PB&W - The Perfect Sandwichby The Nutrition Twins
As kids, we were pretty picky eaters, but there was one thing you could always count on us eating --a peanut butter sandwich.
In our house, it often had honey on it rather than jelly, as our mom always seemed to have her own way of serving something slightly different than the norm. But either way, we loved our PB &J, or our PB& H. And if your kids are like the way we were, or like Tammy’s twin daughters, peanut butter goes down without a fight and it’s a good vehicle for getting nutrition into your kids.
So when we recently saw this delicious twist on a PB sandwich, we tried it, had the kids try it, and we were all hooked. It’s a PB&W (Watermelon) sandwich. And it’s absolutely divine!
And although it may sound a little strange, it happens to be one of the most delicious (and nutritious) sandwiches that we've had in a while! And it’s so easy-- this sandwich simply replaces the jelly with a slice of cold watermelon. The watermelon gives the sandwich a great crunchy texture and provides just the right amount of juiciness to offset the thickness of the peanut butter.
Just be sure to place peanut butter on BOTH pieces of bread to prevent the watermelon from turning the sandwich into a soggy mess.
Here’s the recipe:
The PB&W Sandwich
- Bread (two slices)
- Peanut butter
Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread to prevent the watermelon from making the bread soggy. Place one watermelon slice (rind removed), a quarter to one-half an inch thick, between the two slices of bread.
So easy! Eat and enjoy! And bask in these nutritional bonuses: Vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6 are found in watermelon. Vitamin C helps to boost the body’s immune system. Watermelon is rich in antioxidants and contains 672 mg of citrulline per serving (it’s the primary source of citrulline in fruits and veggies), which can help maintain cardiovascular function. A two-cup serving of watermelon is also a source of potassium (it contains 8 percent of the daily value), a mineral necessary for water balance and found inside of every cell. People with low potassium levels can experience muscle cramps.
How have you gotten creative with your peanut butter sandwich?
The Nutrition Twins work with the National Watermelon Board to help people to learn the health benefits of watermelon.