Healthy Pb & J Recipe

Healthy PB & J Recipe

Turn not-so-healthy peanut butter and jelly toast into a nutritious snack by using 100 per cent natural almond butter and swapping regular commercial jam (which is loaded with sugar) for your own homemade berry chia jam. Almond butter is an excellent source of bone building calcium and protein. Chia seeds provide plenty of dietary fibre and heart-protective omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Healthy PB & J Recipe

By: Lisa Guy

A classic PB & J but with a twist! A natural, homemade, health filling.



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  • Berry Chai Jam
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries & strawberries
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 heap tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar or honey
  • PB & J
  • 2 slices sourdough, toasted
  • Almond butter
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Flaked almonds (optional)


  • Place the berries in a small saucepan with the water, chia seeds and coconut sugar over medium heat. Stir until a thick jam consistency.
  • Transfer the jam to a sterilised jar and allow it to cool. Leftover jam stores well in the fridge for a week.
  • Spread a good serving of almond butter over the toast and top with the berry chia jam. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries or flaked almonds to serve.
  • Tip: Keep the leftover chia jam to spread on pancakes, scones or as a healthy porridge topping.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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