Lunches can be a difficult thing to figure out, especially when you have to feed kids. It is important to eat a balanced meal, but often kids are picky and unwilling to try new things. One trick we have found to overcome this is having the kids participate in making their own food and allowing them to choose how they want to make their own food.
Growing up, I used to love putting peanut butter and jelly on a flour tortilla shell and rolling it up. My kids love flour tortillas, so we decided to make a similar recipe with some additions–a Banana Burrito.
Our recipe is below. Allow your kids to get creative with their toppings–if your child is allergic to peanuts, skip the nut butter and try something else. This recipe is all about creativity, learning what foods taste great together, and familiarizing them with making meals.
Another recipe my son loves and can make on his own is our PB Apple Sandwich.
- Flour tortilla shell, large
- Nut butter (we used this recipe for Homemade Mixed Nut Butter)
- Chocolate spread
- Sunflower seeds
1. Have your child cut up the banana with a butter knife. Although it is only a butter knife, this activity should still be supervised. A plastic knife should work as well. Read also: Cutting a Banana: A Montessori Practical Life Activity.
3. Let your child spread some nut butter onto the tortilla.
6. Sprinkle on raisins and sunflower seeds. Make sure everything is not too close to the edges and is piled together so it folds more easily. You may have to help your child with this if your child is like mine and has to decorate in a circle.
10. Enjoy! Mix it up next time and maybe try adding strawberries, blueberries, cereal, yogurt…have fun with it!