Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Banana Dog Sandwich Bento

This would make a yummy snack or packed with some fruit and veggies it would make a filling and fun lunch. I introduce you to the Banana Dog.
Essentially it is a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, but instead of having a boring flat sandwich I packed it in a hot dog bun.

Your little Monkeys will go Bananas for this Sandwich!

  • Udi's GF Hot Dog Bun
  • 2 Tbsp Teddie chunky Peanut Butter with Flaxseed
  • 1/2 medium Banana (You could use a whole banana if you want)
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
First I spread the Peanut Butter in the bun. I made sure to fill the whole bun with the peanut butter so there would be a bit of PB in every bite. Next I took half a frozen banana out of my freezer and  sliced it lengthwise. I positioned the banana in the bun and I placed the whole thing in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. I wanted to warm the bun, make the peanut butter melty, and thaw the banana at the same time.
When I took it out of the microwave I placed it into my bento box and sprinkled on some Chia seeds.

You do not have to warm it up, and you can use a fresh banana if you want to. I just have frozen bananas in the house right now, and I like when peanut butter is warm and gooey, so that is why I made the sandwich this way. Plus, Udi's Gluten Free Buns taste soooo good and fresh and they are nice and soft when they have been slightly warmed.