Organix Rainbow Sandwiches
With this recipe your little one can actually eat a rainbow! It’s super easy and fun lunch for kids to make too. This healthy rainbow sandwiches recipe is an easy way to encourage your toddlers to eat vegetables.
We all know that kids love their food to be colourful and fun. So, what better way to make a healthier lunch than a rainbow sandwich?
We’ve created this step-by-step guide for preparing a healthy and colourful rainbow sandwich for your child’s lunchbox. The Rainbow sandwiches are also perfect for kids parties and picnics, and will appeal to kids of all ages.
This rainbow sandwich idea will introduce children to the many different colours of fruits and vegetables as well as giving them plenty of energy throughout the day. You can make it even more fun by letting your child choose their own filling ingredients – what colour is their favourite vegetable?
How to make your Rainbow Sandwiches
The quantities given are for 1 sandwich, and leftover spread. Scale up the ingredients and multiply as required for a bigger quantity if you are making for more than one child, planning a picnic, putting together a rainbow party or want to make school lunches ahead for a couple of days and keep them ready.
This method takes 30-40mins for the whole process.
Removing the crusts shows off the rainbow coloured spreads all the way through the sandwich, making the results look so fun and attractive.
The best part about this colourful lunch idea is that all of the rainbow colours come naturally from the vegetables. You may be wondering how to make rainbow food for kids without food colouring – this is one easy way how!
Ingredients – You will need the following supplies
• 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)
Method – How to make Rainbow coloured sandwiches for kids
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 vegetable 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.
It can be hard to get kids to eat healthy, but these rainbow sandwiches are a simple way you can make it easy on yourself. We hope you enjoyed this lunch idea as much as we did.
Lunchtime is an important part of the day for children. It provides much-needed time to fill up, refuel, and re-energize. A good lunch balances a child’s energy needs and offers nutritious sustenance that will power them through their afternoon classes and homework.
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More Organic Recipes for Kids
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