Fast Food Friday – Real Deal PBJ

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Here is a great low-sugar, high-fiber, antioxidant-rich simple version of the classic PBJ.  Almost every morning for breakfast, I have a single slice of peanut butter toast and a couple of ounces of orange juice.  But when strawberries are in season, I can’t help but make what I call the Real Deal PBJ.  It’s quick and satisfying and healthier than the sugar-laden jelly alternative.  And, kids never say “no” to fresh strawberries, so this is a great way to sneak extra nutrition in on those picky eaters.  This is also a good “starter recipe” for small children just learning to cook.

To all of my jam and jelly fans – don’t worry, I’m totally still making jam but why not savor the ingredients of the season while they are, well, in season!?!

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Real Deal PBJ

One slice bread (use two if you want a true sandwich)
Butter (optional – I like it)
Peanut butter
1-2 rinsed, sliced strawberries (or any other fruit you like)

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Toast bread to desired doneness, spread with butter and/or peanut butter, top with sliced berries and enjoy.

Eat Well!



One thought on “Fast Food Friday – Real Deal PBJ

  1. It’s so quick to prepare and looks nutritious too. I am sure my kids will love it; they love everything about peanut butter. Adding strawberries instead of jam, the best part I liked. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe Trish.

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