Toddler Peanut Butter and Jelly Shapes [Welch's #PBJYourWay]

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My Mr. Grady is a very picky eater. He’s super selective about what he puts in his tummy and will happily eat the same thing day after day. When he doesn’t want anything else, peanut butter and jelly saves the day. I don’t mind though. He gets some protein from the peanut butter and we use an all-natural, high fructose corn syrup free jelly. To switch things up for him, we like to make peanut butter and jelly shapes. And recently he’s been wanting to help out in the kitchen, so he’s been helping make his own Peanut Butter and Jelly Shapes!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Shapes @Welchs #pbjyourway

Welch’s Jelly

When the opportunity rolled around to share with you all about Welch’s Jelly – it was a no-brainer. That’s the jelly we already use! And you’ll notice in our video below – Grady has to reach way into the jelly jar to get some out. We’re still working on our own jar of jelly and haven’t even touched the jelly that Welch’s sent!

We’ve been buying this jelly for awhile now. It’s really the only one that I can find that doesn’t include high fructose corn syrup. In a perfect world, I’d love to make my own. But you know, I just don’t have time for that. So Welch’s Jelly it is. I like both the grape and the strawberry, but Grady definitely prefers the strawberry. And I love that they’re natural, contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives. Everybody wins!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Shapes

Even though Grady loves PB&J – if it’s not cut the right way, he won’t eat it. Or he’ll only take a few bites to please me. He doesn’t eat the crust, and really, what kid does? As an adult I prefer the crusts off, too! Grady really enjoys having his sandwich cut into shapes. Sometimes we do all squares, sometimes we use our heart cutters. It all just depends on what’s available. This time around for our Peanut Butter and Jelly Shapes, Grady really wanted to use his play-doh cutters. I just washed them up real good before we started and they ended up working really well!

Grady was so excited to help make his sandwich and cut out his shapes. You can see and hear his excitement in the video below:

National PB&J Day

April 2nd is National PB&J Day! I love random holidays. We’ll definitely be eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on that day. You can have fun celebrating by entering Welch’s PB&J Your Way Facebook Contest! All you need to do is go here and tell them your creative spin on the classic PB&J – like our toddler peanut butter and jelly shapes - for a chance to win $500 and a one year supply of Grape Jelly! Plus, 50 people will win a sandwich keeper!

For more fun Peanut Butter and Jelly’s you can check out Welch’s on Facebook and @Welchs on Twitter. And for even more fun you can follow along with the hashtag #PBJYourWay on your social media accounts!

What’s your spin on the classic PB&J? Grady’s asked to make peanut butter and jelly shapes everyday this week!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

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Comments

  1. This is so cute! We were just making spring flowers from our PB&J the other day.

  2. i used to have my sons shapes like using the cookie cutter and then the idea of thsi is great

  3. He is the CUTEST! I loved the video – thanks for the info! I’m so entering the contest and using 4/2 as a reason to eat {and serve the girls} PB&J… again! ;)

  4. Aw! I want to celebrate National PB&J day! I’ve just cut my DD’s sammys into triangles – so far, she’s doing well eating it all!

  5. PB&J is a stable in any little guys life or should be. I love the idea of shapes and him helping out in the kitchen. Anything you can do at that age to get him to eat is to your benefit and his. Thanks for sharing

  6. So cute! My son used to love his sandwiches cut into shapes:-)

  7. Thank you for this amazing idea! We also have picky eaters here!

  8. I have one of those FunBite cutters and use it all the time on my son’s PBJ, which happens to be his favorite sandwich :) Such a great idea!

  9. I’m obsessed with bento boxes. What a cute way to make PB&J more fun. I need to try this out.

  10. What a great way to get him involved in making healthy lunch choices!

  11. i love this idea! my tot loves pb&j and i never thought to make cute shapes out of them. i got all these big easter cookie cutters just waiting for fun to happen!

  12. My kids love having shaped foods… it’s just fun! I still do it for the older too and the little one can’t get enough! Flowers and hearts are the biggest favorites around here!

  13. Such a cute idea, I would have never thought of that! PBJs are always a winner here too.

  14. We’ve been using our funbites for our peanut butter sandwiches, my little one loves it! Unfortunately we cannot send PB to school….

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