All of the recipes you receive when you sign up for a MOMables subscription are quick to prepare, kid-friendly and appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. This recipe the epitome of this. Heck, it’s named after a candy bar!
While much of my lunch packing focus must be on picking low-carbohydrate foods (because my son is a type-1 diabetic), it is also important to note that you can occasionally pick main dish options that aren’t super low carbohydrate (such as this one), as long as you adjust your sides accordingly. I give you an example of this below.
The “Nutella” has no refined sugar, because we used MOMable’s recipe for Sunflower Nutella. It uses sunflower seeds instead of hazelnuts (making it nut free) and contains no refined sugar.
When the Chief MOM suggested I tried making this… it was no surprise to me when my son coined this lunch as “his favorite”. I am almost certain it will be one of your kids’ too!
- 1 slice bread (no crust) =5
- 1-2 teaspoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)=2
- 1-2 teaspoons Nutella=5
- Sandwich total= 12 carbohydrates
- String cheese=0
Lunch Total= 23 carbohydrates
*Note: I measured the blueberries, strawberries and broccoli on my food scale. So the above calculations are for what is pictured. If you do not have a food scale, below is a good rule of thumb for each: Blueberries: 1 oz= 4 carbohydrates. Strawberries: 1 oz=2 carbohydrates. Broccoli: 1 oz= 2 carbohydrates.
If you have an older child and/or don’t need to worry about carbohydrates, you may want to double this recipe. Because I want to refrain from getting my carbohydrate count too high, I add an additional side/sides, such as my go-to 4-gram carbohydrate yogurt cup, or pretzel sticks for my son. My lunch grand total is still low in carbohydrates, while still allowing him to have a lunch that has more of a “treat” feel, which is nice for him to enjoy on occasion.
- Cuisine: Lunch
- 1 slice of bread (your choice)
- 1–2 teaspoons MOMables Sunflower Nutella
- 1–2 teaspoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) or non nut butter
- Lay bread on cutting board and cut off crust.
- With a rolling pin, roll over bread to thin it out.
- Cut slice of bread in half.
- On one half spread Nutella. On the other half, spread peanut butter.
- Roll sandwich flats from one end to the next.
- Cut “rolls” in half. Then cut into 1/2″ thick round sections.
- Serve with fresh fruit, veggies and cheese.