Monday, June 1, 2009

PB Carrot Pitas



PB Carrot Pitas - 12 Months+
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
(any nut butter can be substituted 
for example almond butter, sunflower butter or cashew butter)
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrot
  • ½ cup seedless red grapes quartered
  • Small pita bread pockets (whole grain)

    Here is a healthy sandwich your kids will love!  This is a great recipe to let the little ones help you with. Simply combine the nut butter, shredded carrot, and grape pieces until well mixed.  Fill the pita pockets with a couple tablespoons of the mixture.  Cut the pitas the size appropriate for your child.  Makes about 5-6 pita pockets.  Mixture will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days and 2 months in the freezer. 

Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
Peanut butter is full of all the things growing little ones need: Protein, Vitamin E, Magnesium, potassium, fiber and folic acid.  
Carrots are easy to digest and are packed full of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium.
Grapes are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and antioxidants.

    This recipe is Vegetarian and Dairy-Free.  It can be gluten-free if you substitute a gluten-free bread/ wraps.

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