How do you turn a yummy but boring PB & J into something new? Turn it into a jelly roll! My kiddo loves when we make her sammis into rolls, pinwheels or jelly rolls ( all means the same). It makes it fun to look at all the layers and colors, swirled up into a yummy bite sized treat. Your not limited to PB & J, try any sammi and see the smiles.
Today’s bento my kiddo (and I hee hee hee) were craving for some PB & J. Who doesn’t love those? So easy to make and fun to eat. (See my demo)
Since summer is here and the fruits are so sweet we have a lot of fruits in today’s bento. I cut some cantaloupe, watermelon and cucumber (cucs from my garden woo hoo0) into flowers with a cookie cutter, added some strawberry and some broccoli, yellow beans (again from garden ) with a cut up bell pepper.
Bell peppers are a new addition to my kiddos diet, one day she decided she liked the red bell pepper, I added the orange in hopes she will like them too one day. Just goes to show if you try every once in a while who knows they may just like it, funny kiddo…
Of course the addition of the jelly rolled PB & J and some cuteness by way of picks in middle of fruit and a butterfly.
Momma Says: Jelly Rolls are ooey gooey and fun to eat that what makes lunch exciting.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll Bento
How to Make Jelly Roll Sandwich
1. Using soft bread roll flat with rolling pin (or skip and use a tortilla)
(if using GF breads you can steam it for a few seconds to add moisture to help rolling out)
2. cut into square shape
3. Add jelly and Peanut butter to layers (or meats and cheeses), I used 2.
4. Stack and slowly roll into a log, carefull to keep layers nice.
5. cut into rounds.