Upgrade your PB&J with these 5 hacks!
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5 easy ways to upgrade your PB&J sandwich! Don’t get bored with your sandwich; improve it by adding apples or banana, strawberries, chocolate, or bacon!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.
SCHOOL STARTED ON WEDNESDAY!
Okay, sorry for shouting, but I am so excited school is back in session. It’s been an odd summer and Jordan’s been bored to death for most of it, so she’s just as excited for school as I am.
The only thing that I am not excited about for school? Making lunch. It’s such a pain to find new and creative ways to make lunch for Jordan. She gets bored easily and now that she’s in middle school she wants to be cool and buy lunch every day, which is a big NO in my book.
I set out to create some new and fun ways to make her favorite sandwich and I came up with 5 new ways to upgrade your PB&J!
Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are a classic and iconic school lunch. Growing up I never liked the combination but now as an adult I totally do, especially on toast.
Plain PB&J can get boring fast, especially if your kid eats them every day. That’s why these 5 PB&J sandwich hacks are perfect for the start of school.
How can you upgrade your PB&J?
It’s easy to upgrade your PB&J simply by stuffing the sandwich with something new.
Does your child love bananas, strawberries, or apples? Slice them and put them in the sandwich!
What about chocolate? Jordan loves chocolate and the peanut butter/chocolate combination is always a hit. Throw some chocolate chips in your PB&J for a sweet twist.
For my fifth and final PB&J upgrade? BACON! Yes, I put bacon in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich and it was fantastic. Peanut butter on savory food (like burgers) is all the rage right now…why shouldn’t PB&J get in on the fun?
When you’re choosing peanut butter and jelly for your sandwiches, be sure to choose Jif® Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam. You want to choose the best product for your kids and Jif and Smucker’s go so well together.
There’s nothing more iconic than a PB&J made with Jif Peanut Butter and Smucker’s Strawberry Jam!
If you can hold off on eating the peanut butter with a spoon (we do that on a daily basis in my house), make yourself an old fashioned PB&J…and then upgrade it with a new flavor. The sky’s the limit: pick your favorite add-in!
What will you add to your PB&J? I have so many other ideas:
- Chopped Peanuts
- Chocolate spread or fudge sauce
The options are endless to upgrade your PB&J. But just make sure you do it with Jif and Smucker’s!
PB&J SANDWICH HACKS
- Sliced Bread
- Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- Smucker's Strawberry Jam
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING UPGRADES:
- Chocolate Chips
- Cooked Bacon
- Make your peanut butter and jelly sandwich as desired.
- Strawberry PB&J: add sliced strawberries.
- Banana & Honey PB&J: add sliced banana and a drizzle of honey.
- Chocolate PB&J: add chocolate chips.
- Apple PB&J: add sliced apples.
- Bacon PB&J: add cooked and drained bacon to your sandwich.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1 sandwich) — Calories: 431, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 405mg, Potassium: 265mg, Carbohydrates: 58g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 24g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin C: 3.5%, Calcium: 144%, Iron: 2.6%
Looking for more new ways to switch up your PB&J? Try making these:
PB&J Brownies add your favorite combination to chocolate brownies.
Make PB&J Gooey Bars for a back to school treat.