The first time my daughter (who was six at the time) asked me to buy these because her cousins had them, I thought, “ok, sure”…I was just glad there was something that she liked that I could pack in her lunch, and hey, I didn’t have to make it, right? (so I was naïve then; it was pre-nutrition education, alright?!) So when I got to the market and turned the box over---HOLY CRAP!! I counted at least 40 ingredients. That’s right, I said “Fuggedaboutit!”
So for Olivia to save face at school, I had to get a little creative: I got our “good” bread, you know the kind that doesn’t have all the crap in it; the “good” jelly (ditto) and the “good” pb…cut the bread into rounds with a round cookie cutter, slapped the pb&j in the middle, pressed the two pieces together and used a fork to “crimp and seal” the edges (like you would a pie). TA-DA!
It was a little ghetto, but those other six-year-olds didn’t have a clue…and Momma could sleep at night knowing that I wasn’t servin’ up a Chemical-Crustable to a six-year-old!
Thanks for reading,
"Planting your nutrition seed for the day."