I have always loved a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but stopped eating them after the Diabetes diagnosis. I figured that they were a thing of the past, to be remembered fondly, but never again to have.
And then we put it together again. The light bulb went off, and we realized that with the bread we found, the peanut butter, and the jelly, we CAN have this treat again! We use Nature’s Own Double Fiber Wheat bread, which has 13 grams of carbs and 5 grams of fiber per slice. Skippy Natural Peanut Butter has 3 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoon serving. And finally, Polaner Sugar Free Concord Grape Jelly with Fiber has 4 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber per 1 tablespoon serving. This makes one peanut butter and jelly sandwich have 33 grams of carbohydrates, and 15 grams of fiber. That makes it do-able for us! Of course there are many more nutritional foods out there, but this does have some nutritional benefits. It is also a great way to get some of that fiber in! It has more fiber than a serving of oatmeal. If you don’t or can’t do peanut butter, any nut butter would be good, I’m sure. Peanut butter is more in our budget right now though, so peanut butter it is!
This bread is great for any type of sandwich. You can really make a low carb and high fiber lunch with some wafer sliced meat, cheese, lettuce, pickle and any other veggies you like to put on it! We also use it for toast at breakfast. It is a must have at our house!