Plus, learn all the tips for packing this epic sandwich so it stays fresh until lunch and not mushy.
Peanut Butter Sandwich recipe
You can solve what to pack for lunch in 5 minutes or less when you have bread and peanut butter! This classic Peanut Butter Sandwich is a kid’s favorite and pairs great with everyone’s favorite snacks.
Whether you like smooth or chunky peanut butter, there’s no better way to enjoy it than being generous with the amount!
There are so many ways you can build peanut butter sandwiches since it pairs great with banana, apple, berries, and jelly, of course! You can drizzle a little honey, sprinkle cinnamon, and go from plain to delicious!
Is peanut butter sandwich healthy?
Peanut butter is a nutrient-dense food. This PB sandwich has 13 grams of protein and can help kids full for hours, especially paired with healthy lunch sides like veggies, fruits, a hard-boiled egg, and their favorite healthy snacks.
What you need
To stick to the classic recipe, you only need two ingredients:
- Sandwich bread: white or whole wheat, your favorite!
- Peanut butter: you can use crunchy, creamy, or a peanut butter alternative.
How much Peanut Butter to put on a sandwich?
Generally speaking, you’d spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter onto one slice of bread, then use the other slice for jelly or close the sandwich.
How to Pack Peanut Butter Sandwich for Lunch
Two simple steps and you have a delicious sandwich that no kid says no to. Here’s how to pack it so it stays fresh for hours:
- Make the sandwich
Spread the peanut butter generously on both slices of bread. Up the game by dusting a little cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, if you want!
- Pack it for school
Pack this sandwich for school inside its own compartment of a lunchbox. In another compartment or container, pack fruit, veggies, and your favorite sides. Add an ice pack in the lunch bag if necessary.
Tips for packing PB Sandwich like a pro
Follow these tips to learn how to pack peanut butter sandwiches in the lunchbox for the most epic school lunch:
Keep things separate
Pack your favorite school lunch sides, like fresh fruit and veggies, separately. If you pack dry snacks or sides, like crackers, place them in their own compartment or container to keep them from getting soggy. If packing a dip, use a small, spill-proof lidded container. Here are my lunch container top picks.
Use a firm container
The best way to pack sandwiches for lunch is using a sturdy sandwich-size container. It keeps the sandwich from falling apart or getting flattened in the lunch bag. Yes, better save sandwich zip bags for something else.
Make it crispy
What about grilling this sandwich? Yummy! You can elevate this sandwich to another level and grill it, like we do in the Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Once it’s grilled, allow it to cool down so the bread doesn’t get soggy with the steam.
Make it a meal
What not to pack with this sandwich? You just can’t go wrong! Some tasty and healthy ideas: veggies, fruits, nuts, hard-boiled egg, olives, cubed cheese, hummus, crackers, energy balls, pickles, veggie chips, fruit leather, homemade bars, you name it!
Classic Peanut Butter Sandwich
- 2 slices sandwich bread, your favorite
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter, your favorite
Make the sandwich:
- Spread the peanut butter generously on both slices of bread. Up the game by dusting a little cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, if you want!
Pack it for lunch:
- Pack this sandwich for school inside its own compartment of a lunchbox. In another compartment or container, pack fruit, veggies, and your favorite sides. Add an ice pack in the lunch bag if necessary.