1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #27
LUNCH – Build-Your-Own Egg Sandwich
Build-Your-Own sandwiches are fun for kids, but they also help less adventurous eaters by giving them some exposure to foods they may not normally choose and to make some choices about how they eat those foods. Having the choice to eat a food on the side, or separately from other foods is a great starting point, but building a sandwich has it’s own appeal to kids and can sometimes lead to trying something new. I have seen time and time again, a child who does not like a certain food, be presented it on the side on several occasions, eventually give it a little nibble, then start eating it on it’s own and eventually start adding it to their sandwiches. That’s always worth a happy dance!
I started with a whole wheat pita cut into quarters and topped it with a cheese omelette cut into quarters and some bacon. The rest went on the side including spinach, tomato, cucumber and another quarter cut pita to top the sandwich with.
SNACK – Gingerbread Oatmeal and Strawberry & Banana Candy Cane
Regular old oatmeal gets a holiday spin with a sprinkling of the same gingerbread spice I talked about yesterday. Once that spice is in your pantry you can start sprinkling it on anything you would normally sprinkle cinnamon on.
I first saw this fun strawberry & banana candy cane on Pinterest from here. It’s so fun and festive and a perfect way to put a healthy spin on a Christmas tradition. I also got a great reaction from the kids – which is kinda the point, right?
SNACK – Festive Popcorn
Dried red cranberries and the hint of green in the pistachios turn this popcorn into something more festive. Coming up with new popcorn mix combinations is always fun. Ask the kids what they think would be good – you might be surprised at what they suggest:)
1 Lunch + 2 Snacks is where I share the lunch and snacks that I serve Monday to Friday, along with a few tips & tricks thrown in here and there. For more posts in this series click here. If you would like to see my lunch and snack ideas in real time, you can follow me on Instagram where I post them as they happen:)