As I mentioned in a recent <a href="http://velocity.t-nation.com/strength-training-blog/chris-shugart"target=“new”>LiveSpill, making healthy meals is often about making healthy substitutions. Here’s a dirt-simple example, and a great snack idea.
[center]SB & P Sandwich[/center]
Forget PB & J. The peanut butter component is questionable for a lot of people (peanuts aren’t “real” nuts; allergy issues etc.) Jelly is mainly sugar. And bread? Well, <a href="http://velocity.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_blog_hammer_velocity_shugart/bread_is_dead"target=“new”>bread is dead.
Here’s a fun, tasty alternative using substitutions:
Use sesame butter (tahini) instead of PB, or any other superior nut butter, such as almond or walnut.
Use sugar-free preserves instead of jelly. I like the Smuckers brand.
Make your own <a href="http://velocity.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/eat_bread_ithisi_bread"target=“new”>almond bread and use that instead of the usual disease-in-loaf-form regular bread.