Make a Kid Friendly Sandwich for Picky Eaters

Trying to get more veggies into your kids? Try making this Twirly Beanie Boy sandwich for lunch. This little guy is just a fun little sandwich that will bring some smiles to the table.  We love little beanie hats with spinners so this just fits the bill.

For the Twirly Beanie Boy:

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 slices pumpernickel bread
  • Apple slice
  • Carrot
  • Celery stick
  • Orange or grapefruit  (Beanie)
  • Zucchini  (for mouth)
  • Cheerios  (for eyes)
  • Sandwich filling

Trim crusts from bread, then set white slices together and cut out a large semi-circle.  Also cut a large semi-circle from the brown bread.  Fill with sandwich filling.

Cut orange or grapefruit in half and then cut off the end “third” of the fruit, including the peel to use as the beanie.  Pat dry to remove excess moisture before setting next to the bread.  If necessary, trim the top of the head to fit the beanie.  Cut a small slice of celery for the stem of the spinner and then cut two pointed ovals for spinner pieces.  Set in place.

Use a piece of apple slice, with peel, for the “stripe” on the shirt.   Cut a carrot slice in half for the ears and then cut two slices for the eyes.  Use cheerios for the inside of the eyes.  Cut a tiny piece of celery for the nose and then cut a sliver of zucchini, with peel, for the mouth.

By Sharon Pierce McCullough & Kristin Fitch ... the FoodChics

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