I, like a large percentage of American kids of my generation, grew up eating a fair amount of pb&j sandwiches. My jelly of choice was always strawberry (hold the seeds, hold the strawberry chunks) and, when it came to the peanut butter, make sure it's creamy, please.
To this day, the nut butter and jelly combo makes my mouth water.
In moderation, peanuts are fab addition to our diet (providing heart healthy fat and protein) while dried cherries and dates provide enough natural sweetness (as well as dietary fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamin A) to make this an easy and inner-child pleasing snack.
As a tween and teen, I loved opening up a can of chicken or tuna, throwing in some mayo and relish, and calling it either chicken or tuna salad. I felt terribly independent, making my own "grown up" dish. When I was rocking the vegetarian diet 100%, I found myself yearning for that canned salad of my youth, so I decided to make a nutty seedy version of my youthful glory.
Featuring sunflower seeds, walnuts, pumpkin sees, and cashews, you're getting a healthy dose of great fats, protein, and deliciousness.