Back to School Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

#ad These Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps are the perfect #backtoschool recipe, using Jif + Smucker’s, granola, and freshly sliced fruit!

Oh my goodness – these are so good!

Thick creamy peanut butter, sweet and tart strawberry spread, crunchy granola, and then fresh strawberries and bananas. It’s the perfect back to school recipe! I’ve had to get creative after an entire summer of soggy camp lunches. Now that the kids are back in school, I’ve had to make better lunches for school days. And let’s face it – peanut butter and jelly are made for each other. And that’s where Jif® Natural Peanut Butter Spread and Smucker’s® Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread come in. I get them at Walmart, in order to make my favorite Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps. They’re divine!

I have a soft spot in my heart for all things peanut butter and jelly. Legend has it that my late father packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day of his life as a school teacher. I think he also ate it on weekends, and as a kid too. He was a man of lunch routine and I have so many questions about those sandwiches, and what made them so good? Des had a play date over the spring, and I made the boys peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The boy’s mom stayed for the play date as well and I made her a sandwich too. She told me I make GREAT peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because I spread the peanut butter and jelly on thickly. I aim to please! And that’s the only way I want to make them. I want to make them well.

#ad These Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps are the perfect #backtoschool recipe, using Jif + Smucker’s, granola, and freshly sliced fruit!

Speaking of which, I really did commend myself aloud the first time I made these crunch wraps. They are that good. It’s the perfect mix of flavors. And now it’s time for you to pack them a lunch they will love for back to school season. Like I said, peanut butter and jelly are better together and Jif & Smucker’s are better together too! In fact, these are the go-to brands for the perfect back to school PB&J. I remember my mom making it for me and when fall comes, I still feel like I’m a little kid on the brink of big change. That’s why I’m glad some things stay the same – like lunch. The same, but something new:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps:

What You Need:

Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread
Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread
Honey wheat wraps
Granola
Bananas, thinly sliced
Strawberries, thinly sliced
A touch of cinnamon (optional)

What You Do:

1 – Take out your wrap and spread peanut butter thickly on it, followed by jelly

2 – Then add granola, but try not to add big chunks – and spread it out evenly

3 – Add bananas and strawberries to the middle of the wrap

4 – Then roll it up like a sushi roll, careful to get everything all nice and stacked in the middle

5 – Cut in half and enjoy!

#ad These Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps are the perfect #backtoschool recipe, using Jif + Smucker’s, granola, and freshly sliced fruit!

Tada! Like I said, I was pretty proud of myself the first time I made this – for myself during a lunch break at home. Then I tried this recipe out on the kids and they were super impressed. You can absolutely vary it up, but I’m a big fan of these specific tastes going together. I’m a busy parent and I like to know what works, and then make it work on the regular! I’m like my father that way, and I remember being that way as a kid – when opening up my school lunch every day.

What’s your favorite peanut butter and jelly recipe?

#ad These Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit and Crunch Wraps are the perfect #backtoschool recipe, using Jif + Smucker’s, granola, and freshly sliced fruit!

National Dog Day BJ’s Sweepstakes: 5 Ways to Celebrate

This is a sponsored post, in partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club. All opinions are proudly my own.

National Dog Day! Purchase a pet item at a BJ’s club or BJs.com fr July 8 to August 18 to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

What’s that you say? August 26th is National Dog Day, and you have more exciting Pet Sweeps news?!

It can be as easy as giving your dog a hug and a kiss, or you can go all out with walks in the park, dog food cakes, and letting them sleep up on the bed! There are so many ways you can celebrate National Dog Day like we are. It’s a “thing” with us.

Right now, BJ’s is running a Pet Sweepstakes! If you purchase a pet item at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club or on BJs.com from July 8th – August 18th, you’re entered for a chance to win the grand prize, including a one-year supply of pet food, a gift pack of treats, and a pet bed or cat tree! Photo of your pet on Instagram or Twitter and use the sweepstakes hashtags: #BJsSpoilYourFurryFriend and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win weekly prizes, and to be featured on BJ’s social media channels. So cool!

And a wonderful way to celebrate National Dog Day! Go to BJ’s!

Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day:

1 – Adopt a dog from your local shelter! More on that in an upcoming post. As an alternative you can volunteer at your local shelter and walk/play with dogs or help clean cages. You can donate items the shelter needs. (Just ask them!)

2 – Have a dog party or play date with dogs you love!

3 – Spend the day on adventures with your dog, and don’t forget to photograph them! I never forget.

4 – See if any of your neighbors or loved ones need help with their dog.

5 – Give your dog a massage and a grooming and teach them a new trick!

And what else?

And as a bonus, head to BJ’s to stock up on all things dog! (and cat too!) This is our one-stop shopping place for our entire family. Especially with back to school time and getting our dog into an upcoming doggie daycare.

And that is why we love that BJ’s helps its members spoil their pets with everything you need. They offer a large selection of pet food brands that cater to your pet’s needs without breaking your budget. And with three pets under our roof, along with our two kids, we’re happy to have a place that has a wide assortment of food and accessories at unbeatable values. As a member, you can shop wet and dry pet food, treats that support dental health, and specialty foods that cater to weight management or complete nutrition. Not to mention that families can save up to $500 a year by shopping at BJ’s.

I’ve been a BJ’s member throughout life. They are committed to offering the best value of any supermarket or club, and members save 25% off grocery store prices every day. They’re the only membership warehouse club to accept manufacturer’s coupons. And if you join BJ’s today, we’ll both receive $25 gift cards just for signing up!

Don’t forget my awesome refer-a-friend link for you to join BJ’s today and earn a $25 gift card!

How will you celebrate National Dog Day?