Upgrade Your PB&J with This Healthy Peanut Butter Sandwich

This post has been sponsored by Arnold®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Growing up, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a lunchtime staple. But now that I'm past the big 4-0 I need something a little healthier. That's why I decided to upgrade my pb&j to a more grown up version, and I've created something I know you are going to love without guilt.

My childhood peanut butter and jelly sandwich was pretty ordinary: white bread, smooth peanut butter, and grape jelly. And while that's still great for a nostalgic treat now and then, it's just not cutting it when I'm in the mood for something healthy and delicious. And with just a few simple swaps, I've found a whole new way to make a healthy peanut butter sandwich that satisfies my grown-up tastes.

Switching the sugar laden jelly for fresh berries, swapping out the white bread for a whole grain, organic alternative, and adding just a touch of honey creates a delicious peanut butter sandwich that is perfect for a quick lunch, a healthy breakfast, or even a not-too-indulgent midnight snack.

Start with Better Bread

The right bread is the foundation of every sandwich, and when you're making a healthier version of your old peanut butter and jelly, you need the right bread to bring it to the next level. My pick is Arnold® Organic 22 Grains & Seeds.

I discovered Arnold® Organic 22 Grains & Seeds in the bread aisle on my regular trip to Safeway. It's the perfect pick for anyone who is trying to find healthy, sustainable options when it comes to their favorite sandwiches.

I love shopping at Safeway for all our grocery needs. Using the Safeway mobile app means that I can save on everything my family loves without having to clip coupons, and I know that I'm getting healthy options that are good for the planet too.

Arnold® Organic 22 Grains & Seeds is the perfect base for my healthy peanut butter sandwich. It not only tastes delicious, but it's packed with organic ingredients that you can feel good about. Arnold® Organic is committed to sustainable practices like using renewable wind energy in their bakeries and efficient bread delivery vehicles too.

Try it now today! Click here to find it at a Safeway near you.

Healthy Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe

Here's what you need to make this healthy twist on a childhood classic.


  • Arnold® Organic 22 Grains & Seeds Bread
  • Natural Peanut Butter (you can substitute Almond Butter if you prefer)
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Honey


Start by spreading peanut butter onto your bread. Make it as thick or thin as you like.

Next, cut 1-2 fresh strawberries into thin slices. Spread them evenly on top of the peanut butter.

Then add blueberries in between the strawberry slices.

Next, drizzle some honey on top of your sandwich. 

With the natural sweetness in the fruit, you don't need a lot! Just a little bit will do.

That's it! Your healthy peanut butter sandwich is ready to enjoy.

Eat it open faced with a cold glass of milk for the perfect light lunch, or even as a healthy breakfast. It's just the right balance of hearty grains, protein, and fruity sweetness to keep you going all day long without feeling guilty about your diet. And, when you choose Arnold® Organic 22 Grains & Seeds bread, you won't feel guilty about the environment either.

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