After my experiment with adding a vegetable with cheese to create a sandwich mixture turned into a successful green grilled cheese (check out the comment section over there–a lot of readers have tried the green grilled cheese with their kiddos and they loved it), I realized that I could use this concept with other vegetables and other cheeses. Meghan loves sandwiches, and what a great way to get extra veggies in her.
I don’t want to give you the impression that I’m all about hiding vegetables in my kid’s food. That’s not really my thang. What I do know, however, is that according to Ruth Yaron, author of Super Baby Foods, our children should be getting 4-6 servings of vegetables every day, including at least one serving from the “super green” group. So even if we present a number of vegetables to our children in their fresh, natural form, they still may not be getting as much as they should. So I add them to sandwiches and I’m not going to feel bad about it.
For this one I used some cream cheese and cooked broccoli. Add a few spices and you’ve got yourself a simple, tasty sandwich spread that would also be great as a spread for crackers or as a dip for chips or fresh vegetables. While a cream cheese sandwich doesn’t really appeal to me the way it did for Meghan, I found myself using the spread as a dip for my baby carrots and loving it.
I learned my lesson with the green grilled cheese and let Meghan be my helper. She wanted to eat the cream cheese straight from package. Confession: I let her.Print
Broccoli and Cream Cheese Sammy
A delicious and kid approved way of getting some extra veggies into your diet
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
- Category: Sandwich
- Cuisine: American
- 2 ounces organic cream cheese
- 1/2 cup (mine was overflowing) of cooked broccoli
- 1/4 teaspoon tarragon
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 slices of whole grain bread
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 314
- Sugar: 3.5g
- Sodium: 114mg
- Fat: 12.5g
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Protein: 11.5g
Keywords: vegetable sandwich
Meghan loved this and gobbled it up.
Since she had a green smoothie with spinach for breakfast, she had more than her requirement of the super green veggies for the day. Whew!
Question: Do your kids get 4-6 servings of vegetables a day? If you don’t have kids, do YOU get enough veggies?