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Fun Recipes for Children

Fun Recipes for Children

A sandwich is a good start to making a nutritious meal or snack. Just add a few extras to a favourite sandwich and you have a meal that most young children will eat and enjoy.

For example, the following is a suggested lunch menu:

• Apple and tuna sandwich

• Carrot or celery sticks

• Glass of milk

• Cookie

Fun Recipes for Children

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Ingredients

2 tablespoons peanut butter

4 slices raisin bread

1 small banana, peeled and sliced

Utensils

Measuring spoons

Knives

Cutting board

Preparation

Spread peanut butter on two slices of bread. Arrange banana slices on top of the peanut butter. Top with remaining bread. Place sandwiches onto a cutting board and cut into squares. Note: This recipe makes two servings or two sandwiches. You and the child can have lunch together.

 Fun Recipes for Children

Banana French Toast

Ingredients

1 egg

4 egg whites

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

6 slices bread

1 ripe banana

Utensils

Large mixing bowl

Whisk

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Nonstick skillet

Spatula

Preparation

Beat the egg and egg whites with a whisk in a large bowl until foamy. Add the milk, almond extract, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and cinnamon. Heat the oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture. Place the bread in a skillet and cook each side 2 to 3 minutes until brown. Top each toasted slice with banana slices and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar.

 Fun Recipes for Children

Fruit and Meat Sandwich

Ingredients

1/2 can (4 ounces) pineapple slices

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons prepared mustard

1/2 sliced green onion

4 slices of bread

2 thin slices baked ham

2 slices Swiss cheese

Lettuce leaves

Utensils

2 mixing bowls

Mixing spoon

Measuring spoons

Can opener

Strainer

Cutting board

Knife

Preparation

Combine 1-1/2 teaspoons of pineapple juice with mayonnaise, mustard, and green onion. Spread this mixture over one side of each slice of the bread. Lay two slices of bread flat on the cutting board. Layer the ham, cheese, pineapple, lettuce, and remaining bread slices. Cut sandwich into diagonal wedges and serve. Note: Try other meat combinations. You may prefer the bread toasted.

 Fun Recipes for Children

Apple and Tuna Sandwich

Ingredients

1 can of tuna in water (6-1/2 ounces), drained

1 cup chopped apples (one small apple)

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1 teaspoon honey

6 slices whole-wheat bread

Lettuce leaves

Utensils

Mixing bowl

Measuring spoons

Measuring cups

Knife

Cutting board

Can opener

Strainer

Preparation

Combine tuna, apples, yogurt, mustard, and honey in mixing bowl. Spread 1/3 of the mixture on a slice of bread. Top the mixture with a lettuce leaf and another slice of bread. Place the sandwich on a cutting board and cut in half. Note: This mixture is enough for three sandwiches. Refrigerate any leftover mixture for later use.

 

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