article was written by Ashley Palmer.
is back in session, and let's be honest: By now, you've probably resorted to
packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day. Don't get me wrong—I love
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They're the perfect vegetarian food! But packed
lunches can become pretty dull. To help you out, here are five easy ways to
spruce up the classic PB&J sandwich:
freshly sliced bananas to your favorite sandwich for an extra layer of flavor
and a strong dose of fiber and potassium. Other good options include diced
strawberries and halved grapes.
up the jelly. If you're used to using grape jelly, switch to strawberry or
raspberry. Or even try your hand at making your own homemade blueberry jam!
using almond butter in place of peanut butter. Not only is it delicious, it also doesn't usually
contain any added oils or sugar, which are frequently found in peanut butter.
your own fresh, homemade bread. Nothing quite compares to the freshness of a
well-made loaf of bread. Try your hand at one of the many easy (and accidentally vegan)
bread recipes found online.
out the cookie cutters. Make your child's lunch more interesting by cutting up
his or her sandwich into fun shapes like hearts, stars, and dinosaurs.
you're feeling really bold, why not try all five tips at one time? What are
your tricks for keeping variety in your lunches and those of your kids? Share
with us in the comments section below.
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