PB & Joe



The popular trend of eating a Peanut-butter and jelly sandwich as a pre-game meal has made its way from the NFL and NBA to high school students. On average, this sandwich contains 430 calories, 18 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 450 mg sodium, 58 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 14 g protein. The biggest benefit from this simple sandwich is the high amount of carbs that it contains. This meal has a basic recipe: Two slices of bread, two tablespoons of peanut butter, and one tablespoon of jelly (typically one serving). This sandwich can be made many different ways and still hold the same nutrients that can benefit an athlete.

A handful of Panther Creek students follow this trend to their own benefit, with their own twist to it. Emily Haynes plays soccer and prefers her PB and J with grape jelly and the crust cut off. Dre Barbee plays basketball and prefers his PB and J with three pieces of bread, two pieces covered in both crunchy and creamy peanut butter and the middle piece of bread with both sides covered in strawberry and grape jelly and toasted. Justin McCoy plays basketball and keeps to the standard recipe of the PB and J, no alterations at all.

However the PB and J is made, it still gives all the luck and nutrients the athletes need for the game!