Good For Home Or School!
This is a tasty, nutritious treat that even preschoolers can wrap up for themselves. The recipe, provided by the Family Nutrition Program at Kansas State University Research and Extension, makes one wrap. Ingredients:
2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1 (8-inch) flour tortilla
1 whole banana
(Remember to wash your hands!)
1. Spread peanut butter on one side of tortilla
2. Peel banana and roll up tightly in tortilla.
3. Slice into pinwheels or serve whole.
Per serving (1 wrap): 61g carbohydrates; 6g dietary fiber; 14g protein; 20g of fat (4.5g saturated fat); 0mg cholesterol; 380mg sodium; 460 calories.
If a child is allergic to peanut butter - which is made from a common allergen - try substituting cream cheese. Either way, this kid- friendly snack will be nutritious and can be made ahead for a walk to the park. Just spread the peanut butter on the tortilla at home and fold it. At snack time, unfold the tortilla, peel the banana and roll it up. Kids will love the handheld, all-in-one snack!
Don't offer peanut butter to children younger than three or four years of age. If it gets stuck in their throat, they may have trouble breathing. To prevent choking in older children, spread only a thin layer on bread or wraps - even though the banana in this wrap makes peanut butter less sticky and easier to swallow.