Buh-Bye, PB&J; Hello, SB&B

Is anything more American than the peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Can you imagine the hundreds of thousands of PB&J’s that show up each day in lunch boxes throughout the country? From New York to Florida to Iowa to California, it’s a staple. And for most kids, it’s a hit.

But, of course, S does not like them. But I’ve been experimenting. I’ve tried almond butter (which is my favorite!), homemade raspberry jelly, honey, agave nectar, you name it. Despite all the attempts, I have not been successful. I’m hoping that will change today.

For lunch, I put together a sunflower seed butter and banana sandwich, and cut it into the shape of a heart with a cookie cutter. Maybe the extra love is just what S needs to appreciate this slight twist on the classic kids’ sandwich.

I used organic multigrain with omega-3 bread from Costco and sunflower seed butter from Trader Joe’s. There’s already some evaporated cane juice in the butter, so there’s no reason to add honey. Some Veggie Booty accompanied the sandwich, as did some grape tomatoes. I also included a cup of blueberry-flavored coconut milk yogurt from So Delicious.

And if this doesn’t change S’s mind, I’ll have to go the way of Elvis—frying it all in butter.

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