Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Banana Boats

I thought up this idea for lunch for R and I:

Take a hot dog bun and place in it a banana instead of a dog. Use peanut butter as "mustard" and dried cranberries or strawberries as "ketchup."



Despite R being very excited to make his Banana Boat, he wasn't that into eating it. Hmm. I chalk it up as just a typical preschool idiosyncrasy, so I will have to try it again. But perhaps a fun idea for you to try with your sweet peas.

SPC

9 comments:

Angela said...

Great idea. I bet a 7-10 year old would really love it! Preschoolers are so reluctant to try new things!

Stephanie said...

Ha ha....you're so imaginative. This is such a cute idea!!!

Feener said...

what a cute idea. she would love to make it, but wouldn't take a bite of it....

Michelle said...

I do something similar for a breakfast treat. Slather a banana with peanut butter on one side (while lying it on a plate), then sprinkle with colored sprinkles. So simple but my kids love it and eat the whole banana and get the PB protein. Its always a hit. Thanks for the lunch idea, I love it!

emstitt said...

Don't know if J would go for it, but my father-in-law makes her "banana sandwiches." He slices a banana into circles and then pretends they are the "bun" and puts peanut butter between them to make a sandwich. I have never seen this man cook other than to make toast, so I was amazed at his creativity. Julia loves them and like a previous poster said, it gives them the banana they love, and some protein too.

Renee said...

This might help my daughter learn to like PB. She loves bananas. I tried a PBJ with banana and she refused it. My son would probably love the banana with PB and sprinkles. He is very into sprinkles.

Slacker Mama said...

I would LOVE this.

Uh...I mean...the girls will love this!

Mama in Training said...

Where do you come up with this stuff? If only I were so creative. ;)

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Thanks for all the great feedback--it is amazing how the humble banana-peanut butter combo can really get creative. Erin, I love the idea of making mini-sandwiches with the banana slices themselves!