Getting kids to eat what’s good for them isn’t always the easiest job in the world. There’s been times when this mum has had to get creative and ‘hide’ some extra veggies in the spag bol, or call everything ‘chicken’ (when the kid went through the only eating chicken phase). We’ve all been there.
If you are having trouble getting your kids to eat new, varied or healthy foods, you may want to get them involved in preparing their own. I’ve always let Emma have free reign in the kitchen when it comes to making her own snacks, and she’s become really good at self catering between main meals. (Not so great at cleaning up though!)
We are multi-grain bread eaters at home, much to Emma’s annoyance, she’s much rather me buy a plain white loaf. The new Tip Top The One Mixed Grains Bread is a perfect compromise for our family. Emma likes it because its soft and fluffy, and I like it because it’s high in fibre, and has vitamins and minerals.
As long as I’ve got a loaf of Tip Top The One Mixed Grains Bread and some easy and healthy filling options available for her to put together in a sandwich, I can relax knowing that she’ll be getting her fill of whole grains like oats, corn, wheat and rice. These grains were chosen by kids for maximum yumminess with the added bonus that just 2 slices = 1/3 of your daily target of whole grains.
If you’re looking for a fun lunchbox idea or an easy recipe to make with the kids, try Emma’s Sushi Sandwiches.
Emma loves sushi, but making sushi at home the traditional way isn’t always practical, so this easy short cut using Tip Top The One Mixed Grains Bread instead of rice is super easy. (And since it contains rice whole grains in it I guess it’s the next best thing).
The great thing about it is you can add lots of healthy fillings, the more colourful the better. Emma has gone for the classic tuna and cucumber, but you can really add whatever you like.
I hope you enjoy the video, Emma insisted we make one. She fancies herself as a bit of a Junior Masterchef!
Emma’s Sushi Sandwiches
- Tip Top The One Mixed Grains Bread (sliced)
- Low fat cream cheese
- Tuna in springwater (drained)
- Grated carrot
- Cucumber (sliced lengthwise)
- Cut crusts off sliced bread
- With a rolling pin, roll and flatten bread
- Spread with cream cheese
- Close to one edge, lay cucumber, tuna and other desired toppings. Do not overfill
- Roll tightly
- Cut into half or quarters and serve.
LOVE IT? PIN IT!
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