Saturday, December 20, 2008

Toothpick Sandwiches

It can be hard to get kids to eat :( so we came up with this idea. On a large plate put in bite sized pieces, or cubes the following:
Apples
Cheese
Bread
Turkey
Ham
Cucumber
Carrots
Raisins or other dried fruits
(and whatever else you like)
Give each child a toothpick to design their own "sandwich" or eat one thing at a time off their toothpick. If your kids like (mine don't) here is a dip that is very tasty to serve along side this, or any raw veggies.
Yogurt Dill Dip
1 cup plain yogurt
1 TB parsley
1 TB dill (opps, that sounds like a lot, and I just misplaced the recipe. I'd start off with a tsp and go from there)
1 cup mayo
1 TB dried onion (I use onion powder because of the chuncks the dried onion makes)
Mix all together and let set for 30 minutes in the fridge. You can even venture out to make your own yogurt, which I have done with some success depending on the method I use. I like what Yo-gourmet produces; it's a pouch you purchase at Whole Foods to make yogurt from.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

I am going to try it!

Kammy said...

I love all the ideas of ingredients. We've done things similar (my kids love to eat off toothpicks), but I need to do it again using your good ideas!