Our family has officially entered the finger food stage. Brody has been turning his nose up to purees and jared foods in favor of anything and everything my husband and I are eating.
This fun new stage has been filled with experimentation. New flavors, new combinations, and creatively sneaking in some less popular vegetables (ahem, avocado) have been on our agenda lately.
A simple solution? Wholesome sandwich roll ups. These sushi-like sandwich bites can be filled with veggies, meat, and cheese. When they are rolled up and cut into small pieces, they're the perfect lunch for your toddler. We've been making a california club style roll up which has been a big hit! Brody doesn't even notice the avocado we sneak inside.
Making the sandwich bites is simple. Below are the steps and ingredients we use.
Ingredients (one serving):
Avocado (2-3 thin slices)
Lettuce (1 piece)
Cheese Stick (1/2 stick)
Deli Meat (We love Oscar Mayer Selects Natural, great quality, great taste, and no artificial ingredients)
Slice of bread (we use whole wheat)
1. Slice and dice your fillings.
2. Using a rolling pin and parchment paper, flatten the bread as thin as possible.
3. Spread your fillings out on the piece of flattened bread.
4. Tightly roll up the bread- sushi style.
5. Wrap in parchment paper.
6. Stick in freezer for 30 minutes to make cutting easier.
7. Slice into 1/4 inch slices.
- One slice of bread makes approximately 6-8 bite-sized pieces--the perfect lunch serving.
- The bread works best when you trim the crust before using the rolling pin to flatten.
- If you add carrot, use a peeler to peel thin slices rather than slicing into sticks. The thin carrot strips are easier to chew for the little ones.
- Oscar Mayer Selects Natural is a great choice for the roll ups. No artificial ingredients and minimally processed. They now have five varieties including Slow Roasted Turkey (our favorite), Applewood Smoked Turkey, Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken, Applewood Smoked Ham and Slow Roasted Roast Beef. You can learn more about Oscar Mayer Selects Naturals here.
What are your little one's least favorite veggies? What are your tricks for sneaking in veggies?
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