Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Friday, April 12, 2013

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Snack

We haven't quite hit strawberry season  around here yet, but the California berries showing up in my grocery store have been really quite nice.  Big and juicy with lots of strawberry flavor.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy these luscious berries is to make an open-faced PB and strawberry sandwich.  It's really not as much of a recipe as it is a pairing.  It's super simple to assemble and so so good I wanted to share.

Here's what you do:

Take your favorite reduced-calorie bread.  You can go with a whole wheat or mulitgrain variety.  Pop the bread in the toaster and give it a light toasting.  When it's done, spread 1 TBS. of your favorite brand of natural peanut butter on top.  The peanut butter will start to melt a little. (who doesn't love THAT?)  Top with some sliced strawberries and then give it a little sprinkle of powdered sugar.

So easy, yet so delicious.  Calories and WW Points+ values will varying depending on your brand of bread. (Mine came in at 5 Points+) You can omit the powdered sugar, but I love how it "melts" into the berries giving them a sort of glaze.

Good berries are something I miss during the winter months.  Some of the berries imported from foreign countries are ok...but you just can't beat the ones from Florida or California this time of year.  I've dabbled with strawberry plants in my own yard, without much success.  I know they can be grown successfully in this climate, but only if Mother nature cooperates with lots of sunshine.  Getting lots of sunshine around here in late spring/early summer can be challenging thanks to the proximity to Lake Erie and northerly winds. And then there's the

Like I said, this little snack (or lunch, I've done this for my lunch) is almost so easy I was thinking it wasn't blog worthy...but to be honest, sometimes finding quick, easy, healthy and satisfying snacks can be hard.  So, I decided to share.

 What super simple snacks have you come up with that have a WOW factor? 

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  1. Hi Renee! I have to admit that is combination that I hadn't thought of!

    Lately I have been enjoying a sliced Gala apple along with orange segments - I love eating them together!

    I never had good luck with growing strawberries either - they were tiny and kind of hard. Living in CA I can get delicious sweet organic strawberries at the farmers market pretty soon and I so look forward to it.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I envy the beautiful and bountiful produce you can get in CA, Tami! Have a great weekend too!

  2. That is a simple and tasty snack! If/when I have luck with strawberries the birds usually get them too. Same with my cherry trees, this year I have nets. Now, I just have to remember to put them on ;)

    1. Oh nice cherry trees! We used to have some sour cherry trees on the property we lived on as a kid. I loved to make cherry desserts with them!

  3. mmmm mmm! We have the strawberry festival here next weekend- I can't wait! We're taking kay. Great snack.


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