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We're not here to say that the PB&J isn't a solid lunch—in fact, we're big fans, and certainly not ones to mess with perfectly matched pairs like peanut butter and jelly.
But peanut butter makes a pretty perfect pair with a whole lot more than jam. Give your old standby a break without giving up the good stuff: Here are 13 ways to pack peanut butter in your lunchbox.
Miso Peanut Pasta Salad by mrslarkin
End-of-Summer Vegetables Roasted Thai-Style with Tofu by Alexandra V. Jones
Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale by Gena Hamshaw
Grilled Peanut Tofu by enbe
Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno
Summer Cold Noodle Salad by Kendra Vaculin
Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale by Laura
Vietnamese Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn) by Betty | le jus d'orange
Spicy Thai PB&J by Natalie
Don't forget dessert:
Quick Peanut Butter and Chocolate Squares by Selma | Selma's Table
Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
Scotcheroos (Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter, Butterscotch, and Chocolate) by Posie Harwood
Two-Bite Buckeye Cookies by Midge
What's even better than peanut butter-and-jelly (or peanut butter-and-chocolate)? Campaign for the perfect PB pair in the comments.
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