Three Easy After School Pinwheels
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.
This post is sponsored by Safeway and features their exclusive O Organics® products. I shop for these products at my local Safeway store.
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.
Okay. Let’s make Pinwheels!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!