Three Easy Pinwheels: Getting snacks ready for hungry kids can always be a bit of a obstacle course. I like to keep these quick pinwheels at the ready for easy snacks! | macheesmo.com
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Three Easy After School Pinwheels

It’s true that my kids aren’t exactly school-age just yet (1 and 3), but I can sense the crazy after-school rush already on the horizon. The checklist of after-school things to do is already growing in my mind: homework, dinner prep, chat about the day, etc…

I think it’s a given that snacks are a must as well. The ideal after-school snack is easy to make (or can be made well in advance), is somewhat healthy, and won’t ruin dinner in a few hours.

So, with all that in mind, is there any better option than the humble pinwheel?! Spread some delicious fillings on a tortilla and roll it up. BOOM. Make them in advance and then just slice them up when it’s snack time.

I know some of you lovely readers like the more outlandish recipes I come up with, but this is a simple reminder that as a parent, sometimes simple is best. The pinwheel is simple, no doubt, but it’s also damn good!

I put together a spread of filling options to kick start your pinwheel creative juices. For the options l used in this post, I found all of the O Organics® products I used at my local Safeway. I really do love the brand. It’s great quality and a really fair price. The O Organics® line, available in my area exclusively at Safeway stores, offers USDA certified organic products for creating delicious, healthy and affordable snacks your whole family will enjoy.

If you don’t live near a Safeway, Check out O Organics Products at any of the Albertsons Companies family of stores including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaws, Star Market, United Express, United Supermarkets and Carrs/Safeway.

Three Easy Pinwheels

The spread.

Okay. Let’s make Pinwheels!

Yield
32 pinwheels
Total Time

Just a moment please...

Yum

Hummus Spinach Pinwheels

Ingredients

4 medium flour tortillas
1 cup O Organics® hummus
2 cups O Organics® Baby spinach

Spread about a quarter cup of hummus on a flour tortilla and then layer on a single layer of baby spinach. Don’t use too much filling or it won’t roll properly!

Hummus Spinach Pinwheels

Pinwheel one!

Yield
32 pinwheels
Total Time

Just a moment please...

Yum

Guac and Cheese Pinwheels

Ingredients

4 medium flour tortillas
8 ounces Signature Cafe Hatch Chili Guacamole
1 cup O Organics® Mexican Cheese

Spread a thin layer of guacamole over the entire tortilla, all the way to the edges. If you can’t find the Hatch Chili Guacamole I used here (which is delicious), any guacamole will do the trick. Then sprinkle on your cheese blend and roll it up!

Guacamole and Cheese Pinwheels

Yield
32
Total Time

Just a moment please...

Yum

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pinwheels

Ingredients

4 medium flour tortillas
1 cup O Organics® peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
1 cup O Organics® Strawberry preserves

Spread about 1/4 cup of peanut butter onto each tortilla, all the way to edges. You can use creamy or crunchy depending on the texture you are going for. I like crunchy personally so my kids better like it as well! Then add some jelly to the tortilla and roll it up!

PB&J Pinwheels

Once you’ve made all your pinwheels, don’t cut them until you are ready to serve them! They will keep longer and better as a larger roll. Just wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and you could make them a day or two in advance without issue.

THree Easy Pinwheels!

When you do slice these guys, use a clean serrated knife so you cut through them without just mashing them down. If you want super clean pinwheels you can discard the edges which will be a little rough, but if we are just feeding six year olds, I serve the ends also!

If you’re doing math, the recipes in this post would make a whopping 96 pinwheels which is probably enough for a full semester. Obviously, you can half any of the recipes and make smaller batches!

Go forth and pinwheel, everybody!

Three Easy Pinwheels: Getting snacks ready for hungry kids can always be a bit of a obstacle course. I like to keep these quick pinwheels at the ready for easy snacks! | macheesmo.com

2 comments on “Three Easy After School Pinwheels

  1. What a great idea for an after-school snack! I wouldn’t have thought to keep them in one giant roll until serving, great tip! This also looks like a good opportunity to sneak in some healthy veggies:)

  2. It’s brilliant! Not just for snacks, but a quick snack for clients or unexpected arrivals!

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