You will need:
- Peanut Butter
- Strawberry Jam
Next, add your preferred amount of strawberry jam to the center of one piece of bread. I go heavy on the jam, but make it how your kids like it.
Here is the “hard part” but I promise it is not hard at all. Place the piece with just peanut butter on it on top of the piece with jam on it. Using your fingers, pinch around the edges. The two pieces of bread will form together making the pouch.
This last step is more for aesthetics than anything else. Going all the way around the pouch, use the fork to create little press marks. The first time I tried this, I made a big mistake and didn’t pinch it with my fingers first. The fork can’t work that kind of magic; it needs your touch. But after the fork marks, it sure is a cute little DIY PB&J pouch.
I hope you give this easy lunch idea a try and that it makes lunches more fun and less stress. It is a great way to power a kid’s day and give them the energy to learn and explore. Your kids will definitely notice the little bit extra effort that it took. I think they might even taste better because of the extra ounce of love that you put in there by making the average PB&J sandwich into a homemade PB&J pouch. I would love to know what your kids think of them! Leave a comment after you give it a try!