By Kelly Bogard
Ah yes, it’s that time of year. The house gets a little quieter as the kids leave to fill the hallways of their schools with excitement for a new school year.
My little Butters isn’t quite old enough for “big kid” school yet, but that doesn’t stop her from talking about it. In fact, she is planning on going from preschool into high school and working on her college degree by the age of 7 or 8. She’s three and has a very active imagination! As a mom, I want to help her become everything she can. I can’t read the books for her or finish her math homework, but I can give her the nourishment she needs to make her brain strong so she will be ready for school when it is her time.
As your kids finish up their first few days of “big kid” school, treat them to a yummy and healthy after-school snack.
First things, first. Cut your pita pockets in half, making each one into two half pockets. Then slice your fruit thinly and set aside.
Next, spread a layer of peanut butter on the inside of each pita. There is no measurement for this because everyone likes different amounts of peanut butter. In fact, it can be any kind of peanut butter or other nut spread you want. My choice is fresh ground peanut butter from the whole foods section of my grocery store. I love the flavor, and it is just peanuts with no extra sugar or oils.
Layer the fruit in the pitas and serve. You can use just apples, just bananas or combine the two. Just like the peanut butter, any kind of fruit can be used. Although, I doubt oranges would taste very good.
This recipe is kid- and adult-approved. It’s a great way to enjoy a sweet snack and provide the nutrition they need for their growing minds and bodies. I hope you and your family have a wonderful first day of school this year and every year from here on.
From all of us at Texas Table Top , enjoy!
Recipe: Smarty Pants Pitas
Summary: A quick and easy snack, perfect for the first day of school
- 3 whole wheat pita pockets
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1-2 bananas
- Peanut butter
- Cut the pita pockets in half, creating 6 small pockets.
- Thinly slice the fruit and set aside.
- Spread a layer of peanut butter in each pocket.
- Layer the fruit in the pockets and serve.
Prep time (duration): 5 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 3-6