Tag: peanut butter

Suzy Oakley: Not your father’s PB&J – 3 healthy riffs on ‘Peanut Butter and Jelly

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.”

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Keri Bucci: Lunch Box PB & J Pies {Foodie Friday}

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.

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KD Reep: Peanut Butter Freakies {Foodie Friday}

Kelli Reep has never been accused of possessing grace or dignity so this recipe is perfectly suited for her. Peanut Butter Freakies are a super mash-up of all things junk food – corn chips, peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup – even chocolate chips. Serve it at a party to ensure everyone has something to talk about.

Find out what Kelli has to say about these Peanut Butter Freakies HERE.

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KD Reep is a KD Reep headshotwriter, public relations practitioner and aspiring author in Little Rock. She owns Flywrite Communications Inc., a marketing communications agency in Mabelvale. She is a six-time recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s Prism award and has been published statewide as well as in the Arkansas Times, Inviting Arkansas, Savvy Magazine, Bourbon & Boots, Arkansas Money & Politics, Delta Farm Press and Rice Farmer magazine, among others. 

 

 

 

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Jodi Coffee: Peanut Butter and Jelly Rollups {Foodie Friday}

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!

To see what genius I did go  HERE.

 

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.

Brittney Deane: Peanut Butter Burger.

Several years ago, I was in Tulsa at an event at a bowling alley.  Ok, it was a bowling tournament. For Hanson Day. Yes, that Hanson. I’m a big fan and attend their annual fan club event, which includes a bowling tournament (you can stop laughing now. I embrace my geekiness.) Anyway, after we finished bowling, we were starving. It was a small alley in downtown Tulsa and they didn’t cook – but they served a few unique things that were actually made in the restaurant next door and walked over between the alleyway. I don’t remember what my friends had, but I had a peanut butter burger. I love trying different and new things, and I had never seen peanut butter and burger in the same dish. It was delicious.The peanut butter was creamy and salty and a hint of sweet. The caramelized onions added a savory hit and the buns were crispy to hold up to so much burger – they were toasted frozen waffles!
 
 
I decided to create my own version (spoiler alert: I added bacon!). Don’t knock it until you try it! READ MORE
 
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Jacqueline Presley: Healthier Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream

Celebrate Cooking Together

Whether you are an ice cream lover, but can’t handle the lactose or you just want to cut fat and calories of your favorite sweet treat, I’ve got you. You can celebrate carving about 150 calories off your midnight snack if you make it my way.

Here’s what you need:

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Chop up your banana.

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Add it and a tablespoon of peanut butter (I used chunky.) to your food processor.

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You will process it for a bit. Keep going until you get this texture:

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Top with your favorites. I used chia seeds, but could also use sprinkles, peanuts, or chocolate chips.

It’s pretty delicious and it makes a great healthy after-school snack too!

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Jacqueline PresleyI am a work-at-home-mom of two little crazies: Katie (almost 7) and  Jackson (almost 5) and wife to Spencer for 12 years. I blog at CreativeOutpour and I am a Social Media Manager for Rockwell Global.

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Recipe Review {Foodie Friday}

Written by ARWB February 2012 Blogger of the Month, Gina Knuppenburg of Desperately Seeking {Gina}.

 

Perusing my collection of cookbooks you’d probably find it interesting seeing Disney’s Family Cookbook {link: http://www.amazon.com/Disneys-Family-Cookbook-Irresistible-Recipes/dp/078686382X } amongst all the other more grown-up cookbooks.  I bought it fifteen or sixteen years ago when I was a nanny.  I loved cooking and baking for my charges and this particular cookbook was fabulous for baking with kids.

It’s filled with simple, tasty recipes easy enough for kids to help with, whether it’s scooping flour, mixing batters, or even just licking the spoon.  The book is filled with large, colorful photographs, easy-to-read recipes, and comes spiral bound for easy maneuvering.  The outside cover is durable enough to stand up to sticky hands {as evidenced by my much used copy} and splatters wipe off easily.

 

 

One of my old favorite recipes to make with my two charges was PB & J Surprise Muffins {you can find the recipe here}. {<~~~link: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/peanut-butter-jelly-surprise-muffins-676593/ }

 

 

I remember making these multiple times and enjoying them every time.  With this batch, however, I received only mediocre results.  The muffins were better eaten immediately after baking, but seemed dry after  a few hours.  Reheating didn’t seem to help. Also, I would definitely recommend adding 2 teaspoons of jam instead of the as-written one teaspoon.

 

I was slightly disappointed that they just didn’t taste the way I remembered them!  So, I asked myself how I could make them better and this is what I heard:

 

“Self, what goes with peanut butter better than anything??”  And, I answered!  Chocolate.

 

 

I added five “chunks” of Nestle Tollhouse Chunks per muffin.  In retrospect, I could have added at least five more.

 

 

I liked the chocolate better, but sadly, they were still a tad too dry for my liking.  Any foodies out there have any suggestions how to improve this recipe?

You can learn more about Gina by reading her blog Desperately Seeking {Gina} or by checking out her Blogger of the Month Page.