Now J is a picky eater for lunch he has to have “Cheese spread sandwich, cut in 3, 2 squeeze yogurts and banana” and that is it every single day – day in day out. But we’re taking advice from the facebook friends and getting him to make his own lunch – using Kingsmill fun lunch book, Rainy Day Dad and myself set to make some sandwiches with him for him to eat and for him to make for us and his grandparents.
We choose two recipes from the book and for the first one I set up and sandwich making station for him as it was very toddler friendly.
He loved it, he made T’s and his lunch adding jam, pear (although he thought it was apple and I didn’t disagree as I know he will eat apple). He presented the sandwich to T and was really pleased that he had made the sandwiches himself.
The other sandwich we chose from the book was a Mexican Surprise. It was something that we knew Rainy Day Dad and myself would enjoy – little did we think that J would actually try the sandwich. The first part of it called for coating the chicken with fajita seasoning. As J and Rainy Day Dad were going to make this we used one of our favourite Zip lock bags and J and Daddy shook the chicken and spice together.
Rainy Day Dad then did the stove top cooking – I’m still reluctant to let J help on the work surface level as we only have a chair for him to stand on and I worry about safety with that.
We said to J that he was making his sandwich for Daddy to have at lunch time and Rainy Day Dad and him set about making it. I put all the ingredients out in a Sandwich Making Station as before with the recipe card that I had printed out and then they set about making it. Little did I realise that giving him the independence would mean that once the sandwich was made he would want to eat it as well.
I was amazed at the fact that J ate the sandwiches especially as he is such a picky eater, but our sandwich station I think this is the way to go. If you would like to try some of the recipes you can see the recipe book on the Kingsmill website now using this link, or download it directly by clicking here. Oh and this is what the sandwiches look like when Rainy Day Dad makes them after J has finished for his own lunch.
Disclaimer – this is a sponsored post, we received all of the ingredients to make the sandwiches but the writing is our own and our own opinions.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.