The stereotype of making lunch in a hurry is throwing a PB&J sandwich in the lunch bag along with a piece of fruit, snack and a drink. Imagine little Timmy’s face when he sees that, once again, he’s got a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Unfortunately, my kids don’t eat peanut butter, but I do! I became addicted to that heavenly substance during my second pregnancy. In order to not get bored, I make a variation of PB&J every morning. One day, I was out of bread and all I had were whole wheat tortillas in the fridge. That morning, the “rolled” Elvis was born. The rolled Elvis is really easy to make; and this lighter version hits the spot without the bacon.
- 1 Flour tortilla -regular or whole wheat-
- 1TB Peanut butter or any other nut butter
- 1 tsp honey or agave nectar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Banana
1. Spread peanut butter on tortilla. Drizzle the honey or agave nectar and sprinkle with cinnamon.
2. Lay banana on center of tortilla.
3. Enclose banana from one end of tortilla and roll it out (Think banana burrito). Cut it in half, then proceed to cut each half into slices.
Laura’s tips: You can use any type of tortilla (even Ezekiel brand). If you are preparing this ahead of time and packing it in a lunch box, you may want to lay them on top of a damp paper towel. You can substitute peanut butter for any kind of ‘nut’ butter. Remember to add a wet wipe for your child to wipe their hands after they eat it. They might have sticky fingers! -But well worth it!
**Photo Credit: Weelicious