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Peanut Butter: The wonder meal

I heart peanut butter. On toasted wheat bread. On untoasted wheat bread. In cookies. In candy. But not in ice cream.

peanutbutter-52Projects.jpgAnd now my daughter is part of the Peanut Butter Cult. She requests peanut-butter sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I haven't saved so much money since she stopped wearing diapers. There is nothing like a peanut butter sandwich consumed on the way to a restaurant to ease the dent in our bill.

And for the one-too-many nights when a proper dinner hasn't been planned for, I reach for the jar of creamy peanut butter.

I know for many families, having a speck of peanut butter can lead to severe allergies.

For me, it's a nutritional time-saver and low-cost meal. (Why this topic was never covered in the parental tome What to Expect: The Toddler Years is beyond me.)

When my sister was a kid, there was no end to how much butter-coated noodles she would consume.

What's your child's favorite low-cost meal?

(Picture by 52 Projects)

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About the authors
Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
Joy Oglesby has a preschooler...
Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.

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