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Make Your Peanut Butter and Jelly a Healthier Way

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Make Your Peanut Butter and Jelly a Healthier Way Contributor (Rick Sr)

There sure are ways to make yourself or the kids a healthy peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I just read an article about ‘healthy’ foods that are not as ‘healthy’ as the companies are claiming. Two culprits are fresh ground peanut butter along with jams, jellies, and preserves. The author’s complaint seems to be that no matter how the companies label these two products, they seemed to sneak in refined sugars and oils.


There are just too many peanut butter labels listing only one ingredient: peanuts. You can find either a small health food store or framer’s market that will grind the peanuts into a butter with no other ingredients. Take a look at the ingredients in the product below.

Notice that there are no added sugars in this peanut butter product as with the product below.

This is a product from a local farmers market.  Usually these places carry items that are more natural and healthy.



Jellies are the same way. There are too many choices in jellies, jams and preserves that avoid added sugar and syrups. When shopping for these products, look for ones that use fruit juice as sweeteners.


See, this jelly is sweetened only with fruit and fruit juice concentrate, but it is not sweetened with processed sugar.


As for the bread, we will be posting much more information about healthy choices. In the meantime, avoid the words refined and enriched on the label. Enriched simply means so much was taken out in the processing that more is added back to ‘enrich’ it.

Categories: Healthy Eating Tips, Recipes, Recommended Products with Healthy Ingredients

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