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Old 02-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #11
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Try REAL peanut butter (if the ingredients list anything other than peanuts and salt, it ain't real peanut butter!) and low or sugarless jelly, jam or preserves (try Polaner All Fruit Preserves, which have no added sugar) on whole grain bread. Now THAT is healthy!
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:17 PM   #12
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Love Pb&J...who would disagree with "all things in moderation". All the studies in the world seem to point to this universal truth (why DO we need all those studies, anyway, if everybody already knows this?)...

Smart Balance is making a peanut butter that is a good source of Omega-3's - I've tried it, it's pretty good.

Enjoy your PB&J.
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:58 AM   #13
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I love PB&J too. Sometimes I will use other nut butters in place of PB just to change things up. Cashew butter w/ honey is really good, or almond and apple butter together. Experiment! There are lots of yummy protein/nut and fruit combos to try.

Also, try different kinds of breads. You could try pita, tortillas (and make PB&J "wraps"), english muffins, thin rye bread, raisin bread, etc.

And like everyone else said, anything in moderation! As long as you aren't using huge globs of nut butter and having it for breakfast, lunch and supper, then it can be part of a healthy diet!
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:06 AM   #14
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Believe this?

There is a school here that is serving the kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches everyday! They say this is a balanced meal. It also will cut down quite a lot of expense and the kids seem to like it for right now. I wonder if they will cont inue to do this next week? it is interesting about this combination.

Elvis Presley loved peanut butter and bananas. I think that was pretty good combination and have tried it myself and found it very good. Look at jimmy Carter he has peanut farm and I can imagine he ate lot of peanut butter! One thing I am glad it is offered in the stores but watching the ingredients is important. When it is natural have to stir it to make sure the oils are combined with the butter.

I am getting hungry. I also like almond butter on toast.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:05 PM   #15
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In moderation is the key to all for sure when it comes to eating. After all, if you think about it, the name says it all........peanut BUTTER. So, you can't
eat a ton of it and it expect it to be good for you.
I'm kind of a sucker for a pbj made with the mango spread we make. But,
I still love me strawberry jam too :)
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:48 PM   #16
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mango spread

Mango spread? Never saw that before! You make it? I love mangos but to make spread from them would be too expensive. Only buy small quantity to eat. Sounds delicious. AND with peanut butter? Great!

Spoke too soon. Checked the link on your post and will order some. Like I said I am getting hunry since I only had yogurt and banana this morning. Try to limit my intake of food someway but have to make allowance for mango spread one day. You piqued my interest. Thanks
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:14 PM   #17
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Peanut butter is very, very healthy.
And there are ways to make basically anything diet-friendly.

Try:

2 slices of whole wheat bread
2 Tbs. of Smuckers natural peanut butter
2 Tbs. of Smuckers sugar-free jam

=350 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated), 6g fibre, 11g protein.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:53 PM   #18
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After all, if you think about it, the name says it all........peanut BUTTER. So, you can't
eat a ton of it and it expect it to be good for you.
Au contraire, mon ami. The term butter in peanut butter refers to the consistency only. Dairy butter has saturated fat, which is not healthy, and margarine has trans fats, which are even more unhealthy, whereas peanut butter is about 50 percent monounsaturated and 30 percent polyunsaturated fat, both of which are healthy. Your body does require some fats, at least 10% of your dietary intake.
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:20 PM   #19
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To be a little bit off-topic.. I know people who love and sware by peanut butter and butter sandwiches.
Now that... would be a little harder to incorperate into a healthy diet. :p
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:46 PM   #20
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peanut butter is a very healthy food as long as you get the natural kind. protein, vitamins, fiber, & it's filling. have whole grain bread, don't glop on the jelly, and you have a nutritious snack/ meal.
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