My son is so incredibly hungry when he comes home from school. He spends the time from when he gets home from school until dinner time eating every piece of fruit he can find in the house.
I love that he eats so much fruit, but sometimes I just want to have a snack for him with a little more fat that can keep him satisfied until dinner, especially when we have other things to do after school.
So earlier this week I made one of my favorite party appetizers for him as a make-ahead after-school snack. These little cream cheese bites have always been one of my favorite appetizer foods, but I don’t make them nearly often enough at home.
Since my son loves these too. So I thought to make a bunch of them early in the week, and then I separate them in small storage containers. This makes a great idea for a hearty kid-friendly snack.
These little snack roll-ups are loaded with flavor too. I added a whole avocado, bacon, tomato and fresh cilantro. I also added some spring onions and a bit of cumin. These taste pretty much like a southwest inspired BLT, but in wrap form!
The one thing I love about these is that you can add any veggie you like to the cream cheese, omit the bacon, and add any type of fresh herb. There’s so many possibilities.
This recipe makes two large tortillas that you roll up and slice up. There’s at least 6 servings, depending on how much your kid eats.
I split these little rolls up in separate small storage containers, so they’re super easy to hand to my son after school. These are perfect to pack in his lunch, or to take in the car for a snack.
Yield: Serves 4
1 8oz brick cream cheese, at room temperature
1 hass avocado
1/4 chopped green onion
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 large tortillas
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, avocado, green onion, bacon, cilantro, cumin and lime juice. Mix well to combine.
Spread mixture evenly over two large tortillas and roll up. Cut in slices and place on plate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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