So many of our clients tell us their favorite snack is also their kid’s favorite–an apple with some peanut butter. And who can blame ‘em?! Not us! So we figured we could take this delicious snack to the next level by making it into a meal–a sweet, crisp sandwich that is innovative and tasty and super satisfying! Warm, juicy apples packed with fiber and nutrients and the peanut butter offers healthy fat and protein to keep you feeling full longer. And we ramped up the protein in this recipe (hello 21 grams!) so that it will keep you and your kids satisfied for hours–whether you have this for breakfast or lunch. No one will complain of needing a snack too soon afterwards!
Psst…Some people crave something sweet in the morning (yup, guilty as charged!) and keeping it healthy isn’t always easy, but you can get sweet cravings out of your day early with this wholesome breakfast. Plus, peanut butter just makes everything peanut better!
Crunchy Apple Peanut Butter Sammy
Makes 1 sandwich
2 slices low cal whole wheat bread
1 tbsp. honey
¼ cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. Peanut butter
1 medium red apple
3 egg whites
1 tsp. Cinnamon
In a medium sized bowl, add 3 egg whites and cinnamon.
Dip the two slices of bread in the egg whites and cover, let the bread soak the egg whites for added protein and increased moisture.
In a medium Ziploc bag, add the breadcrumbs and shake the slices of bread in the bag evenly to distribute crumbs.
Slice apples in wedges and place in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon.
On a George Forman grill (or pan on medium heat) grill the egg and breadcrumb covered bread and cook until egg mixture is no longer runny, about 4-5 mins.
Remove from heat and lather toast with peanut butter while it is warm. Add the apple and honey mixture to the toast. Place remaining piece of bread on top, making a sandwich and grill on stovetop or George Forman for another 3-5 minutes for extra crisp. Cut sandwich in half and eat up!
Nutritional Information per sandwich:
Calories 330; Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 2g; Carbohydrates 66g; Protein 21g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 396mg; Fiber 9g