Peanut butter and jelly sandwich has always been a staple for many Americans. However, recently, this sandwich is fast growing to be more popular in other parts of the world as well. In Asia for example, people have been eating them without realizing it.
The reason being, they do not know that jelly actually refers to jam spreads. Therefore, they eat this tasty snack without ever knowing that it was the famous PB ‘n’ J (the famous acronym given for the sandwich).
Benefits Of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is actually good for you, contrary to what many people say, if you know how to choose the right type of peanut butter. Raw peanut butter, or rather less processed ones are best, and you should stay away from those that are highly processed.
The reason for this is because highly processed ones tend to contain more saturated fat that is responsible for clogging up arteries. If this becomes worse, it will lead to various cardiovascular related illnesses, like heart attack and stroke.
Peanut butter contains quite a fair bit of protein and carbohydrates. The protein goes a long way in building healthy looking skin, eyes and stronger muscles while carbohydrates give you energy to work throughout the day.
This is why you tend to crave for peanut butter and jelly sandwich from time to time. When you are tired or lack energy, this can give you a pretty good boost during midday.
Preparing Your PB ‘n’ J Sandwich
- 2 slices of bread, toasted
- Jelly, otherwise known as jam
- Peanut butter, least processed
Take one slice of bread and generously spread peanut butter on it. On the other slice, spread jelly. Be careful not to overdo it as the jelly can spill when you’re eating if you add too much.
Gently press both slices together and enjoy this delicious snack!
I actually like eating them with a cup of hot tea, but that’s just my personal preference. I hope you enjoy this recipe! It is a delicious snack, something you can have any time of the day.
The one thing I somewhat dislike, is when the bread clings to the roof of my mouth, and I have to use my tongue to get it off! The feeling is annoying, but when I feel the peanut butter on my palette…