Open-Face Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

My morning snack usually consists of sliced apples, 1/2 tbsp. of peanut butter, and 3 graham crackers.  Since I was at home and I hadn’t prepped the meal, I chose to be a bit creative.  Staying within the fruit, fat, and starch pattern, I made a peanut butter and banana sandwich.  Keeping half my grains whole, I went for 100% whole wheat bread.

Banana & PBOnce you’ve portioned your banana and peanut butter, mash the two together with a fork.  You’ll want 70 grams of banana and 8 grams of peanut butter.  That’s “about half” and 1/2 tbsp, respectively.

PB Banana on ToastI decided to toast my bread.  It’s a snack that even Elvis would be proud of.

Elvis Sandwich Nutrition Facts

 

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4 thoughts on “Open-Face Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

  1. Looks delicious! I’ve done a similar thing with PB, jelly, and bananas… But then I threw it on my panini grill! The texture of the toasted bread went really with the soft banana. Now I’m craving one of those sandwiches all over again!

  2. Elena E. Lovelace says:

    Love PB @ B Sandwiches. Keep Up The Hard Work!

  3. Similar to my breakfast yesterday – couple tablespoons of chunky peanut butter with a banana to dip in it. I’m trying to minimize my wheat, so no toast for me.

    • Peanut butter is crazy high in fat and calories when used as a protein. 2 tbsp, in the exchange system, is 2 servings of protein plus 2 servings of fat. A little goes a long way. I use peanut butter as a healthy source of fat, so I portion it 1/2 tbsp at a time.

      Have you looked at PB2? It’s a low cal alternative to peanut butter. 2 tbsp is 45 calories. It’s basically pulverized peanuts with the oils removed. Super tasty.

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