PB&J Banana Burritos

School is almost in session, so it’s time to “think outside the loaf,” according to registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer. 

“Kids do get tired of the same old sandwiches,” says the author of numerous books, including Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger

A tortilla wrap is a great way to experiment with a variety of healthy ingredients, Somer says, and tortillas are a good choice for budget-conscious families. 

Tortillas also “let you make a variety of flavorful lunch options, as well as quick and easy meals the whole family can enjoy after a long day at school and work,” she notes. 

All of the ingredients in today’s recipe for are available at a well-stocked natural and organic food store.

PB&J Banana Burritos

Makes 2 servings

2 small flour tortillas
4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons strawberry jam or preserves
2 bananas, peeled

  1. Place tortillas on a paper towel, and microwave for 10 seconds.
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons peanut butter on each tortilla.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon jelly to each tortilla.
  4. Place the banana near the edge of the tortilla, and fold up the ends of the tortilla. Roll up and enjoy!  

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mission Foods