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Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Type: Recipes   Skills: Health & SafetyPlay & Creativity
Substitute healthier ingredients to make the same peanut butter and jelly lunch more nutritious. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
What We Learn
By paying more attention to the ingredients of your food you can help make simple meals more nutritious for your children.
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Whole grain bread
Peanut Butter
White bread, creamy peanut butter, grape jelly and chips may seem like a flawless combination, but there are ways to improve upon this classic lunch.

Use whole grain bread instead of white. Check that the peanut butter you use is made from only peanuts, without hydrogenated oils. This extra fat is a known factor in childhood obesity.

Make sure that your juice is 100% juice and not flavoring mixed with sugar. Check for the same on your jellyís label. Natural ingredients are much more nutritious.

Donít serve foods or drinks with high fructose corn syrup. Kids donít need the extra sugar content.

And lastly, try using vegetable chips instead of potato chips.

There are many healthy options available. Just checking the ingredients and nutrition information on the label can help you to make healthier food choices for the children in your child care.
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