PB&J: the Illustrated Guide to Fast and Frugal Sandwiches

February 22, 2008 at 6:39 am Leave a comment

A while back, I did a post called PB&J for Fun, Health and the Planet!  If you’ve decided you, too, love PB&J, and you want to save time (and maybe money) preparing your sandwiches, you won’t want to miss CleverDude’s illustrated guide to PB&J sandwich assembly.

CleverDude has developed a method for making a month’s worth of sandwiches, set-up to clean-up, in just 25 minutes… for peanuts! J Yup, he’s even posted stats on how much each sandwich costs. It is a personal finance blog, after all. He uses standard wheat bread, peanut butter, grape jelly and strawberry jam, so it’s pretty cheap.

My version would be more expensive because I’d focus on lower calorie, healthier ingredients. My bread would be the highest fiber, lowest calorie bread I could find, such as Aunt Hattie’s Light Wheat (40 calories and 4 grams of fiber per slice). I’d stock up on Better’n Peanut Butter with 85% less fat and 40% fewer calories than regular PB. Finally, I’d go with Smucker’s low-sugar jam, which only has 10 calories per serving.

No matter what ingredients you use, with CleverDude’s technique, you can easily make a month’s worth of delicious – and nutritious – lunches in no time.


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