Healthy Sandwich Recipes

If you need some healthy sandwich recipes to get your children interested, try some of these...

Croissant Sandwich Recipes

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RECIPE: HAM-CHEESE-TOMATO CROISSANT

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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INGREDIENTS

Croissant

Cream cheese

Sliced ham

Deseeded chopped tomato

Torn basil leaves

Olive oil

METHOD

Cut croissant in half and spread cream cheese over each half. Add ham, tomatoes and basil. Drizzle a little olive oil on top.

VARIATION: This also works beautifully with a tortilla or bagel.

TIP: Do try to source healthy, wholewheat croissants if you use them a lot. Many croissants contain a huge quantity of trans-fats, which are not good for you, so check before buying. But some bakeries and health food stores make them with good quality ingredients.

Pitta Sandwich Recipes

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RECIPE: SPROUTING PITTAS

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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For 100% crunch!

INGREDIENTS

Sprouts (alfalfa/mung/broccoli/cress etc.)

Cubes of cheddar cheese

Fresh pineapple chunks

Vinaigrette

Pitta bread

Serve with a chutney dip

METHOD

Lightly toast pitta pockets. Cut in half and allow to cool. Toss the sprouts, cheese, and pineapple in vinaigrette and fill pitta pockets.

TIP: The best sprouts are the ones your child has grown herself. Sprouting packs are easily available to buy and are pretty foolproof! They are a wonderful way of teaching even the most city-bound child, the wonders of growing her own food. You’ll have natural, fresh. nutrient-packed sprouts ready for the cutting. (Many supermarket pre-packed veggies and sprouts have been washed in a chlorine rinse and so should be avoided.)

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RECIPE: PEACHES PITTA SANDWICH

from the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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Simple to make and great for children who will not eat conventional savoury, or bread sandwiches. This meal is sweet, but absolutely healthy and nutritious, especially if you use wholemeal pitta.

The nut butter and sunflower seeds provide great protein. The fruit provides vitamins and fibre. The pitta provides energy-giving carbohydrate and wild honey has great medicinal value in maintaining health.

INGREDIENTS

Wholewheat pitta bread almond butter sliced fresh peaches or apricots wild organic honey cinnamon toasted sunflower seeds

METHOD

Warm pitta and cut in two. Allow to cool. Line the inside of each pocket with almond butter. Drizzle the fruit slices with a little honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and sunflower seeds and put inside the pitta.

VARIATION: also good with peanut butter, or even with hummus.



Novelty Sandwich Recipes

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RECIPE: THE REAL ELVIS

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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Elvis’ favourite sandwich recipe. Some children will even love this cold in a lunchbox! (There’s no accounting for taste!)

INGREDIENTS

bananas

peanut butter

sliced buttered bread

METHOD

Mash the bananas and peanut butter together. Spread over a slice of bread. Place another slice on top. Press down and fry in a little butter.

VARIATION: for a less greasy sandwich than Elvis liked, put the buttered side of the bread outside and grill or use a sandwich press.

TIP: For a lunchbox, allow to cool before wrapping in tin foil.

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RECIPE: SAMBO SMORGASBORD

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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If you have a picky child, there is a simple solution--- give them lots to pick from. They’re more likely to find something they will eat. If you can find a container with enough compartments, this is a great DIY mix ‘n’ match lunch, but you need a good segmented tub. Use lots of sambo fillings and send with lots of shaped bread, using cookie cutters. And don’t forget the yummie nibbles.

INGREDIENTS

Sliced bread cut into fun shapes

Mini crackers or animal crackers

A mini brown scone/bread roll

Possible Fillings:

Sliced cheeses

Sliced cooked meats

Almond butter mixed with chopped dried apricots

Peanut butter and grated carrot

Egg mayonnaise

Olive tapenade and goats cheese

Hummus

Guacamole

Possible Nibbles and Accompaniments:

Pretzels

Capers

Stoned olives

Cheese cubes

Pineapple cubes

Seedless grapes

Dips:

Mustard

Mayonnaise

METHOD

Fill up your tub with whatever selection of breads, fillings, nibbles and dips that your child is most likely to like and let them loose on it!

Sliced Bread Sandwich Recipes

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RECIPE: TRIPLE FUN SANDWICH

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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INGREDIENTS

Sliced bread

LAYER 1 FILLING:

Cream cheese Chopped chives

LAYER 2 FILLING:

Cooked meat

Chopped herbs

LAYER 3 FILLING:

Chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds etc.)

Dried fruit (raisins, pineapple, apricot etc.)

METHOD

Cut off bread crusts and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes (or just cut into triangles when the sandwiches are made if you’re in a hurry). Layer the fillings between slices of bread and press down well.

VARIATION: There are endless variations of this method of creating a sandwich that are easy to rustle up, whatever you have to hand.

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RECIPE: YUM MUM!

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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Often, grilling a sandwich, especially a cheesy one, can entice a child to eat it, even when it is to be eaten cold---the crunchy crust, contrasting with the chewy filling underneath, and the melding of flavours that a few minutes’ under the grill creates, can transform ‘No Mum!’ into ‘Yum Mum!’

INGREDIENTS

cooked tuna or salmon

chopped chives

black pepper

halved baguette

grated cheese

METHOD

Mix the fish, chives and black pepper and spread on a nice fresh baguette. Top with cheese and place under the grill until it forms a golden crust.

VARIATION: try this technique with other sambo combinations that have so far been rejected! For sliced bread sambos, put your sandwich press to use.

Leftovers Sandwich Recipes

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RECIPE: BEEF SAMBO

From the Kitchen of The Good Food Angel

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(use the leftovers from your Sunday roast)

INGREDIENTS

Cooked sliced roast beef

Thinly sliced pickled gerkins

Dijon mustard

Shredded iceberg lettuce

Wholewheat bread baps/ burger buns (toast the inside lightly if preferred)

METHOD

Assemble!



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The Good Food Angel.



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