9 Athlete-Approved Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Add some variety to your peanut butter sandwiches with these healthy and tasty recipes for athletes.

Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
A peanut butter sandwich is an ideal meal for athletes because, made properly, it provides an excellent balance of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates. Peanut butter sandwiches are also portable and convenient, meaning you can make one ahead of time so it's ready to eat before a workout or following a rigorous training session. But no matter when you eat them, peanut butter sandwiches will get boring fast if you alway eat the standard PB&J on bread. Add some variety with these sandwich combos for athletes.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Wrap

Ingredients:

  • 1 100% whole-wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter evenly over the tortilla
  2. Drizzle honey evenly over the tortilla
  3. Place banana on tortilla's edge
  4. Roll the tortilla with the banana until completely covered

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 393.33
Fat: 16.75 g
Carbohydrates: 56.21 g
Protein: 11.46 g

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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole-wheat hot dog bun
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter evenly inside bun
  2. Place the banana in the hot dog bun
  3. Drizzle the honey evenly over the banana

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 411.33
Fat: 18.3 g
Carbohydrates: 57.67 g
Protein: 13.1 g

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffle Taco

Ingredients:

  • 1 Special K frozen waffle
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Toast the waffle to personal preference
  2. Spread peanut butter evenly over the waffle
  3. Place banana in waffle's center
  4. Fold waffle in half with banana in center

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 376.33
Fat: 17.55 g
Carbohydrates: 51.67 g
Protein: 10.1 g

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Peanut Butter and Raisin Strudel

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices 100% whole wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. raisins
  • 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter evenly between the two slices of bread
  2. Divide the raisins and walnuts evenly on one slice of bread
  3. Drizzle honey evenly over one slice of bread
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over one slice of bread
  5. Create a sandwich

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 414.33
Fat: 21.62 g
Carbohydrates: 46.9 g
Protein: 12.9 g

Peanut Butter and Date Strudel

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dates
  • 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter evenly between both slices of bread
  2. Divide dates and walnuts evenly on one slice of bread
  3. Drizzle honey evenly on one slice of bread
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over one slice of bread
  5. Create a sandwich

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 411.33
Fat: 21.62 g
Carbohydrates: 44.9 g
Protein: 12.9 g

Peanut Butter and Apricot Strudel

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 6 dried apricot halves
  • 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

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Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter evenly between both slices of bread
  2. Divide apricots and walnuts evenly on one slice of bread
  3. Drizzle honey evenly on one slice of bread
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly on one slice of bread
  5. Create a sandwich

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 434.33
Fat: 21.73 g
Carbohydrates: 50.05 g
Protein: 13.61 g

Peanut Butter and Apple Quesadilla

Ingredients:

  • 1 100% whole-wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tsp. of honey

Directions:

  1. Place a pan over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Spread peanut butter evenly over tortilla
  3. Slice apple into thin slices and divide evenly on half the tortilla
  4. Drizzle honey evenly over tortilla
  5. Fold tortilla in half
  6. Place tortilla on pan and grill until it starts to brown, flip over and repeat

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 383.33
Fat: 16.67 g
Carbohydrates: 54.67 g
Protein: 10.78 g

Peanut Butter and Apple Strudel

Ingredients;

  • 2 slices 100% whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter evenly between two slices of bread
  2. Slice apple into thin slices and divide evenly on one slice of bread
  3. Drizzle honey evenly over one slice of bread
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over one slice of bread
  5. Create a sandwich

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 411.33
Fat: 17.22 g
Carbohydrates: 57.17 g
Protein: 11.42 g

Peanut Butter and Apple Muffin

Ingredients:

  • 1 100% whole-wheat muffin
  • 2 tbsp. of natural peanut butter
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Cut muffin in half and toast to personal preference
  2. Spread peanut butter evenly between the two halves
  3. Core the apple and horizontally cut a thick ring slice
  4. Place apple ring on one muffin slice
  5. Drizzle honey evenly on one muffin slice
  6. Create a sandwich

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 383.33
Fat: 17.75 g
Carbohydrates: 59.17 g
Protein: 13.42 g


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