Organix Rainbow Sandwiches
With this recipe your little one can actually eat a rainbow! It’s super easy and fun for kids to make too. It’s an easy way to encourage your toddlers to eat vegetables.
Rainbow sandwiches are perfect for kids parties, lunchboxes and picnics.
Removing the crusts shows off the rainbow coloured spreads all the way through the sandwich looking fun and attractive
How to make your Rainbow Sandwiches
(for 1 sandwich – and leftover spread – scale up the ingredients as needed for a bigger quantity)
• 4 carrots
• 2 large handfuls of spinach
• 100g frozen peas
• 2 cooked beetroots
• 150g cream cheese or soft goat cheese
• 4 slices wholemeal bread (pick a good quality bread with minimal added ingredients, or if you have time make the Organix homemade bread recipe)
1. Peel the carrot and slice into discs. Steam for approx. 20 minutes until tender. Add the spinach leaves and peas to the steamer for another 2 minutes (you can boil the vegetables instead if you prefer).
2. Drain the veg and allow to cool.
3. Create 3 different coloured spreads. Blend one third of the soft cheese with the carrots for an orange spread, then place into a storage pot. Blend a third with the spinach and peas for a green spread, then finally a third with the cooked beetroot. Place them straight into the fridge to firm up. Use either a high speed blender or stick blender, whichever you prefer.
4. Once firm, spread 3 slices of bread, one with each colour spread. Place the slices on top of each other with the spread face up, creating a sandwich, adding the plain slice on top. Carefully cut the sandwich into little squares, triangles or any shape you like, great for your little one to grab hold of.
These spreads can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for a couple of days, or frozen for a month. You can also remove the crusts to see the colours all the way around the edge. Great for parties, lunchboxes and picnics.
You can also add fresh herbs to the green spread, such as basil to add an interesting flavour, and some grated parmesan for a more cheesy flavour. Why not experiment with other vegetables, using roasted carrots rather than steamed gives a different flavour to the orange spread.
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More Organix Recipes
You can find lots more tasty family and baby recipes on the Organix website www.organix.com