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Breadless Peanut Butter & Chia Jam Sandwiches

Written by Shelby Torrese

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If I had to pick one meal to have for the rest of my life it would probably be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Is it practical? No. Is it the most nutrient-dense food? Nope. But is it tasty, satisfying, and nostalgic? Yes, yes, yes!

You know I have to healthify everything possible, and a PB&J is no exception. With the addition of collagen peptides, this favorite of mine now has a spot in my healthy and easy recipes for lunch. If you enjoy a simple sandwich as much as I do, you’re going to love this elevated version of one. It’s decadent, delicious, and good for you, too!

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There’s nothing better than healthy lunch options that also satisfy your sweet and savory cravings. This breadless peanut butter and chia jam sandwich recipe is packed with protein, including collagen peptides. If you’re not sold on collagen yet, what are you waiting for!? It’s the easiest way to add protein to your diet.

Protein isn’t just for dropping weight and improving muscle tone. Those are my favorite benefits, but there are so many more. Did you know that having an adequate amount of protein per day can help increase metabolism and reduce unwanted cravings? It’s the snap-of-your-fingers fix to late-night snacking and dropping stubborn fat. Plus, it’s the best time-tested anti-aging secret. Our skin is made up of amino acids, a.k.a. protein. By supplementing our diet with protein, particularly collagen, we can improve the elasticity and firmness of our skin. Super Youth collagen has been a game-changer for my sisters, mom, and I. 

Whenever I come up with new easy recipes for lunch, I make sure it’s packed with protein. Lean animal protein and collagen peptides are the best way to get quality protein into your diet. Try increasing your protein intake for a week and see how incredible you feel! This healthy take on a pb&j is a great way to get started. Eating chicken breast multiple times a day isn’t always fun, so it’s important to sprinkle in tasty, healthy recipes like this one to keep you going strong. Try it out and let me know what you think!

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Breadless Peanut Butter & Chia Jam Sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serving Size: 2 sandwiches


  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 4 large brown rice cakes
  • 4 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter
  • ½ small Asian pear or apple, cored and cut into 4 even rounds
  • 1 scoop SY Unflavored


  1. Combine the raspberries, blueberries, chia seeds, 1 tbsp water and honey in a medium bowl
  2. Smash the mixture until the berries are the consistency of a jam. Mix in a scoop of SY Unflavored
  3. Cover & refrigerate until the chia seeds soften and the jam thickens, about 30 minutes
  4. Spread 1 rice cake with 1 tbsp of peanut butter, and top with ¼ of the chia jam and a slice of pear (or apple)
  5. Make a sandwich with another rice cake. Repeat with the remaining ingredients

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance


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