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Old 02-05-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Peanut butter and jelly

Are PB&J's healthy at all? I've been craving them a lot lately.

I put Bananas in them sometimes.

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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Well.....if they aren't then there is a whole mess of people that shouldn't be around!! With or without bananas, I would say they are healthier than most lunch meat sandwiches.
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:34 PM   #3
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Are PB&J's healthy at all? I've been craving them a lot lately.

I put Bananas in them sometimes.
If you're looking at strictly fat and calorie content than no, it could be argued that PB and J's are not healthy. But peanut butter has little or no cholesterol, and is a good source of protein, vitamin A, B, E, iron, zinc, and copper. I believe that it has a good source of Omega-3 fats as well. With the bread, will it really depends on what kind you're using. Jelly is low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol which is good. The bad thing is that most of the calories come from sugars.
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Old 02-05-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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The peanut butter is nutritious, and as long as you're pretty active, the jelly won't be a problem. Or try using honey instead of jelly.
Bananas are great with peanut butter, as are apple slices.
Try it on some good whole wheat bread!
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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Peanut butter is very healthy and good for you. Let's just say everything should be eating in moderate portions and you will have no problems gaining. I've been feeding my 3 year old PB&J sandwiches (about 3-4 times weekly) since he was 1 and thankfully, he's a very strong and healthy boy. If you're concerned about the extra sugar and calories, you can get the sugarfree and/or lowfat peanut butter and the low sugar or sugarfree jelly on whole wheat bread. I hope this helps.
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:57 PM   #6
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PBandJ

i eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches just about everyday at work. i just switch between grape and stawberry jelly. does anybody recommend anything else to eat this sandwich besides chips.

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i'm asking becaue this is still part of my school project. thanks
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:03 PM   #7
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If you are doing research for a school project you should really learn to use Google and other search engines rather than discussion groups which provide more opinions than facts.

I did a Google search on "peanut butter nutrition" and came up with hundreds of sites which provide factual and documented information.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:13 PM   #8
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Well, you have forced me to climb my soapbox...ok, are you buying peanut butter with partially hydrogenated oils? If so, then, no! your pb&j is not healthy! sorry! I can't hold back! We only buy all natural peanut butter. It only has peanuts and salt. the only two ingredients! Also agree w/previous post, IN MODERATION!!

I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches! Most delicious!!!
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:54 PM   #9
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I grew up on PB&J sandwiches, and in those days we only had two kinds of peanut butter to choose from.

Still love them.

But love PB and bacon sandwiches more.

Do all things in moderation and you will do just fine.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:58 PM   #10
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pb and bacon, auntdot? Is that really good? now I can truly say I have never heard of that combo! But if there were ever two things always in stock in my home, it's peanut butter and bacon! I will have to give that a go!
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