Patently simple, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a timeless classic. It’s incredibly simple to throw together even amidst the busiest of schedules, and its nutty goodness delights crowds of all ages. Yet, as we all begin to take a closer look at our health, a quick bite of a PB&J might begin to feel like a guilty pleasure. Luckily, a couple simple swaps is all it takes to upgrade this favorite and turn it into a healthy treat.

Healthy Doesn’t Have to Mean Hard

Many times, “healthy” versions of food get a bad reputation. They might be extremely difficult to make, extra time-consuming in the kitchen, or just require ingredients that are hard to find–and might not taste too good. At Betsy’s Best, we believe that good-for-you should taste good too, which is why this gourmet PB&J recipe has all the elements you’re looking for.

Cutting down on processed, unnatural, and unnecessary ingredients is at the top of Betsy’s priority list whenever she’s working on a recipe. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find products that truly succeed at this. You’ll often find that they sneak in low-quality ingredients or the end result simply doesn’t take good.

Most agree that “diet” products and other so-called healthy foods aren’t as good for you as they claim to be. Of course, with millions of people trying to eat healthier, finding good alternatives is a must. When it comes to butters, Betsy’s Best is proud to be a name you can trust.

The Gourmet PB&J from Betsy’s Best

This recipe from Betsy’s Best turns a classic treat into a truly gourmet experience. With all the simplicity and taste you love, this new and improved version of the PB&J will prove just as yummy without the guilt. Plus, one swap to Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter allows you to make a nut-free version!

It’s healthy thanks to its use of Betsy’s Best nut or seed butter as the main ingredient. Paired with your jam of choice, this sandwich features cacao nibs and sliced strawberries for that extra yum factor. Plus, a tablespoon of granola makes it nice and crunchy!

Spread onto the bread of your choosing and you’ve got a sandwich that’s just as easy and enjoyable as the original. Of course, if you compare the nutrition facts, this version will surely come out on top. The use of Betsy’s Best butter on its own will help you reduce the unnecessary sugar content while making for a less-processed, more natural end result. Give it a try for yourself and you’ll see that even your pickiest eaters are bound to love it.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoon Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granola

Directions

  1. Make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter on one slice and jam on the other.
  2. Add sliced strawberries on top of the peanut butter
  3. Slice and sprinkle cacao and granola on the jam.
  4. Place together like a sandwich.
  5. Enjoy!

Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

It is a great thing that more and more people are beginning to question the healthiness of the foods we eat. Peanut butter is one of them. Many brands process peanut butter with added sugar and other unnecessary ingredients that make it less healthy and enjoyable for everyone. That’s why Betsy decided to make her own Gourmet Peanut Butter.

The Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter available today wasn’t discovered on the first try. Betsy spent a lot of time in her own kitchen testing out multiple recipes with the help of her extra-picky daughter. It wasn’t until she gave her own smile of approval that Betsy moved forward in launching this delicious, truly gourmet, and guilt-free peanut butter.

As a registered dietitian, Betsy knows what it takes to make a product that pleases the health-conscious without disappointing anyone’s taste buds. When you buy Betsy’s Best, you know that you’re getting a gourmet treat that’s naturally low in sugar. When that extra bit of sweetness is needed, Betsy uses a blend of natural sweeteners, like organic honey, organic stevia leaf extract, and Demerara sugar.

Like all of Betsy’s butters, this peanut butter features a delightful texture along with a short list of wholesome ingredients. Plus, chia seeds give this peanut butter a great consistency while also adding an extra boost of protein and fiber. If you’re not familiar with chia seeds yet, they come with countless benefits, delivering lots of vitamins and antioxidants (and very few calories). So, to answer the question, this peanut butter is great for you!

More Tasty, Healthy Twists from Betsy’s Best

Peanut butter and jelly work so great together, and there are many ways to pair them beyond sandwiches. Betsy has personally tested countless recipes that feature this delicious pairing, all while being health-conscious and enjoyable even for the pickiest eaters. Check out all of her gourmet PB&J recipes here, like the Pina Colada Sandwich!

As a mom, Betsy knows that everyone is looking for relief from their busy schedules. But, she also believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality or taste. Eating healthy should never be a compromise, and that’s why she created Betsy’s Best butters. These are the same gourmet butters that her family enjoys, and she hopes you love them, too!

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