Monday, November 12, 2012

"Ala Peanut Butter Sandwiches"

My son loves peanut butter.  He calls it "peanut button." I have no idea how it became a peanut button to him but nevertheless, it is one food that he couldn't seem to get enough of.  He eats peanut butter sandwich, crackers dipped in peanut butter or gets a spoonful of peanut butter, sit in one corner and devour it.  

A tablespoon of peanut butter has about 90 calories, 9 g fat - 80% of the fat are mono and poly-unsaturated, 4g protein and 1 g fiber.  Limit yourselves to two tablespoons of peanut butter as a general guideline.

Peanut butter is a healthy snack for toddlers just as long as they are not allergic to peanuts.   It is rich in protein and fiber; and a great source of iron, zince, folate, vitamin B6 and riboflavin.  The protein in peanut butter provides the energy and the fiber helps regulate one's bowel movement.  It is also because of fiber that they feel "full" after eating.

Try adding bananas on your kid's peanut butter sandwich for added nutrition.  Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and magnesium.  It is also a good source of riboflavin, folate, niacine, thiamin, iron, vitamin A and phosporus. 

For another healthy snack, use peanut butter as a dip.  Arrange bite size portion of crackers, apples, bananas or baby carrots on a plate and serve it with a juice or water. 



  1. I love peanut butter but my hubby doesn't like it. :/

    1. look at the bright side. you have the peanut butter all to yourself. lol.

  2. I like peanut butter, actually. I would spread it on bread and toast it and yum! Yeah peanut butter and banana go together well, too. But guess what? My kids don't like peanut butter. Dunno why!? :D

  3. I love peanut butter. My son actually did a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter sandwich (he is 7). I just found his vid in my laptop!Funny. That was why he kept borrowing it!

  4. I love peanut butter...especially with freshly toasted bread...heaven! :-)

  5. i will add banana next time i'll eat peanut button! hihi XD sounds delish

  6. I love peanut butter, I remember I always buy peanut butter when I was pregnant, kaso inu-ubos ng helper namin hehe.. :)

  7. I like peanut butter on bread but I haven't tried it to use as a dip. maybe next time.

  8. peanut butter is looooove pero depende meron kasing pangit ang gawa... :-)

  9. I love it in kare kare:) but i just made peanut butter muffins ysterday and i will share it on my blog soon. It was nice knowing it 's nutritional facts.

  10. I love peanut butter too! :) Your son and I are going to be great friends. Haha. Though I never knew a tablespoon has about 90 calories. Oh! I wonder how much calories I get with one eating.

  11. Peanut butter is one of my fave along with cheese spreads. I can have as much as I can with peanut butter.

  12. Peanut butter is really yummy. My husband loves it as he already said. Haha.... But I don'y buy peanut butter that much, hehe. Inuubos nya kasi agad e.

    Mommy Maye2


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