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Back to school time is here and there is one classic that is a lunch box staple. It is sure to get packed in your child’s lunch box at least once; Peanut Butter and Jelly. Peanut Butter and Jelly is a lunch box favorite that is loved by kids. Why not mix things up and try one of these 3 Fun Peanut Butter & Jelly Ideas for the lunch box? These ideas will make the kids smile and power their day.
3 Fun Peanut Butter & Jelly Ideas for the Lunch Box
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches are truly a lunch box classic. Make your kids go nuts when you turn theirs into a piece of art! Use some edible food markers to write a special message or draw a picture on the bread. This unexpected art will make your kids smile when they pull their lunch out to enjoy it. The markers work best on the bread when it is frozen.
Who says peanut butter and jelly is only good on bread? Pull out the tortillas for a fun twist on a classic. We have done this two ways, and both of them are fantastic. Spread Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam on a tortilla and roll it up in a pinwheel and slice for these yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly rolls.
Next, you can try folding the tortillas instead of rolling them. Just spread the peanut butter and jelly on the tortilla and fold it in half. Then cut it into triangles for these super tasty Peanut Butter and Jelly Wedges. Both of these delicious tortilla peanut butter and jelly options are kid tested and approved.
You can even make these on gluten free tortillas for a gluten-free lunch option.
Many kids aren’t a fan of crust on their Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. I know because I am the proud mom to two of them. If I am going to cut their sandwiches anyway, why not cut them into fun shapes with cookie cutters.
Get some cookie cutters and turn that peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a puzzle. I found two square cookie cutters of different sizes and cut the sandwich into different parts. Not only is this an easy way to discard the crust but it also cuts the sandwich into small pieces for little hands. You can get creative and use alphabet cookie cutter to help you child learn their letters, or just use holiday shapes to make a themed lunch. Have fun turning an ordinary sandwich into something extraordinary.
Plus, it is so much more fun when your sandwich is a puzzle because playing with your food should always be an option.
No matter how you choose to make the Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for your child’s lunch box, one thing is sure. The best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made with Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam. Stock up the next time you are at Walmart with the supplies to make plenty of Peanut Butter and Jelly for these back to school ideas for the lunch box. Check out jifsmuckerspbj.com for more great peanut butter and jelly ideas!
I hope these fun peanut butter and jelly ideas for the lunch box take the guess work out of packing your child’s lunch and help you power their day with a tasty meal
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.