Jelly sandwiches are a very popular and delicious snack that is good as a lunch, mid time snack or dinner. This staple comes in several variants, the most popular being peanut butter and Jelly sandwich, also known as PB&J. though it is delicious, it has quite high calorie content and so those of you are watching their weight must think twice before having one of these.
A homemade jelly sandwich has approximately 327 calories. The carbohydrates form a major chunk of this, around 50% or 42.2 grams of the carbohydrates are gained by one PB&J. Around 14.23 grams of fat and 10.32 grams of protein are also provided, which is equivalent to 38% fat and 12% protein. The American staple sandwich is made using peanut butter, jelly and one or more slices of bread. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is prepared easily and is also available in food joints.
Some popular PB&J variants include Jason’s Deli Kid’s Organic Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich and Smucker’s Uncrustables Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sandwich. The Smucker’s PB&J is loved by many Americans and it contains lesser calories, around 210 only. The grape jelly used in this sandwich is what makes it popular. The calories breakdown is 49% carbohydrates, 40% fat and 11% protein. It is rich in carbohydrates; one serving of this PB&J contains 25 grams carbs and 9g fat. Jason’s Deli sandwich is much heavier on the palate, containing 605 calories, providing 77 gram carbohydrates, and 26 grams and 17 grams of fat and proteins respectively.
One can make delicious PB&Js at home with much lesser calories. Organic whole wheat bread or multigrain bread can be used to add a healthy yet tasty zing to the conventional PB&J. one can use any type of jam like grape, strawberry, plum or mixed fruit in a jelly sandwich.