Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Peanut Butter and Date Sandwich

Here's another sandwich that's quick to throw together and a little more "adult" than your standard PB&J. These dates are just as sweet as jelly (if not sweeter!) and pack three grams of fiber per serving. This meal is also super easy to store and assemble at work - neither the peanut butter nor the dates need to be refrigerated and a baguette would last you several days.

If your dates don't come chopped, it's much easier to take 30 seconds to chop the whole container before bringing it in to work. Bonus: chopped dates also make a great, fiber-filled afternoon snack...just try not to eat so many that you get a sugar buzz!

Grocery list
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter - about 2 tbsp. (I used Brad's Organic)
  • Dates - about 4, chopped (I found a container in the dried fruit section of Whole Foods for $3.99)

Slice the bread and spread peanut butter on the bottom layer. Top with chopped dates!

Hands-on time: Less than 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
To bring: plastic bags or store at work


  1. This sounds amazing. I love dates. I must try this.

  2. plus, peanut butter is a mood elevator! (i'm sure there's some science behind that...)

  3. I have never had a date in my life (aw, that sounds sad) but I've always wanted to try them! This sounds like the perfect chance to do so. I mean, even if I don't like them, peanut butter makes everything better, right? Thanks!