‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 2Posted by MeckMom on Sep 15, 2010 in Popular Posts: Parenting Hacks | 4 comments
‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 2: Sneaky Sandwiches
My oldest son, Jack, loves peanut butter & honey sandwiches. He would eat them everyday if I let him. He’s not a big fan of wheat bread, however. To give him a little boost of whole grain but still give him the softness he loves, I meet him halfway. I use one slice of wheat and one slice of white.
I also use big cookie cutters to trim off the crusts. I know what you’re thinking - a good mom would make him eat every crumb of that crust because there are starving children somewhere who would be grateful to have it (can you hear your mother’s voice in your head?).
This bugged me for a while too…until I realized that by cutting off the crusts my kids were about 99% more likely to actually eat the sandwich. Since my goal is to get the food into my kids and not into the trash – the cookie cutter compromise works for me. Plus, I can use the shapes to send a message. This ‘good luck’ shamrock sandwich went with my daughter on the day of her big vocabulary test.
If you can’t bring your self to pitch the crusts you can still make a cool framed sandwich. Just flip the shape over and wedge it back into sandwich. The white side will act as a border for the wheat shape. I found a huge selection of big cookie cutters at Hobby Lobby for just under $1 each. More tips to come soon…just thought I’d pass it on.
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