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I can’t count how many times we’ve had a late dinner or felt like we were skipping lunch because of a sports practice or game! It seems to happen often, especially in the spring and fall when we have multiple sports going on and our calendar is filled to the brim with things to do and places to be. I hate when the kids reach for junky foods as their go-to snack or on-the-go lunch, so I’ve been trying to come up with fun and mess-free options and I might have a solution that works for any time of the day – PB&J Waffles!
Now, you can make waffles and use that as your “bread” for a sandwich, that totally works and they loved those, but those can get messy. I don’t need messy! I need grab and go and get out the door and into the van!
So what about waffles with Jif® Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Grape Jam inside? Depends on how you do it, I can tell you that! If you try to add small dollops of both to your batter before you close the waffle iron, you end up with a huge mess. Sure, experimenting is fun and the kids thought the mess was hilarious, but not the greatest option for a busy family who needs a wholesome, kid-friendly bite.
Well, what about swirling some Jif® Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Concord Grape Jam INTO THE BATTER then putting said batter in the waffle iron?
It works! These aren’t technically “stuffed”, but you can adjust how much peanut butter and jam you use and the waffles take on more of a peanut butter flavor or a deliciously sweet grape jam flavor (and a hint of color)! These were AWESOME and totally mess-free.
And yes, I added just a little more Jif® Peanut Butter to my waffle – why not?!
Using some reusable lunch containers, I can make up several of these PB&J waffles with fruit or cheese and everyone has a quick grab-and-go option for school or sports!
I can’t remember the name of these containers we have, but I do know I found them at Meijer, along with Jif® Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Concord Grape Jam. Be sure to use your mPerks when shopping! Until 2/2/19, save over $2 on Jif® Peanut Butter, Smucker’s® Fruit Spreads, and Jif Power Ups® Snacks with mPerks digital coupons!
This is just one fun way to make a snack or lunch (or breakfast, I won’t judge), but you can go HERE and find more ideas and recipes!
If you want a great option that travels well and you and keep stashed in your car or purse, pick up a box of the Jif Power Ups® snacks (available in granola bars or creamy clusters)! These are great for anyone in the family and definitely something I plan to keep a stash of for when we have multiple games/practices in the same day and can’t go back home to grab lunch.