Sandwich art with the kids

Sandwich art with the kids

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Fritha is a blogger, shop owner, cat lover, wife, and mum to a little boy. She blogs over at Tigerlilly Quinn where she talks about good food, good reads, family life, travel and more.

Sandwich art with the kids

My son Wilf loves to get involved with me and my husband in the kitchen, in fact of his favourite activities is baking cakes. I think this is because he enjoys the cooking process and also knows he is going to get a sweet treat at the end of it! It's sometimes a little harder to get him excited over lunch time meals, so I'm always looking for ideas on how to get him involved and excited about preparing and eating healthy food.

One of our lunch time staples is the simple sandwich; a great snack, packed full of a variety of good ingredients. I've recently tried to get Wilf involved in making his lunch by getting a bit more playful with preparing them.

Sandwich art with the kids

This is where 'sandwich art' comes in. The perfect trick to getting fussy eaters interested in eating their lunch! We set out the ingredients and came up with some creative ideas. We thought it would be fun to share some of our creations from our recent lunch time experiments.

The Butterfly

This was created with bread, Flora Light, salad leaves and cornichons – which are something my son rarely eats without a fuss! This time he was asking for more leaves to create different types of butterflies. Since then, we’ve also made out of beetroot leaves! We'll be adding a few more ingredients next time I think, but you get the idea!

Sandwich art with the kids

The Owl

This was the first time my son has eaten up avocado. Since then he's actually been asking for it, which is brilliant. This was created with bread, Flora Light, cornichons, sliced cherry tomato, cheese and avocado.

Sandwich art with the kids

The Bumblebee

Wilf was desperate to make a bumblebee but I couldn't think of a black ingredient. Then it occurred to us, Marmite and cheese - such a great combination! The avocados where gobbled up too after a lot of discussion about how important bees are for the environment. So this is bread, Flora Light, Marmite, cheese, avocado and tomato!

Sandwich art with the kids

Fritha’s ‘Sandwich art with the kids’ sponsored by Flora.

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