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A Not Sad PB&J

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As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with Earthbound Farm, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.

Today: A reminder that peanut butter and jelly still makes for a satisfying -- and adaptable -- lunch.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Don't laugh at me when I remind you of a very important fact: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are good. They satisfy in a way that few other things can. They're simple, sure, and you may have eaten them every day for a year when you were nine. But they also make a killer work lunch.

If traditional white bread and strawberry jam are going to make your day, well, you do you. But you can also make your own sandwich bread, smear one side with really good nut butter, and coat the other with a hefty layer of homemade grape jelly. Or switch things up: try tahini and fig jam, or almond butter with raspberry preserves. Just don't hold back. And always remember to wrap your sandwich in style.

Tell us: how do you make your PB&J?


We're partnering with Earthbound Farm to bring you always fresh, never sad lunch ideas. Because dinner shouldn't be the only time that you put care into what you're eating.

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Tags: Lunch, Back to School, Not Sad Desk Lunch