Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peanut Butter & Heart Jelly English Muffin

According to Wikipedia, Valentine's Day first originated in England during the 18th century.  The holiday spread to many other countries throughout the 19th and 20th century.  Today the holiday offers a chance for someone to give candies, give cards, or various other gifts with a heart-shaped theme to their family, friends, or significant others.

Each year at 360FN we post recipes and ideas for healthier Valentines Day treats. We believe not all holiday treats have to be unhealthy.  In an upcoming post we are going to share a round up of our favorite Valentine's Day treats.

In today's post we share a healthy Valentine's Day themed recipe perfect for breakfast or a snack.  It includes both whole grains and protein sources through a whole wheat English muffin and peanut butter.  Peanut butter offers at least 4 grams of protein in one tablespoon and can help provide increased satiety.  To add some flavor and valentines fun we spread sugar free jelly on top in a heart shaped them.  A heart shaped cookie cutter can help form the jelly into a heart shape.

In only a few minutes you will have a creative heart shaped food your whole family will love for under 200 calories!

Your family's dietitian,
Kristen Smith

Peanut Butter Jelly Heart English Muffin

by Kristen Smith
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: breakfast snack peanut butter
Ingredients (2 servings)
  • 1 Whole Wheat English muffin
  • 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free jam or jelly
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
1. Break English muffin into two slices, toast if desired (if toasted let cool)
2. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on slice
3. Place cookie cutter into center of muffin and spoon 1 tablespoon jam/jelly inside cookie cutter and spread
4. Repeat steps 2-3 for other slice
Serving size: 1 slice • Servings: 2 • Calories: 165.0 kcal • Protein: 6.0 g • Carbs: 19.5 g • Fat: 8.5 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 2.0 g • Sodium: 185.0 mg
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