September 14, 2023
Peanut Butter Strawberry Sandwich
Want to give the classic PB&J sandwich a twist? This Peanut Butter Strawberry Sandwich is a fun swap, using fresh fruit instead of jam. This sandwich has tons of nutrition and incredible flavor!
Peanut butter pairs great with fresh strawberries. If your kid has a sweet tooth, you can add honey to the sandwich and make it sweeter, but this is totally optional.
Slice or mash the fruit, spread the peanut butter, and you know your kid will smile when they open the lunchbox. Healthy homemade lunch: check! Happy kids with full bellies: check!
What is in Strawberry Peanut Butter Sandwich
Grab three basic staples to pull together a delicious sandwich that you’ll add to your list of favorites after the very first bite!
Here’s what you need:
- Strawberries: use fresh strawberries. Frozen berries will make the bread soggy.
- Sandwich bread: white, whole-wheat, or any other sandwich bread you like.
- Peanut butter: creamy, crunchy, or your favorite peanut butter alternative.
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
How to pack Strawberry Peanut Butter Sandwich for lunch
Keeping this Strawberry Peanut Butter Sandwich intact for hours is possible if you assemble it in the right order:
Here’s how I packed this sandwich for school:
- Prep the strawberries
Wash the fresh strawberries, remove the stem, and slice them into ¼-inch thin slices. Alternatively, you can also mash them with a fork in a bowl.
- Make the sandwich
Spread the peanut butter on both slices of bread. Place the strawberry slices on one side and close the sandwich.
- Pack it for school
Pack this sandwich inside its own compartment of a lunchbox. In another compartment or container, pack fruit, veggies, and your favorite lunch sides. Add an ice pack in the lunch bag if necessary.
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Tips for packing this sandwich like a pro
Follow these pro tips for packing a terrific strawberry peanut butter sandwich without any lunch bag mess:
Keep bread from getting soggy
Spreading the peanut butter on both slices of bread helps keep the bread fresh and does not absorb the moisture from the berries. I also recommend using fresh berries since frozen ones have excess liquid.
Make it peanut-free
If you’d like to add this sandwich to the lunchbox but your kid attends a peanut-free school, soy butter is a great swap for its flavor and consistency. Check out more peanut butter alternatives here.
Use a firm lunchbox
Using a sturdy sandwich-size container or compartment helps protect the sandwich inside the lunch bag so it won’t get flattered or fall apart. Check out here the best lunch containers.
Make it crispy!
You can elevate this sandwich to another level and grill it, like we do in the grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Pro tip: let the sandwich cool down at room temperature before placing it in the lunchbox to prevent the bread from getting mushy with the steam.
Add more nutrition
This sandwich pairs great with just about anything you’d typically serve with a PB&J for lunch. Add veggies, fruits, homemade Doritos, hard-boiled egg, cheese crackers, or other healthy snacks your kid enjoys eating.
Swap the berries
Add more fruits and variety to your lunch rotation by assembling this epic Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich: it’s filling, easy to make, and SO delicious!
Strawberry Peanut Butter Sandwich
- 3 strawberries
- 2 slices sandwich bread, your favorite
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter, your favorite
Prep the berries:
- Wash the fresh berries, remove the stem, and slice them into ¼ inch thin slices. Alternatively, you can also mash them with a fork in a bowl.
Make the sandwich:
- Spread the peanut butter on both slices of bread. Place the strawberry slices on one side and close the sandwich.
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.