My dear-friend-turned-nanny comes over some days (my favorite days!:)) to help with the kiddos while I blog, get in a workout, do all the things...
Recipe Weekend: Yummy Vegan Cream Cheeze and Jam Roll-ups from the Blissful Chef
For Recipe Weekend this weekend, I’m going to share the blessings of a new chef I’ve discovered - and how she changed my lunchbox karma when my husband (the lunch-maker in our family) went out of town... The recipe that salvaged my son’s lunch from the nut butter and jam doldrums I’m sharing here. For the rest of the story on our little lunchbox miracle, visit Christy Morgan at The Blissful Chef, where I’ve guest blogged this week. New lunch ideas come just in time for Summer, where I’ve now got to provide lunch for not just Aidan, but whatever kids are at our house playing as well... It has to be healthy enough to make me feel good about what I’ve given to other people’s children(I work in health after all:)), and yummy enough that the kids want to come back. Let me know what you think, and feel free to offer us other healthy, delicious alternatives over here - it’s lunchtime again and we’re starving!
Blissful Cream Cheese and Jam Roll-Ups
- tortilla (can be spelt or gluten-free tortillas)
- Tofutti cream cheese
- favorite fruit-sweetened jam
- 3-4 slices of a favorite lunch meat (we used Tofurky, a great vegan option)
#1. Toast a tortilla (can be spelt or gluten-free tortillas)
#2. Spread Tofutti cream cheese on the tortilla.
#3. Add your favorite fruit-sweetened jam (I like raspberry for this).
#4. Top with lunch ‘meat’ such as Tofurky, 3-4 slices
#5. Roll up into ‘burrito’ shape.
#6. (Optional) Cut into pinwheels for bite-size snacks, or eat as-is.
Option for kids or adults: blanch greens (kale or swiss chard work well) and add these on top of the Tofurky. Add alfalfa sprouts as well for a super-healthy, delicious crunch (I absolutely loved alfalfa sprouts on everything when I was a child. Maybe your child is a kindred spirit?)
You might also like...
It looks like the homemade hand cream wins today for my Recipe Weekend project, mainly because I’m still in the land of avocado and bananas...
Well, I’m back from an extended summer vacation – if by vacation, I mean having to entertain my amazing, precocious and only...
Dear readers, I’m pregnant again. I wish I were saying this to elicit congratulations and by way of launching a new column about pregnancy -- and I am, at least, doing the latter, but the...
Summer is nearly upon us – and with it, a lot of changes, excitement, and challenges for our little (and too rapidly, I fear, not-so-little) ones. Some of the changes in temperature,...
We’ve all been listening to and reading the news about Swine Flu (especially if, like me, you live in Austin, just an hour from San Antonio, and bordering Mexico.) And , if you’re also...
When a dear friend calls and says that her angelic little baby boy, now four months old has turned into a slightly less angelic version of himself, a little drooling fussy version who...
Bedwetting rarely represents a problem requiring medical intervention; it is, however, one of the major reasons that parents will explore natural remedies and complementary medicines for their...