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athensgirl
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   Posted 11/3/2008 1:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody, hope all of you are well!
 
I hope you want laugh with my post, but as you probably know peanut butter is not common at all here in Greece, 90% of the people don't even know what it is.  Anyway, I have tried it some times, but it's not something I really enjoy.  Last Saturday I was shopping in a very big super market and I saw they were selling peanut butter (an american brand).  So I bought two jars, and guess what... my children loved it! 
 
So to make a long story short, I wanted to know what else I can put in a peanut butter sandwich to make it even more tasty for them.  Today I made them sandwiches for school and I only put peanut butter, but I'm sure if they eat it for more than a week, they will soon be bored, so I wanted to have a few recipes on how I can make it even more delicious for them.  
 
Finally, is peanut butter healthy for children?  Their school sandwiches consisted up to now of cheese, ham or turkey, tomatoe, lettuce, egg, cucumber etc, and I don't want to replace it with peanut butter if it's not healthy.
 
Thanks!
Christina
 
P.S. I may not be familiar with peanut butter, but I would love to give you greek recipes! tongue
 

Erik45
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   Posted 11/3/2008 3:04 AM (GMT -7)   
The best combo is Peanut butter and grape jelly or jam.Or my wife's favorite peanut butter and banana.
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mj8dokken
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   Posted 11/3/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
You could also do peanut butter toast in the morning for breakfast. Just toast some bread and spread peanut butter on it. You could also add honey or sliced bananas on top of that. It's not too high in calories and it fills you up pretty good. Better than some of the high fat/high sugar choices that are available for breakfast here in the states.

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Zanne
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   Posted 11/3/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter hated sandwiches so packing lunches for her was hard, but she would eat peanut butter sandwiches. One of her favorites was PB with mini chocolate chips. Probably not something you want to feed them every day, but once in a while. Also a family favorite is what we call glue and sand. PB and brown sugar. Basically just sprinkle some brown sugar over the PB and close up the sandwich. Its not really any sweeter than jam or jelly, but it is a texture thing. Oh so good. Its best when freshly made, but you can make it ahead.
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ozonehole
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   Posted 11/3/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I vote for peanut butter on toasted whole wheat bread or bagels, sweetened with honey and a few raisins. Yummy.

Crohnies should probably stick with smooth (creamy) peanut butter - those little peanut chunks in chunky peanut butter can cause problems if your guts are inflamed.

As to the question of health: you're better off if you buy peanut butter that does not have hydrogenated oil added. It's a common additive though, used to prevent the peanut oil from separating from the ground peanuts. I usually buy Smart Balance Omega brand peanut butter, which has no hydrogenated oil. Also, the old fashioned peanut butter which does separate (you have to stir it once after opening, then put it in the refrigerator).

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ImaKeeper
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   Posted 11/3/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
one of my kids favorite snacks is peanut butter on apple slices YUM YUM....
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apalaura
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   Posted 11/3/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
PB and fluff! (Fluff is melted marshmallows). Not very healthy but very yummy!
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Zanne
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   Posted 11/3/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Peanut butter and Fluff, a fluffer nutter!!!! I thought that was mostly a new england thing. Oh so yummy. I may end up eating peanut butter sandwiches all week for lunch.

I also like a toasted english muffin with butter and then a little smear of peanut butter. I know it isn't healthy, but when you need to add some weight, its good. The melty butter and the melty peanut butter, Oh yummy.
Suzanne

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/3/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
extra crunchy with strawberry jam. (but if crohnie go with the smooth, and if you make jam or jelly strain out the seeds from strawberries)

pb cookies
1 cup of pb
1 cup sugar
1 egg
mix until smooth as possible
dolop out in about half golf ball size portions.
350 degrees and for about 8-15 mins depending on oven, watch carefully


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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 11/4/2008 7:32:09 AM (GMT-7)


ivy6
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   Posted 11/3/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm Australian, but when my Crohn's allows I like to spread peanut butter on flat bread, top with grated carrot and chopped fresh herbs (try mint, parsley and lemon balm) and sultanas. Roll, eat, enjoy.

I like this one because it lasts well when travelling, unlike chicken etc that can go off in the heat.
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Noulls
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   Posted 11/3/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
We take a pita and put peanut butter and strawberry jam on it an toast it in the toaster oven. It make the peanut butter taste like the peanuts are fresh roasted. My husband is Cypriot so we use the thin pita with the pocket which gets a little crispy. This is a little different than the thick pita that is more typical in Greece.

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   Posted 11/3/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I've made my daughter a peanut butter and banana sandwich just about every school day for the last 10 years! It's a great sandwich to bring along on ski trips too. A great after school snack is peanut butter on graham crackers with chocolate chips. My dogs love peanut butter too. This is making me hungry....
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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/3/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
eat almond butter. it is more expensive, but it is better than peanut butter. that is the bottom of the barrel nut butter (it really is a legume though, not a nut).

this is the almond butter cookie recipe i use. i adapted it from the scd, where it was originally a peanut butter cookie, and i made it legal for the maker's diet.

Almond Butter cookies

Ingredients:
2 eggs
½ cup honey or agave nectar
1 cup almond butter
1 cup almond flour
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon almond extract
½ teaspoon baking soda

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix all ingredients. Place spoon sized dollops on greased baking sheet. Bake in oven for 10-15 min depending on desired softness or crispness of cookies. (Yield: about 4 dozen)



if you like thai food or stir fry veggies, then you may like this peanut sauce recipe i came up with:

Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:
½ cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup chicken broth
¼ cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
Red pepper flakes to taste

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into a large skillet or wok. Cook on stove top over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
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med free as of 10/31/07


athensgirl
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   Posted 11/4/2008 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you so much everybody!!  I'll begin experimenting as from today,  my children love bananas so maybe peanut butter and bananas are a good combination for them, but I'll try to make all the recipes everyone proposed!

Love from sunny Athens! cool

Christina


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/4/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
creamy pb is one of the foods that has been a crohnie safe food for me, in fact I carry it in my school bag.
 
As far as being healthy...it is rather high in fat food (so make sure you don't smear a ton on there).  But most American kids have been raise on the stuff.


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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 11/4/2008 7:30:34 AM (GMT-7)

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