A Food Demo: Peanut Butter & ______ Sandwich

Price breakdown of Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich!

Ingredient:                                 Price:

Stop & Shop 100% whole wheat                                              $2.00

Teddie Old Fashioned PB Super Chunky                        $2.69

1 Banana                                                                                                 $0.49

Total:                                                                                                        $5.18

Health Benefits of a Peanut Butter and _______Sandwich:

Peanut Butter:

  • One serving of peanut butter, or 2 tablespoons, contains about 3 grams of saturated fat & 12 grams of unsaturated fat (heart healthy fats)
    • Unsaturated fats decrease LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol)
  • Contains fiber and potassium
  • Unsalted contains a very low amount of sodium

http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/Is-peanut-butter-healthy

 

Bananas:

  • Bananas provide potassium, vitamin C, and fiber
  • They are transportable & protected by skin

Tips:

  • To ripen bananas, refrigetate them
  • Bananas can be picked even if they are still green
    • For eating purposes, the more yellow a banana, the sweeter it will taste
 

Figs:

  • Figs are very low in fat and provide both insoluble and soluble fiber, potassium, calcium & iron.
  • While fresh figs are not always in season, you can purchase dried figs throughout the year.

http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=3565

*The Boston Living Center Nutrition Department would like to thank Teddie Peanut Butter: http://teddie.com/  for their generous donation that was used during our peanut butter demo.

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One thought on “A Food Demo: Peanut Butter & ______ Sandwich

  1. THANK YOU so much for the Teddie peanut butter mention!! Most cool. Just want to let you and your readers know that due to the bad peanut crop this year, peanut butter prices are ready to sky rocket 😦

    Not just Teddie’s …. everyone using U.S. peanut farmers…. SOrry for the yukky news!!!

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