Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Healthy Back-to-School Sandwiches for your Kids

Healthy Back-to-School Sandwiches for your Kids is a guest post by Kiera S. Campbell, author of Yummy Healthy Tummy: The Secrets of Raising Healthy Kids Every Parent Needs to Know!

Vary the type of sandwich you put into your kid’s lunch box every day. Make it a treat each time he opens his lunch box.

Here are fun and easy-to-make healthy sandwich ideas for your back-to-school kid.

1. Tuna salad with sliced tomatoes. Create your tuna salad from scratch (possibly over the weekend, and store it inside a clean glass container inside your fridge. Spread the tuna goodness lavishly over a slice of whole wheat bread, then top it with tomato slices.

2. Almond butter spread topped with nuts and dried fruits. The combination of fruity tang, crunchy nuts, and sweet flavors makes this sandwich idea a wonderful lunch treat for your child. Consider adding slivered almonds, raisins, and dried cranberries atop the almond butter.

3. Hummus spread and chopped bell peppers. Go Middle Eastern-inspired with hummus. It is usually served with pita bread, but it will do well with any sandwich bread. Use it as a sandwich spread, and top it with chopped three-centimeter squares of bell peppers.

4. Apple butter spread with apple slices. Spread healthy and flavorful apple butter over any whole grain toast and top it with freshly sliced apples. Prevent the apple slices from turning brown by dipping them in saltwater solution. Don’t worry. That will not ruin the taste of the fruit.

5. Whipped cream cheese with fruit. Spread a helping of whipped cream cheese on sandwich bread. Then top the rich mixture with fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries. Alternatively, you may opt for blueberry cream cheese topped with thin slices of fresh strawberries or a low-sugar jam and cream cheese. Your kid will be excited to eat such a colorful and sweet treat.

6. Spreadable cheese with ham slices and carrot. Use any “lite” brand of spreadable cheese that your family loves. To add textures and flavors, include thin slices of ham and finely grated carrot.

7. Peanut butter. Turn the staple peanut butter sandwich into something that your kid will surely love to eat by adding banana slices and dates. Chopped dates, a sliced table banana, and a few teaspoons of honey drizzled on top will turn your kid’s peanut butter sandwich from plain to awesome.

Kiera S. Campbell is the author of “Yummy Healthy Tummy: The Secrets of Raising Healthy Kids Every Parent Needs to Know!” She can teach you how you can help your children grow up to love and choose healthy eating for life. Visit http://www.yummyhealthytummy.com to learn more.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate link(s). See our Disclosure Policies for more information. We've shared this information to inform you of your option to either use our affiliated links or to go directly to the site of interest.