PB & P

I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that I am a big fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

After all, I eat several peanut butter fingers a day…

Looove PB

Peanut Butter Fingers Make Me Smile

When I was in middle school I used to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with mint jelly. My mom served mint jelly when she would make lamb and I fell in love with it. I figured mint jelly shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions involving lamb, so it became a staple in my lunches. Don’t knock it ’til ya try it! πŸ˜€

I didn’t have jelly on hand today, but I did have a big, juicy pear and figured a couple of slices of the fruit would make a yummy (and more nutritious) jelly substitute.

Pear Slices

I topped half of a Thomas’ light multi-grain English muffin with the pear slices and spread creamy peanut butter on the other half.

Spreadin' PB

Open-Faced PB & P

Tuesday's Breakfast

My pb & p breakfast sandwich was delicious!

I’ve made this same sandwich with apple slices before, but I think the softer texture of the pear worked better as a jelly substitute. YUM.


Today’s workout was a doozie!

I started with 30 minutes on the treadmill, following this workout:

30 Minute Treadmill Workout

The gym felt like it was 5,000 degrees today, so I was a sweaty mess by the end of that workout! I finished up my cardio session with 20 minutes on the elliptical.

Questions of the Day

Are you a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Are you a creamy or chunky peanut butter lover? What kind of jelly is your favorite?

I love all kinds of peanut butter. I refuse to limit myself to just one choice (but if I really had to pick, I’d say chunky). As for jelly, I’ve always loved grape or blackberry jelly.

35 Responses

  1. Absolutely creamy PB but I’m less picky on the jelly! My mom makes homemade jam (and sends it to me still thank goodness :)) and usually whatever she just made- but the faves are strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, or peach!

  2. Creamy pb all the way!! I love pb and j’s. I really like all kinds of jelly. My favorite flavor would have to be strawberry or FIG!! Yum!

  3. Mmmmm…I love ALL kinds of nut butter…I really haven’t ever met one that I didn’t like.

    As for jelly/jam, strawberry jam is my FAVORITE πŸ™‚

  4. I like crunchy pb as well and Id say that blackberry or strawberry is my fav jelly!

    oh, and I love almond butter much more than pb–specifically, justins maple almond butter!

  5. I am a HUGE fan of PB&J. Growing up when everyone else had cold meat sandwiches I always had a pb&j…love ’em to this day! I’m a creamy pb fan and usually only eat my mom’s homemade strawberry jam, which I hope to make my own batch this year!

  6. I like Crunchy PB and Red Raspberry jelly! YUMMY:)

  7. Your breakfast looks good!!
    As for peanut butter- I feel the same- ANY peanut butter is GREAT peanut butter πŸ™‚ Although, I have to say, I am definitely a JIF girl over any other brand (not that I won’t eat it.) & I have both crunch & smooth in the house. Favorite jelly: grape or strawberry with CHUNKS of strawberries in it.

  8. I like creamy PB and love raspberry jam. Oh yum!

  9. I prefer creamy PB…all natural kind. Polaner All Fruit Strawberry is my favorite jelly!

  10. LOVE PB&J, but it’s gotta be creamy PB and strawberry preserves…YUM!

  11. I’m a sucker for crunchy peanut butter and homemade strawberry jelly! YUM!

    ps I just found your blog recently and it has quickly become one of my favorites! Keep it up girlie πŸ™‚

  12. I love any nut butter! Chunky PB in oatmeal or breakfast grains is my favorite. I like the crunch in the smooth grains.

  13. Chunky PB all the way, especially if it’s freshly made (ie Fresh Market, Whole Foods or even Publix). I die for that stuff.

    I really like my mom’s homemade raspberry jam, too! Super tart. Slap that stuff between some really good wheat bread and I feel like I’m 5 years old again πŸ™‚

  14. Great workout! You are so pretty! πŸ™‚

  15. I just love nut butters- creamy, chunky, flavored and just about any kind of jam.

  16. I LOVE PB and J. I eat it as a “treat” lunch! The best PB and J is good bread, like great harvest or my Dad’s homemade whole grain honey. Of course all natural PB chunky. TO top it off I LOVE apricot jam. It reminds me of my Grandma’s friend pies. Okay now I want one-dang no apricot Jelly

  17. I enjoy strawberry jelly with almond butter. Delicious!

  18. Hey chica!
    LOVE PB fingers…or PB spoons!, but in a pinch the fingers always win! I would rather have a open-faced PB&J so I can enjoy the PB side and Jelly side…without mixing the flavors. CHUNKY for PB sandwiches, and Raspberrry preserves! YUM!

  19. Definitely! I eat pb sandwiches a lot. It’s a cheap, easy and nutritious snack or meal! πŸ™‚ I prefer chunky to smooth pb too.

  20. OMG, huge fan of PB&Js. So this is kind of weird but I actually loved putting in potato chips in my PB&J as a kid. Sooo good! Oh and smooth PB all the way!

  21. CRUNCHY!!! And I love my sandwiches with PB and apple butter!!! YUM!!

  22. I don’t limit myself: Nut and fruit sandwiches come in all tastes and textures! Almond butter and apple butter is a favorite, smooth peanut butter and banana, peanut butter and any kind of jelly or jam, oh man… any combination of a nut butter and a fruit (in any form) is delicious.
    I currently have 3 open jars of jams and 6 open jars of nut butters in my fridge!!! YUM!

  23. I’m an all-natural, chunky PB fan…and either raspberry or apricot jam.

    Do you like PB&Banana sammies? Those are my fav!

  24. I like both creamy & chunky but I think I would go with creamy if it came to life or death!


    ORANGE MARMALADE!!! my favorite !!!

  26. Not really a PB fan, although I do like Trader Joe’s Peanut butter fileld pretzels.

  27. I love PB&J sandwiches and I’ve always been a creamy girl…I think my favorite jelly right now is strawberry!

  28. 1. YES!
    2. Crunchy, for sure.
    3. Blackberry, strawberry, respberry, anything.

  29. LOVE PB&J! And when I was younger, I was also a huge fan of the PB & Fluff! My fave is seedless red raspberry jam now, but I also went through a strawberry phase, and a grape phase when I was little!
    PB can be anything: crunchy, smooth, flavored, plain. PB & BANANA sandwiches are at the top of my list these days!
    Oh man, now I need some peanut butter…

  30. I used to love smooth PB, but now i’m ALL about the crunch! I just bought MaraNatha organic crunchy PB and it’s great! Not a bit jelly girl but if I had to pick, it would be raspberry jam – with the seeds. I did a grape jelly thing when I was little too, but I’m over it πŸ™‚

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  33. Total fan of all things peanut (or any nut) related! I regularly eat PB&J sandwiches and alternate between crunchy and smooth although I prefer crunchy. As for the jelly, I really like a blueberry one I have at home or a strawberry-rhubarb one that’s to die for!

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