Healthy, Kid Friendly, Fussy Eater Approved Lunchbox & Snack Ideas
This series brings to you fun, healthy kid friendly ideas that even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy, no bribes necessary!
This is a really fun snack to make with the kids as they can get hands on involved in cutting the bread with the fun shaped cookie cutters and decorating the bread with their toppings of choice. It’s a great snow day afternoon activity for 1 kid or small play dates alike. Just lay out some parchment on the kitchen table (to facilitate easy clean-up), place ingredients on the table and let the kids get to work!
1 kid serving
1 slice whole grain natural sliced bread* cut into fun small shapes using cookie cutters, or use a healthy wrap for larger cookie cutter shapes
¼ cup low sodium, sugar free natural jarred tomato sauce with a few chopped spinach leaves stirred in, once warmed, the leaves wilt and it’s a great way to sneak in some greens
1 pinch grated cheese
½ tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Pinch oregano and black pepper to taste
Chopped black olives, sliced ham or other pizza topping favourites (fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and caramelized onions are personal top pics for me)
Let the kids decorate their mini shapes and simply assist them with the toasting part. Place shapes on foil lined toaster tray and toast/bake for a couple minutes until the bread is lightly toasted and the cheese melted and gooey.
*A note on whole grain sliced bread – always read the labels for bread, they often contain a long list of unpronounceable words AND high fructose corn syrup or other sweeteners. In general opt for whole grain vs. whole wheat (where nutrient rich properties are stripped during milling process). 1 slice should contain less than 1 gram of sugar, 0 grams trans & saturated fats, less than 150g sodium and less than 110 kcals. A favourite of mine is Alvarado’s Bakery FLAX bread.