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Spring Into Wellness: Peanut Butter Protein Wrap

May 21, 2012

Happy Monday! We can’t believe the final week of Spring Into Wellness has already arrived, but we’re excited to bring you three more recipes from our health experts this week. Today’s post comes from Beth Aldrich, and she’ll be sharing tips on how to create a protein-packed snack from unexpected sources.

Additionally, we’d like to invite you to join us on Twitter this Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST for a Spring Into Wellness party! Check out all the details here. We hope to see you there!

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What’s a mom (of teenagers) to do? They have a mind of their own and don’t always want to eat the meals and snacks I prepare. Well, thanks to Flatout Bread, I have some options. Sneaky as they may be, my tactics are simple. Give them what they want (within reason). My teenage sons are very clear about what they like and don’t like to eat, so I have loads of those things around the kitchen within reach.

From time to time, I’ll throw in a curve ball and introduce something new for them to try. Nine times out of ten, they’ll at least take a bite. I find that if you add some sweetness like whipped topping, peanut butter, syrup or a little sprinkle of sugar, you can get them to eat just about anything. So when I decided to elicit the help of my middle son, Ryan, for today’s vlog, I asked him what types of protein he’d add to a wrap. With my turkey breast and sliced chicken standing in the wings, the jar of peanut butter took center stage instead. With 7 grams of protein in a two tablespoon serving, I knew we’d be a tad bit short in the protein department. But never fear: Flatout Bread Multi-Grain with Flax to the rescue. With 9 grams of protein per wrap and 8 grams of fiber, this mom of teens can give a sign of relief.

Now the fun part, letting my teenager stage a video for the concoction. We searched around and decided that a sprinkle of cinnamon (to help regulate blood sugar – good for hyper kiddos) and a tablespoon of ground flax (loaded with omega-3s, fiber and protein) would partner nicely with a fiber and potassium-rich banana, all sitting atop a slather of organic peanut butter.

Wrap it up and, wha-lah, breakfast, lunch or an after school snack DONE for my muscle-seeking teenage son. Little ladies can appreciate the benefits of this wrap, too.

It doesn’t take much money, time or energy to come up with a healthy snack or meal option when Flatout Bread is on hand. Just consider your key ingredients: protein, fruits, vegetables and grains, and you’ll have what it takes to make any kid well-fed, satisfied – and asking for more.

Watch Ryan making his snack in the video below!

Flatout Peanut Butter Protein Wrap

Ingredients:

Directions:

Spread the peanut butter over the bottom third of the wrap. Sprinkle ground flax over peanut butter and add sliced bananas. Roll the wrap up tightly, taking care to keep ingredients packed in. Using a serrated knife, slice into pinwheels and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve and enjoy!

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Big thanks to Beth and her sons for all of the amazing advice and recipes these past four weeks! To view Beth’s other three posts, click on the links below:

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