Today I am sharing a little spin on good old fashioned PB & J.
Those of you have been reading my blog, (or know me-these people might be one and the same) are not going to find it hard to believe that growing up I was never a fan of PB & J. I was truly the pickiest of picky eaters. I started watching peanut butter when I was 10 years old, after complete necessity. I was attending overnight camp for the second year in a row, and starving. I never liked what they served nor could I take advantage of all the PB & J’s. I was basically eating plain bread every day. So on one of my hungriest days, I decided to go for it and try peanut butter. I am not sure if I liked it or tolerated it but either way, I need up eating peanut butter sandwiches all the time.
By high school, I had really expanded my horizons… I discovered both Nutella and Fluff. Long gone were the days of PB & nothing, instead every single day of high school, yes, all 4 years, every single lunch, I ate either a PB & F or PB & N.
Flash forward 10 years, I had earned a graduate degree in nutrition! My high school self would have never imagined I would be here now, but my body is certainly happy that I have replaced Nutella and Fluff with lots of fruits and vegetables!
So today’s recipe is PB & J, before the J becomes jelly, because if I am being honest, grape jelly is still not that appetizing. I replaced jelly with roasted grapes and then went all in with extra peanuts and raisins, basically grapes in all forms!
PB & Grape Overnight Oats
an upgraded twist on the classic PB & J
- 1/3 cup overnight oats
- 1/3 cup skim milk
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup grapes
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- 1 tbsp raisins
In a jar, add the oats, milk yogurt (in this order) and chia seeds. Mix the mixture together and leave in the fridge overnight.
Roast the grapes either at night or in the morning, depending on how much time you have. Preheat the oven to 350 and add the grapes to a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
The next morning add peanut butter, grapes, peanuts and raisins on top of your oats. Serve cold.
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