Today's Twist on the Classic PB&J

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We’ve been talking a lot about healthful back-to-school lunches. Check out Publisher Laura Klein’s new feature article, Back to School: 4 Tips for Organic Families. You’ll also find helpful information in two recent blog posts, Lunchroom Nutrition: What’s Your School’s Calorie Quotient? and Beating the Brown-Bag Blahs.


Our end-of-the week recipe is a delicious quickie your kids will love: Peanut Butter and Strawberry Sandwich With Honey—and it couldn’t be easier:

  1. Spread peanut butter on one slice of honey wheat bread.
  2. Arrange a layer of stemmed, sliced strawberries on top of the peanut butter.
  3. Spread the second slice of bread with honey.
  4. Place on top of strawberries, honey side down.

The foundation of this nutritious sandwich is whole-grain bread with a soft texture and smooth taste. Strawberries and 100% whole-grain bread combine two of America’s favorites into one nutritious lunch option. Rich in antioxidants, both help keep the brain and heart healthy and may reduce the risk of some diseases.

Miss the jelly? Strawberries are more nutritious, have more texture and are therefore more satisfying. As an added bonus, the berries stick to peanut butter better than the messier jelly option. And a honey wheat bread will complement the light spread of honey applied to the strawberries.


Recipe and photo courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission and Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Bread

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