Peanut Butter Rollups and Pumpkin Applesauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 23, 2009

I’m often asked what we have for lunch and snacks. 

So I thought I’d share two of our favorites from this fall!  Plus a new recipe we’ll be trying too!

Peanut Butter Rollups

A simple alternative to the traditional PBJ.  Put whatever on it.  Pictured below is natural PB, sliced bananas and cinnamon. With drizzles of honey! 

Fold up like a quesadilla or roll up like a burrito.


Pumpkin Applesauce

This is the boys’ current favorite snack!  And I think it’s tasty too.  Plus, it gets in some veggies and extra vitamin A, alpha and beta-carotenes and other essential vitamins and minerals.

Bowlful of applesauce, spoonful of pumpkin and few dashes of cinnamon.


And I’ll be making this gluten and dairy free pumpkin pudding for my little men to snack on as well!  Thanks Diane!

What simple and delicious snacks and lunches have you all been enjoying this fall???

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirsten October 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for the inspiration…i just made the peanut butter banana rollups as a part of our “Finger Food Friday” lunch!


JeriLynn Simmons October 24, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I have 3 boys who are picky. Can you tell me secrets to get them to eat their veggies?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm

@JeriLynn Simmons,

We have a one bite rule. Have to try one bite of new veggies. Otherwise, I have no rules. I’m fortunate to have kiddos who love most foods…including broccoli and squash!


Jennifer Shaft October 25, 2009 at 6:48 pm

My girls love what we call peanut butter tacos. I never thought to add pumpkin to applesauce though. That is brilliant!


Frugal Friend October 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I just made the easiest pumpkin bread recipe
1 can pumpkin + 1 box spice cake
bake in greased pan at 350 for 30 mins or until done!

It is so moist and good and no eggs, dairy or oil needed.


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