It’s time to think differently about nut butter sandwiches. Sure, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a time-saving stand-by, but the bread aisle is bursting with so many new varieties of spreads and nut butters. It’s hard not to buy a jar of each and start experimenting. That’s exactly what we did, actually, and from those taste tests, we created fun and tasty nut butter sandwiches that will make lunches (or quick dinners) anything but boring. Start with 2 (1-ounce) slices of whole-grain bread; pile on the goods.

Tip: Spread a little creamy nut butter on both slices of bread to keep all those crunchy veggies in place.

Apple Almond Cheddar Sandwich

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter1/4 cup thinly sliced apple1 (1/2-oz) thin slice sharp cheddar1 ounce lower sodium deli ham1 romaine lettuce leaf

CALORIES 328; FAT 16g (sat 4.1g); SODIUM 623mg

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