Pea-nut, peanutbutter. And jelly.

January 5, 2012

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I’ve been super productive today finishing a freelance project in the morning hours and washing the filthy window above my computer desk (muddy from porch construction) and “I can see clearly now the rain is gonnnnne!”

I also went to pick up Karen from an appointment (she is fine and had a minor procedure done) that required me to run to the medical center. On top of 3 miles of running in my neighborhood, I was pooped when I got home!

I had one food on the brain:

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Yesterday we debuted our latest bread, Whole Grain Goodness, at Great Harvest and I couldn’t wait to try it for lunch! I also had this Yum Butter that a friend sent me so I decided to do a regular ole PB&J

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[And I’ve been eating THIS all week – best jam ever!]

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They both made one fantastic sandwich!

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I had a pile-O-orange on the side. I was going to add a salad too, but it was too much work. Normal people don’t have salads for lunch everyday!

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But hey, I am not normal!

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Bye y’all!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Oh a new bread!?!??!?!?!?!?!?! What’s the diff between this one and Dakota, I think we need to come and try!!!!!

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2 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Definitely! We make it again on Saturday…I think. This one has all KINDS of things in it – including chewy wheatberries!

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3 Lindzjane115 January 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I can’t wait to try it! I’m planning to come get a loaf on Saturday around lunch time!

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4 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal January 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Perfect weather for peanut butter jelly!

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5 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Gotta love a pumped up classic pb&j! And that bread sounds awesome! Send some to Atlanta! :)

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6 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

That Yum butter looks incredible! Cranberry and Coconut.. in PB? Sounds awesome!

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7 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Ohh, Yum Butter sounds excellent! Do you know where you can get it? Your orange looks awesome. I think I need to grab one right now!

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8 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm
9 Caitlin January 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Guess I’m not normal either because I have a salad for lunch each day! But I had a PB sandwich for lunch each day from K-12th grade, so go figure.

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10 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Whenever I make my kids pb and jelly I always make me one. It just feels good to be a kid again even though it’s a grown up pbj. I just did a post on lunch salads. We buy a big tub of organic greens and divide them into tupperware. Then chop up random veggies and add nuts and dried fruit. We always have a good base salad on hand in the fridge. Just add our protein and sauce when you are ready to eat :)

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11 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Salads are so easy!

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12 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

That butter sounds awesome. Coconut anything makes me happy!

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13 katie @KatieDid January 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

A sophisticated average lunch, love it! haha

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14 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I LOVE that last picture Kath! Glad Karen is ok.

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15 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

That peanut butter sounds amazing! Looks like a tasty lunch!

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16 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Pb&j will always, always be delicious!

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17 Lynn January 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

That peanut butter looks phenomenal!! My favorites are by Peanut Butter and Company – their Cinnamon Raisin Swirl and The Bees Knees are both really good. I LOVE peanut butter.

I came across your site looking for other weight loss / healthy eating blogs. I’ll definitely add this one to my list :)

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18 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Oooh yummy! As a kid there is no way I would’ve touched bread with texture but as I get older, I’m lovin’ it!

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19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Do you ever make grilled PBJ? This post just made me crave it – my mom used to make them on “special” dinner nights. (looking back, those were just nights she didn’t feel like cooking – LOL!)

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20 Logan January 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

My stepchildren introduced me to grilled PB&J and it is so good! I also like it on a toasted bagel!

Kath, that orange has my mouth watering. I am enjoying the citrus fruit so much right now.

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21 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

No I’ve never thought of that!

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22 Trisha January 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SANDWICHES!!!!!! Let me just say… that is love for your mouth!!! For a little splurge, letting a little dark chocolate melt on the inside… YUMMY!

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23 Ashley@FoodNFitnessDiaries January 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm

mmm nothing can beat a good ol’ PB & J. the bread, jam, and PB definitely makes all the difference though!

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24 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

HOW VERY DELICIOUS!

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25 Becca January 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Did you eat it open-faced or smashed it together for ultimate PB&J-ness?

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26 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I was going to eat it open faced, but I decided to smash – good choice!

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27 Becca January 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Did you eat it open-faced or smashed together?

