Making sandwiches fun for the little ones

Sandwiches go down one of two ways in our house – little b either eats them or he doesn’t. And actually, he probably gets that from me. I am a bit of a sandwich snob I guess. They need to be cut into triangles, arranged neatly and ideally with good crisps. The “cut in half, slapped on a plate” job does not do it for me. Take note Mr D.

The easiest way I get little b to eat a sandwich, and it involves zero prep effort, is to put it on MY plate. Ah the tricks we play. SO other than making pretend sandwiches, what other ways can we make things a bit more fun?

Fancy triangles

So not a huge variation on the regular triangular offering but add a slice of cucumber or go that step further and cut them again to make mini sandwiches. Easy peasy.

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Sushi sandwiches

I like making these as they are quick and look super cute. Cut off your crusts and flatten your bread with a rolling pin. Add your filling, here I used hummus (we like hummus), grated carrot and lettuce. Roll up and slice. Done.

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Note – I really do apologise for the rubbish lighting in some of the pics. Our kitchen is tiny and dark and generally pants. I shall endeavour to take better pics!

Cookie cutters

I haven’t actually tried cookie cutting any sarnies yet – not after the toast fiasco but in theory it “should” work just fine…

Use different types of bread

By using brown and white bread, you can make some pretty patterns:

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Bite size

So as above, try small sandwiches. I find if I cut things up smaller, little b tends to eat more of said food. Think tiny triangles, small squares.

Sandwich kebabs

You can pretty much “kebab” anything you like. Here I tried sandwich kebabs and b loved them! Yes I am aware there is no filling in this sandwich. I had planned hummus and saw we had none. B was happy as they were though!

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