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Kid Made Banana Burritos

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.

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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.

Ingredients

  • Flour tortilla shell, large
  • Nut butter (we used this recipe for Homemade Mixed Nut Butter)
  • Chocolate spread
  • Banana
  • Raisins
  • Sunflower seeds

Directions

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.

Banana Burrito Step 12. Set a flour tortilla shell on a flat surface. We left ours room temperature, but you can heat it up just slightly so it is more pliable if desired.

3. Let your child spread some nut butter onto the tortilla.

Banana Burrito Step 24. Now add on some of the chocolate spread.

Banana Burrito Step 35. Top with some banana slices. You will probably not be able to fit the whole banana; we used half a banana.

Banana Burrito Step 46. 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.

Banana Burrito Step 57. Begin by folding one side of the tortilla shell over the pile of toppings. The folding steps may require help from parents.

Banana Burrito Step 68. Fold both adjacent sides in to overlap it.

Banana Burrito Step 79. Hold everything together and roll into a burrito.

10. Enjoy! Mix it up next time and maybe try adding strawberries, blueberries, cereal, yogurt…have fun with it!

Banana BurritoWhat will you add to your burrito? Let us know in the comments.

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Haley

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

I love this idea! We do peanut and banana sandwiches, but I have never thought about doing burritos. Thanks for the great idea! You are featured on this week Laugh and Learn Linkup. I hope you will share the linkup on social media sites! Thanks, Haley http://haleysvintage.com

Bridget - The Recipe Wench

Saturday 8th of August 2015

This is great. I can't believe I never thought of this as my daughters were going through school! I still pack my husband's lunch so I'm thinking he might enjoy this (as a snack). Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!

Nell Regan Kartychok

Thursday 30th of July 2015

Thank you for including my "Cutting a Banana..." Post in this wonderful kid made treat - yum! Looks like a fun lunch that my daughter can make. Looking forward to giving it a try :)

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Thursday 30th of July 2015

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