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This Fruit Stack Peanut Butter Sandwich is a great idea for kids or even adults who simply love sandwiches. Instead of serving peanut butter toast with a side of fresh fruit – why not combine them?! Thinly sliced apples and bananas are stuffed between two slices of toasted sandwich bread – slathered in chunky peanut butter. A drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon hides beneath these tasty layers as well! Perfect as a healthy breakfast, lunchbox sandwich or after-school snack. Serve it will a tall glass of OJ or even chocolate milk!

Fruit Stack Peanut Butter Sandwich

Try these fruits – slice them paper thin – or for soft fruits like raspberries – simply smash them between the bread and call them “fruit smasher” sandwiches!

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Navel orange slices
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Grapes
  • Mango

Try almond butter, sunflower butter, cashew butter – or good old fashioned peanut butter. Chunky or creamy.

makes 1 sandwich

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced long ways
  • 1 small green apple, sliced paper-thin (or fruit of choice)
  • 3 Tbsp chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • a few dashes of cinnamon

Toast the bread. 
Slice the fruit paper thin – if you are not eating this sandwich right away you can toss the fruit in a splash of lemon juice to keep them from browning.
Slather peanut butter on both slices of bread. 
Layer fruit. 
Add a drizzle of maple and dashes of cinnamon.
 Close sandwich and slice!


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Every kiddo loves a PB&J (I personally just love peanut butter only), but with back-to-school here, sometimes it is nice to switch up the type of sandwich in your child’s paper bag lunch. Here are 3 fun options and ideas you child will love!

Blueberry Cream Cheese and Strawberry Slices

Tuna Salad and a Sliced Tomato

And for the picky eater…a sandwich might be boring, but why not make it an edible puzzle!? Soft fillings, such as cream cheese and tuna salad, are the easiest to cut for these types of sandwiches. Make the sandwich, and use a cookie cutter to slice a shape through the center. Then cut the surrounding puzzle pieces with a kitchen knife. Scramble the pieces before serving the sandwich.

Bon Appetit!

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