Sometimes, presentation is everything. If your son or daughter is bringing that ho-hum sandwich back home uneaten, try our fun take on the traditional. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist gobbling up our deconstructed version – which serves up healthy doses of calcium, whole grains and vitamin C.
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1 slice whole-wheat bread
4 small cubes of cheddar cheese (1-ounce total)
3 cherry tomatoes
4 pitted olives
Two 6-inch wooden skewers OR three 4-inch plastic skewers
1. Cut your slice of bread into six pieces.
2. On each of your skewers, alternately thread ingredients, beginning and ending with the bread cubes.
3. To kick up the fun another notch, serve in a bento box with two or three of your child’s favorite sides. Think: edamame, mandarin oranges or dried cranberries.
Total fat: 9 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 350 mg
Total carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 3 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 15%