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28 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

That peanut butter sounds awesome…cranberry and coconut…YUM! And with the jelly..I’d be going to town on that.

Good for you for having an uber productive morning. Me too!

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29 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I love the packaging on that PB! Gotta check that out!

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30 Johanna B January 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

That yumbutter certainly sounds yum and the jelly – Awesomeyum.

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31 Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey January 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

That jelly looks good! You have had Jam According to Daniel?! Awesome stuff!

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32 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Yes – LOVE his!

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33 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Kath convinced me to buy some from the Farmers Market in Cville. Not that I needed any convincing after trying it!

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34 Kelly schussler January 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I had my FIRST GH sandwich yesterday!! We have a GH in Lincoln, NE but they stop making sandwiches at 2:00 everyday (maybe that’s a GH thing?) and I’ve never been there in time to get anything but a loaf of bread (cheddar garlic – YUM). I had a harvest veggie – DEEELISH!

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35 lynn @ the actor's diet January 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

so funny, i think of that song every time i eat PB. one of my first professional gigs was singing it on a children’s record!

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36 Christine January 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

haha-have that song in my head now. PB&J looks delish!

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37 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The bread looks fantastic…looks like it would be so lovely toasted…I love toasted bread…it brings out all the nuttiness in the grains…yummy! Cranberries and coconut…oh my! Sounds like a dessert…would literally want to eat it out of the jar with one of your fancy spoons! lol

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38 Angela January 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

whole grain goodness was my favorite bread when I started working at the bakery!! But now they no longer make it :( :(

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39 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Peanut butter and jello NEVER gets old! It always looks and sounds perfect!

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40 polly January 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

yummy yummy yummy lunch. no green food necessary. ;) Love ya! XOXO

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41 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

That yumbutter looks amazing! I am hooked on a PB I buy at Sam’s club that has flax seeds in it. Love getting those Omega-3s!

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42 Paige @ Running Around Normal January 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Normal people are also usually pretty boring ;)

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43 Angel7 January 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Do you and Matt think of new bread and sweets recipes for the bakery, or does Great Harvest?

I am all about just peanut butter sandwiches, because even though I like jam and jelly, I hardly ever eat either of them :)

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44 KathEats January 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

We do the menu and have a huge bank of recipes to choose from my the GH vaults. WGG is one of them. But Matt developed the Potato Sourdough himself!

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45 Cait's Plate January 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Oh my gosh that Yum Butter sounds AMAZING!

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46 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Well, I guess I am not normal either!
There is something SO wonderful about PB&J, though I don’t think I’ve had it for lunch in ages. I would definitely pair that with a salad and call it a meal!
It’s funny- in my reader, the majority of the blogs have a photo with some type of citrus in them (mine included, except it’s grapefruit!)

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47 olivewineandfood January 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

i wish i had a great harvest by me!

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48 Karen January 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Speaking of not normal, I’ve never been a pb+j fan. I was a rebel and a finicky eater as a kid and remain both today :) Now, oranges are a different story – I happen to be eating one as I read your post!

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49 Trisha January 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Can I just say… in our “carb-phobic” , low-fat everything society, it’s refreshing to see a girl eat her carbs and good healthy fats (at all times of the day mind you!!!). Love it!

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50 Khushboo January 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I love pb & j sandwiches but they don’t even come close to peanut butter and banana sandwiches!!

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51 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

PB&Js pretty much make all my dreams come true in one bite. True story ;)

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52 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 6, 2012 at 2:02 am

Peanut butter & jelly is one of my top 5 favorite combos…maybe top 3.

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53 Jess January 6, 2012 at 4:48 am

Nothing constructive to add except: My English lecturer used to make us get up and sing “Pea-nut, peanut butter. And jelly”, the whole song, if we were sluggish in class. Further in our course we used to sing it in class at random moments (I was in a really cool intake and the lecturers were really relaxed). We had never heard it before we were taught it at university, so I assume it is something that is learned in American Schools? My lecturer is American, but we live in New Zealand. Sorry if that is a silly question!

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54 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 6, 2012 at 7:23 am

The peanut butter with the cranberries sounds really good!

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