Angry Birds Nest Sandwich Recipe
If your child is a picky eater who won’t try any new foods, you may be finding it hard get your them eating healthy. At The Brook Early Education and Care, we know how frustrating it can be to get the little ones to eat anything other than mac ‘n’ cheese, so we are always looking for fun ways of presenting them with healthy options.
Children should be eating 5 serves of veggies and 2 servings of fruit every day, and the easiest ways to do it are by either hiding veggies in their favourite dishes or by making food so cute they can’t resist it. Today’s recipe falls into the second category.
The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require much effort at all and is completely open to alteration to suit your child’s taste. It’s so simple that you can pretty much just leave your kids to do the job on their own once you’ve done the preparation – which might also encourage them to eat it.
What you’ll need:
- 2 slices of wholemeal bread (choose one with seeds for an extra hit of vitamin)
- 1 slice of white bread
- Filling of your choice (tuna & cream cheese, chicken & mayo, ham & cheese)
- Cheese discs (eyes)
- Green beans (eyes)
- Carrot pieces (beak)
- 2 grape tomatoes (feet)
- Sprouts (nest)
- Cream cheese (to glue the features on)
How to do it:
- Cut all slices of bread into a circle of the same size – use a small plate or saucer
- Place one wholemeal bread and white bread on top of each other and cut out the lower part with a curve so one is larger than the other
- Discard the large section from the white bread and the small section from the wholemeal bread
- Spread the whole round of wholemeal bread with your chosen filling
- Close it up by placing the large cut wholemeal piece at the top and connect it with the small white cut section at the bottom to form the mouth/beak region
- Using cream cheese, ‘glue’ the crust on as eyebrows, the cheese discs and green bean slices for eyes and the carrot pieces for the beak – as seen in the image
- Fill the lunch box with sprouts to form a nest
- Place the sandwich into the box and finish it off with 2 grape tomatoes for feet
- Ensure to keep in mind any dietary requirements your child may have as there are always alternative options to choose from
- Cheese can be substituted with dairy-free options
- Gluten-free options are available for bread
Here’s another healthy recipe you might want to try: Layered Yoghurt & Fruit Crumble
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