Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What's for Lunch Wednesday - Sandwiches

Here at Wellspring, we focus on having a wholesome and healthy environment for our children. This not only applies to what we do in the classroom, but what the children put in their bodies as well. However, it can sometimes be a challenge to come up with easy, tasty, and nourishing lunch inspirations, especially when it comes to the "main attraction". Of course, the old stand-bys of PB (or Sunbutter) & J or cheese (grilled or cold) sandwiches are a great place to start, but sometimes the kids and their parents need a change of pace. Some sandwich ideas that our parents have found to be tried-and-true include:

  • Sunbutter and cream cheese

  • Guacamole spread (2 ounces cream cheese mashed with 1/2 avocado and a tablespoon of salsa)

  • Egg salad or tuna salad (for children who are allergic to eggs, plain yogurt can replace the mayo in tuna salad)

  • Avocado or cucumber and cheese

  • Veggie burgers

  • "Pinwheel" sandwiches

It can also be fun to change things up by using a metal cookie cutter to make a plain sandwich into an interesting shape, or to use a different "sandwich medium" like English muffins, bagels, crackers, pitas, baguettes, flavored rolls or tortillas for wraps.

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