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Salad and Sandwich Bites #kidsinthekitchen

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It’s almost time to go back to school and Shae and I are working on some new lunch ideas. I’m trying to stick with healthy options but I also want her to enjoy what she’s eating to that means getting her input. These mini Salad and Sandwich Bites are a great compromise. Salad and Sandwich Bites #KidsintheKitchen

She likes bologna. It’s been one of my “do not buy” items for many years but her daddy does what she says.  Fine, I’ll live, so will she. These bite-size salad and sandwich in one can be made with any ingredients.

Ingredients

lunch meat (we used bologna)

Cheese (we used american and a mozzarella stick cut into strips)

mayo & honey mustard or dressing

salad greens

cucumbers

shredded carrot (but carrot ribbons would work better)

Directions

Cut your meat in half and spread with choice of mayo or mustard. Lay your cheese in the middle along with your child’s choice of veggies.

Shae placed 1-2 pieces of greens, a cucumber slice and a few carrot shreds.

Pickles, sliced hardboiled egg, radishes and roasted red pepper would all work great.

Roll up your salad and sandwich fixins and secure with a toothpick.Salad and Sandwich Bites #KidsintheKitchen

Salad and Sandwich Bites #KidsintheKitchen

Salad and Sandwich Bites #KidsintheKitchen

The veggie content might not be HUGE but it’s something. It’s also a great way to cut out some bread from their diet.

What would your child’s Salad and Sandwich Bite include?

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Comments

  1. Yum! Those would be perfect for lunch on the go or even a picnic!

  2. I’ll bet my son would have ham and cheese in his. My daughter would probably be turkey and cheese. Of course there’d be lettuce and carrots in everything too.

  3. Now that’s brilliant. The only way my son would eat that healthy is if he was part of the process of making that delicious looking lunch! You are on e smart lady!

  4. My daughter would have ham, cheese, and a pickle spear. She loves her pickles.

  5. It is so hard to get kids to eat healthy when they see all the other kids eating unhealthy. Glad to see you are packing healthy, fun lunches.

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  7. Great idea to get kids to enjoy their meals! I wouldn’t mind eating them either.

  8. Those little bites are so cute and perfect for school lunches! I bet my daughter would even like those!

  9. Definitely tomatoes!! We love those! And everything that you included in yours!

  10. These little bites are perfect for school lunches. Sandwiches are always the default, but the bread always gets either hard or soggy. Blech.

  11. It’s great when the kids can get the kitchen. My children love to cook with me and they like o make their lunches and snacks, or at least try.

  12. Those are handy looking bites. perfect for after school snacks

  13. My kids love lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and pretty much everything I would be able to do lots!

  14. I love Shae’s enthusiasm for helping prepare what she likes in the kitchen! My favorite roll up is hummus, spinach, raspberry vinaigrette, squash, and carrots. But the truth is that my kids just tear them apart and eat the wrap LOL.

  15. This looks like a fun lunch addition. Anything that makes veggies fun is a plus!

  16. These are so much fun! I need to file this away for back to school lunch.

  17. I love the salad wrap idea! I think my daughter would really like these!

  18. This is a perfect lunch for young and old. So easy and fun,.

  19. What a great idea! This is an easy alternative to sandwiches!

  20. This would be great for someone like my youngest who likes bread alone. He takes the bread off of his sandwiches, however.. I don’t get it…but whatevs, he’ll outgrow it, I’m sure. 🙂

  21. Looks so yummy! I especially love that little hands can help prepare it

  22. Making healthy lunches is a great way to teach kids about healthy eating. And it’s much healthier than school lunches.

  23. Great for back to school! Can’t wait to have my son help make his lunches. FUN!

  24. Chrystal @ YUM eating says:

    I love making meat rollups like this. I often think most breads do more harm than good. Stick to basics and what works! Good way to get vegetables in too!

  25. Those are neat lunch ideas. I bet my son would really enjoy those rollups.

  26. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    We would use ham, cheese, lettuce and cucumbers. These are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing,

  27. Oh yum! what a healthy and fun idea!

  28. Mmm, these look yummy! I love that your daughter helped to make them too!

  29. Those are really great. I think my kids would really like it.

  30. My kids like to do this sometimes when we head to the beach. They love cucumbers.

  31. I need to have my son help me make those for his school lunch! Yummy.

  32. These salad and sandwich bites look tasty. I’d have them for lunch every day.

  33. These look so cute and yummy! My kids would love something like this for snacks and lunch.

  34. That’s super cute! I feel like I used to make things like that when I was younger.

  35. What an easy way to plan a lunch…and to get the kids involved! Looks good too.

  36. What a real cute idea. Something fun for the kids to do to help with lunches.

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