Triple Decker Peanut Butter and Jelly Bento Box

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There is just something so exciting about the first few weeks of school.   The anticipation of finding out who your teacher is, and who is in your class, fresh, unopened glue sticks and unused crayons,  the smell of new shoes, fresh haircuts and being well-rested from summertime. Fall sports and the prospect of slightly colder weather.

Living vicariously through my kids is so much fun!  I love bringing my kids to school during those first few weeks, and I even get excited about packing adorable lunches!  This year my oldest son will be a first grader ( oh my goodness, where has the time gone?) And my middle son will be PreK and will be staying for lunch this year.   I am excited about making lunches that they will both love and that will keep them full.

I see no reason why I shouldn’t make my kid’s peanut butter and jelly every day this year.  My younger son’s preschool said they want lunches that don’t need to be refrigerated, plus nothing goes together quite like a new school year and a slightly smushed peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I stopped by Dollar General and picked up Jif® peanut butter and Smucker’s®  Strawberry Jam.  The perfect combo for any back-to-school peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Right now, you can obtain a coupon for $1.00 off for when you buy both products together at Dollar General.

I was able to find both of these products in the grocery department at Dollar General.

Although I am usually a traditionalist when it comes to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, my son gave me the great idea to make a triple decker peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and it was a genius idea because it fit into our bento lunch boxes perfectly!

Plus I loved using three slices of bread.  I am always looking for ways to keep my kids full enough to last them through the school day.

Triple Decker Peanut Butter Sandwich 


three pieces of sandwich bread

1-2 tablespoons of Jif Peanut Butter

1-2 tablespoons of Smucker’s Strawberry Jam

Method:  Spread peanut butter on all three slices of bread.  Spread strawberry jam on all three slices of bread.  Put two pieces of bread together, just like a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and add on the third slice of bread on top.  Cut into pieces and arrange in your kid’s lunchbox. 

Bento Box Snack Ideas:






trail mix






And the other finger foods your kids will enjoy.  I try to take food out of packaging when I pack these little lunchboxes for my kids, it saves them time, and sometimes smaller children might have a problem peeling a clementine or opening up a package.

I hope you have a smooth transition to back to school this fall!  I am so excited to find out who my son’s teacher is this Saturday!

Don’t forget to get your coupon for $1.00 off when you buy Smucker’s Strawberry Jam and Jif Peanut Butter at Dollar General!


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