Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lester Holt's Peanut Butter Sandwich

Lester Holt made a terrific peanut butter sandwich this morning during a competition on The Today Show.  It went something like this:

Lester Holt’s Peanut Butter Sandwich:
Flat Bread
Spread it with peanut butter
Sprinkle with crumbled bacon
Drizzle with honey
Sprinkle with chopped pickles
Top with crushed potato chips

This segment got me thinking about the simple pleasure of peanut butter.  This protein/fat spread should be a staple in every household.  I make, on average, 12 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each week for lunch for my kids.

Here are the stats:
Two tablespoons has 180 calories, 16 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein

While it’s not a low fat/calorie diet option, it still has a place in your diet as part of a quick energy-boosting snack or lunch.  Use crackers or bread that is low in calories and you’ll be in good shape.

Ideas for using peanut butter:
Spread in the canal of fresh, raw celery stalks
Cut a banana in half length-wise, spread with peanut butter
Peanut butter and any flavor jelly on crackers, bread, pita, etc…
Peanut butter and marshmallow spread on bread, pita, etc…
Spread peanut butter on top of a granola bar for added energy
Scoop it into a spoon and it eat like a lollipop!

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