Ten Ways to Improve Your Peanut Butter Sandwich

Ten Ways to Improve Your Peanut Butter Sandwich

PB Lover month

  1. Try a flavored peanut butter (Dark Chocolate Dreams and Fit and Nutty are two of my favorites)
  2. Add fresh fruit (banana slices, berries, and grapes add a great texture and flavor)
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  3. Top with chocolate chips.  Because chocolate.
  4. Use a flavored bread.  Imagine Peanut Butter Brownie with strawberry jelly on banana bread, … or Bliss’s cinnamon peanut butter with grape jelly on raisin bread … yum!
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  5. Eat it warm!  Get out the panini press because the only thing better than peanut butter is gooey peanut butter.
  6. Turn it into French toast.
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  7. Smear on a unique jelly or jam.  Grape and strawberry are great, but there are some other great options.  My favorites are blueberry preserves, carrot cake jam, apple pie jam, and huckleberry jelly.
  8. Use produce instead of bread.  I personally love Espresso nut butter sandwiched between sweet potato toast or Mighty Maple peanut butter on apple slices.
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  9. Use two types of nut butter and/or two types of jelly.  Hear me out: Nutella + crunchy peanut butter + strawberry jelly.  
  10. Cookie cutters can make cute mini-sandwiches
Top Ten Tuesday: Rice Cakes

Top Ten Tuesday: Rice Cakes

Rice cakes get a bad rap.  Take the following conversation, for example:

Mom: Kat, I know you put rice cakes on the grocery list, but I didn’t buy any because I didn’t know what flavor you would want.

Dad: Flavor?  Rice cakes?  That’s like saying that you couldn’t buy saw dust because you couldn’t remember our favorite flavor!

While plain rice cakes do tend do be dry and dull, toppings and seasonings can transform the treats.  Here’s ten sweet, savory, or simple ways to morph a boring rice cake into a delectable snack.

 

Ten Ways to Top a Rice Cake

1. Cucumber Melon

  • Watermelon flavored yogurt
  • Cucumber slices

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2.  Strawberry Banana

  • Mashed banana
  • Strawberry slices

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3. Caramel Cream

  • Caramelized dates (2 dates, pitted and chopped, microwaved in 2 tsp. milk for 30 seconds)
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* This combination treats the rice cake like a single, large piece of rice cereal

4.  Huevos Rojos y Verdes

  • Hard boiled egg
  • Green salsa
  • Red salsa

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5. Good ‘Ole Raisins and Peanut Butter

  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins

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6.  Sugarplum

  • Fresh plum slices
  • Honey

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7.  Banana Nut

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8. Green Nectarine

  • Pistachio pudding
  • Nectarines

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9. Black Apple

  • Apple jelly
  • Blackberry preserves

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10. Triple C

  • Cottage cheese
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut

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How do you top your rice cakes?