ which is a good thing.

29 comments:

  1. I did not know! I love that it has Zinc though, that's been working so well (except the flu which got me recently) for my immune system.

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  2. I haven't had a PB&J in forever, but when I do, I need to have it on white bread. That is the way my mother always made them when I was a kid and that is the only way I like them now ;)

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  3. Love love natural peanut butter with no salt - but I've you every tried it with almond butter? YUMMY too!!

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  4. I have not had a PB&J sandwich in a very long time and actually I did not realize how healthy they really are! I just have to be careful with the sugar content!

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  5. I love that PB&J doesn't need refridgeration and we can easily make a couple sandwiches and bring them along and not worry about eating them within a certain time frame.

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  6. I like to use all natural peanut butter, whole wheat wraps, and freshly mashed fruit for my peanut butter and jellies!

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  7. PB&J is one of my favorites, but you're right, not low in calories. I just eat it slower so it lasts longer!

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  8. Awesome, didn't know that! I love peanut butter. Jelly, not much! I guess I'm that weird. LOL :)

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  9. I live on peanut butter, its one of my favorite food! and I agree a PB&J fills up the tummy fast!

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  10. I love peanut butter, but I try not to eat it very often.

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  11. I have to say this is something I already knew! =D My sister in law lost 70lbs in 11 months and now I am on my journey of weight loss. Her house (in which I live) is a very healthy home (minus a few snacks) where every label is pretty much looked at. When we good shop, half of our cart is fruit and veggies!

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  12. It's too bad PB&J aren't calorie-free! They're one of my favorite quick lunches, but I hardly ever eat them because of all of the fat, sugar and carbs!

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  13. PB&J is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch. I use whole wheat bread, and natural peanut butter. I probably should opt for a low sugar jelly.

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  14. I eat almond butter and simply fruit jelly on millet bread. They work out great for me when we travel and I have a hard time finding food to eat.

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  15. We eat a lot of peanut butter and jam around here :) It is so much simpler and healthier to stick with the basics! And of course, the kids love it.

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  16. My husband loves eating the JIF natural peanut butter. And I only give my son Smuckers natural jelly. They're easy choices for us and I like that we have healthier (and still tasty) options.

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  17. yes not a low calorie food but I love it! Have you tried peanut butter and strawberry jam? Taste good too!

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  18. I love peanut butter and jelly. I eat it at least once a week. I'm a big kid.

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  19. I'm a true PB&J junkie. I'd eat it every day of life if it wouldn't add on to my hips. I'm glad to see that it is healthy though.

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  20. I always liked the amount of protein these had in them. When the kids were in school, I felt pretty good about them having these for lunch a couple times a week.

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  21. I'm a peanut butter addict! My son is, too. :)

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  22. My four year old loves peanut butter. It's a great snack with some no sugar added jam - he thinks he's getting a treat and I can feel better knowing he's getting some good nutrients.

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  23. I'm a big fan of the natural peanut butter too. I still eat it occasionally for lunch.

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  24. Peanut is a great nutrient. It has amazing value for so many things our bodies need every day.

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  25. Currently we will only eat natural peanut butter to avoid all bad for you hydrogenated oils. I have been enjoying these sandwiches for years!

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  26. This is my daughters absolute favorite sandwich in the world. We use a low sugar peanut butter and preserves with no added sugar so I don't feel bad about how many days in a row she takes it for lunch.

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  27. I actually never ate PB&J growing up much, because I didn't think that I liked jelly. But now I enjoy sharing a PB&J with Bubbles every now and then!

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  28. I didn't realize it had all those nutrients. Even niacin! Alrighty then! I'm having more PB&J!

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  29. I ate 3 pb&j sandwiches a day while pregnant with our first. Who doesn't love a pb&j?

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