I struggle every day with what meals to make my family.  I like to feed them what they like to eat, but I also like to add variety to the menu so they aren’t eating the same meals day in and day out. I try to aim for healthy well balanced meals that are also easy to make and not too time consuming. I think lunch is the hardest meal for me to make my kids.

Produce for Kids has some great healthy meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time!  I found a great alternative to PB and J that is healthier than the traditional option.

PB Fruit Roll-up

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 large 7-8-inch whole-grain tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp. 100% natural low-sodium peanut butter
  • ½ small banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ kiwi, sliced thin
  • 2 medium strawberries, sliced thin
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

 

Mix together banana, honey and peanut butter. Spread mixture onto tortilla leaving a 1-inch perimeter uncovered by mixture. Layer strawberries onto mixture and then kiwi. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of kiwi.

 

Begin to roll tortilla away from you. Mixture will ooze out sides as you roll. When you come to the end, use the mixture oozing out of the end to help seal tortilla. Wipe away excess. Slice off ends to make tortilla roll even. Slice into even number of mini rolls and serve.

What I like is that you not only get the recipe for the meal you have chosen, but you also get suggestions for sides and even drinks to complete the meal.  They even list the calories, amount of time it will take to prepare the meal (time is valuable these days) and the nutritional information.

Produce for Kids is also hosting a sweepstakes on their site where you have more chances to win gift cards and merchandise!   https://www.produceforkids.org/sweepstakes

Win it!

One lucky winner will win a  $50 Meijer Gift Card.

Entry Requirements

To enter, visit Produce for Kids,  Ideal Meals page https://www.produceforkids.org/healthy_eating/ideal_meals  and leave a comment with your favorite Ideal Meal.

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No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected randomly through https://random.org. Detroit Mommies writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Detroit Mommies is not responsible products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors.  Open to participants in the US 18 years and older. Contest ends  at 09/16/2011 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

 

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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