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Sandwich tips & tricks
Add some fun to your child’s lunch by making pinwheel finger sandwiches! Spread cream cheese and jam on one side of a slice of bread, then roll the bread tightly. For perfect pinwheel slices, place a 5” string of unscented dental floss under the sandwich roll; cross the strings overtop and pull tight to slice through the bread.
Surprise your child with different shaped sandwiches: Cut their sandwiches into fun shapes by using your favourite cookie cutters! Your child will love seeing the fun shapes at lunchtime.
To keep your child’s sandwich from getting soggy between morning and lunchtime at school, spread your condiments and “wet” vegetables (e.g. tomato, lettuce or cucumber) in the middle of the sandwich – between the slices of meat or cheese.
To keep sandwiches fresh until lunchtime, particularly if made with deli meats or eggs, pack them in an insulated lunch box or include a small freezer pack to keep them cool. A frozen juice box can make a great freezer pack to keep your child’s lunch cool – and the best part is that it will be thawed in time for drinking at lunchtime!
For a surprise burst of yummy and healthy sweetness, try adding apple or pear slices to your child’s cold cut or cheese sandwich.
Do-it-yourself sandwich: Use a hard-sided lunch container with several compartments. Fill each compartment with an assortment of sandwich ingredients (e.g. bread slices, cheese slices, lettuce leaves, pickle slices) and provide a packet of mayonnaise or mustard and a plastic knife. This way your child can build their own sandwich at school, using the ingredients they like!
For the best and freshest possible PB&J sandwich, wrap the stems of your bananas in plastic wrap – this helps to prevent bananas from browning too soon.
How to tell if an avocado is ripe: Peel back the stem. If it comes away easily and reveals a bright green colour, the avocado is ripe. If the stem cannot be easily removed, the avocado is not yet ripe enough to eat. To keep an unused portion of avocado fresh and help prevent browning, leave the avocado pit in the unused half, cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
Cold cuts make delicious sandwiches! To keep cold cuts fresher for longer, store in an airtight container in your fridge – this helps cold cuts stay fresh for up to 7 days
Enjoy crisp, juicy vegetables in your sandwich? Line the bottom of your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels to help absorb the moisture from your veggies. This helps them to stay crisp and fresh longer.
To keep your lettuce crisp for your BLT sandwich, wrap it in damp paper towels and store in a plastic bag. If your lettuce leaves have wilted, soak them in ice water to crisp them up before putting them in your sandwich.
Did you know that honey is the only non-perishable food substance in the world? If your honey has crystallized or has turned cloudy, don’t throw it out! Simply pop it in the microwave on medium heat, for 30-second increments until it’s clear and smooth again. Now you’re ready to make a delicious PB & Honey sandwich!