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Healthy Recipes Your Grandkids Will Actually Eat: PB and J Spirals by Devin Alexander



  1. Set a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute, or until hot. Place the tortilla in the skillet. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds per side, or until just warm.
  2. Place the tortilla on a cutting board. Spread the surface evenly with the peanut butter followed by the fruit spread. Roll into a tube. Slice into 8 equal pieces. Arrange on a serving plate, spiral side up. Serve immediately.









As you see, this recipes calls for fruit spread, but what exactly is Fruit spread/ spreadable fruit?
The name fruit spread or spreadable fruit may suggest a product that’s sugar-free, but you’d best study the ingredient list before tossing a jar into your shopping cart. Many fruit spreads and spreadable fruit contain cane sugar, and those sweetened with fruit juice extract may be higher in calories than you think. Most are made with whole fruit and pectin, so expect a similar texture to jam, with a mouth feel that varies depending on the sweetener used. Specialty spreads worth seeking out at a gourmet food shop are ginger spread, a sweet/spicy paste of ginger and sugar that is equally at home in a vegetable stir-fry or spread onto a piece of angel food cake. Adriatic fig spread (sweetened with sugar) is a stunning companion to cheese and cured meats.

61NenQ5tPwL._SX467_BO1,204,203,200_The above recipe was originally published in THE BIGGEST LOSER COOKBOOK by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast.
Photo Credit: Mitch Mandel

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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