Suzy Oakley has had a long love affair with peanut butter and jelly, but sometimes adults have to act like … well, adults. Because of an aversion to her family’s legacy of diabetes and heart disease, she’s always trying to think outside the breadbox and modify simple, time-tested treats to be just a little healthier, yet still delish.
See how she takes the idea of a traditional PB&J sandwich and dishes up a few modern twists. Keep your minds (and your tastebuds) open – it’s a new day in the world of PB&J. (P.S. It’s OK to lick your fingers.) Continue reading.
With certifications in wellness and running (plus budget coaching, but we won’t go into that here), Suzy is nonetheless a work in progress. She considers life an extended form of school, where every student has the opportunity to learn something every day if they keep their minds and hearts open. She considers herself “your travel companion on the journey to well-being.”
In the South, our food is a love language. Someone is always offering delicious treats as a way to love on their family and friends. When I go home to visit my mom she always goes out of her way to have some of my favorites from my childhood ready for me. That is just her way showing that she loves me and wants to make me a happy girl.
In keeping with my southern roots, I do the same for my little guy. I love baking special treats that not only make his tummy happy but are also healthier options for him. What better way to put a smile on his face than with little pies?
These small PB & J pies will make a great portable treat for those little ones heading back to school. With a little time and a lot of love, you can make a sugar-free dessert for those new lunch boxes this year. I can see the smiles now when they bite into these sweet treats! Read more
Keri is a sassy southern girl who loves cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She is a former corporate minded gal turned homeschooling mom and baker. When she’s not teaching lessons or helping her husband with the family business you can find her blogging about recipes and getting healthy over at My Table for Three.
Some foods are meant to be together: peas and carrots, beets and goat cheese, peanut butter and jelly… What? Beets and goat cheese weren’t the first things to come to mind? Well, I’ll save that for another day. I wanted to share a simple recipe for a snack I like to make using a combo most of us know and love, peanut butter and jelly.
This was actually an accidental discovery due to lack of planning and foresight secondary to vacation induced crazy-brain. You know what I mean? Fortunately, this marriage of flavors is somewhat flexible and I did not go down as the mom who starved her kiddos in the sand. These little roll-up bites are handy for travel, pre-workout, post-workout, or basically anytime you need a little pick-me up. I recently made them for a quick trip we made to the beach. And like a hot dog is to the ballpark, everything tastes better on the beach!
Jodi Coffee, who blogs at The Coffee House Life, is the mom of three beautiful and energetic little girls that ALWAYS give her something to blog about. She loves to try new things — food, travel and adventure. In her spare time…wait a minute. What is that? She enjoys training for triathlons, and is currently chasing a lifetime dream of crossing the finish line of her first IRONMAN. She is a backyard farmer, a farmers’ market manager and enjoys helping bring healthy opportunities to her community.