Today we’re celebrating episode 2 of Fun With Food! We’re making a delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich while learning about the letter P sound, counting, colors, health benefits of a good ol’ fashion PB&J and I wonder what is in the big cooking pot this time?!
If you’re looking for learning videos for kids that are quality, wholesome and fun I recommend watching our new show, Fun With Food! Fun With Food is an Educational Cooking Show for Kids. In each episode, we make a recipe or go on a food adventure while learning about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, nutrition, feelings and more. Fun with Food is created and hosted by Megan Roosevelt, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 2.
Health Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is made from peanuts. Peanuts contain protein, fat, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain omega-6, a fatty acid that lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol and increases good (HDL) cholesterol. Peanuts are also a source of arginine, an amino acid that promotes good blood vessel function and may help prevent heart disease.
Health Benefits of Jam
Jelly and jam are technically different, but when it comes to making a PB&J sandwich, they both work! I personally prefer using jam. Both are made by cooking sugar and almost any fruit; apples, blueberries, strawberries, grapes and raspberries are some of the most common. Fruit are water dense foods, and cooking the fruit reduces the water, thickening it. The natural pectin in fruit along with any added sugar also thickens jelly and jam into a delicious and nutritious spreadable treat! So, what is the difference between jelly and jam you ask? Jelly is strained to remove any chunks of fruit or seeds, while with jam, fruit and seeds are left in to provide texture. Jam is nutritious because fruit is naturally full of vitamins and minerals! For instance strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges! Amazing! Another great thing about jam is that it is usually made with fruit at it’s peak ripeness which is also when the vitamins and minerals are at their maximum level. Jelly, jam, preserves and marmalade (preserves made from citrus) are all ways to lock in fruit at it’s best and enjoy year round. As with any store-bought processed food, read the ingredient list to avoid excess added sugar or any sneaky unwanted ingredients like food dyes!
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Where To Watch Fun With Food
Watch more episodes of Fun With Food here!
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What Is Fun With Food?
Fun With Food is an Educational Cooking Show for Kids. In each episode, we make a recipe or go on a food adventure while learning about letters, numbers, colors, shapes, nutrition, feelings and more. Fun with Food is created and hosted by Megan Roosevelt, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 2.