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Peanut butter. Love it or hate it (and I find that people usually fall into one boat or the other!), you can't deny that it's a convenient option. Creamy, crunchy, or whipped, it's got texture, flavor, and, best of all, protein! Paired with its BFF jelly or its other pal, chocolate, it makes for a hearty and relatively healthy mid-day meal or nosh.

Related: How to make peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls

Today is National Peanut Butter Day and we're celebrating the ultimate snack food with a few updates on the traditional PB&J sandie. Upgrade your lunchbox game with these fun, creative, and yummy ideas. (And get the latest pediatrician-recommended guidelines for introducing your child to peanuts and peanut products, HERE.)

sandwich cutters

Shape It or Cut It


A cookie cutter instantly transforms a plain ole sandwich into a work of edible art. It's amazing how a heart-shaped PB&J can actually taste better.

Grill It

grilled pb&j


A standard PB&J is fine and all, but pressed in a Panini maker, it's next-level delicious. Ooey-gooey, warm, and toasty it's crispy on the outside and melted perfection on the inside. Grill It via Cooking Classy

Update Your Sandwiches

waffle pb&j


Instead of white or wheat bread, try smearing your peanut butter and jelly on two toaster-oven waffles. It'll have the crunch and subtle sweetness you crave. Swap Out Your Bread for Toaster Waffles via Ready Set Eat

Waffles for Lunch

PB&J pancakes
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Who needs syrup when you have a thin layer of peanut butter and a little bit of jelly sandwiched between two fluffy round pancakes. Whip Up Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes via The Baker Mama

TexMex Inspiration

pb quesadilla


Layer a bit of peanut butter and sliced bananas between two tortillas and grill! Serve with some jam dipping sauce! Make Peanut Butter Quesadillas via Texanerin Baking

Brunch Time

peanut butter and jelly french toast


Not sure we can consider this one a meal. This recipe is as decadent as a dessert can get. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, it's sweet, savory, and soooo very good. Treat Yourself to PB&J French Toast via PopSugar

Sushi Fun

sushi sandwich


Shape you mini sandwiches like sushi rolls and serve with chopsticks, and enjoy! Get the recipe on Momtrends here.

MORE FOOD FEATURES FOR YOUR FAMILY FROM MOMTRENDS

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  3. 10 Hearty Breakfasts to Feed Your Family in the Winter

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