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Apple Sandwiches {An Old Favourite}

Apple Sandwiches | Mama Papa BubbaI’ve been making these fun and easy apple sandwiches for Miss G for a long time now (we didn’t follow the usual no nuts until the age of 2 rule) and they’ve always been a total hit.  And because we load ours up with all kinds of healthful fillings, they make a perfect breakfast or even lunch!

IMG 8812You certainly don’t need all of these things, but since we almost always have them all on hand and Miss G enjoys the variety, we usually go for it.  In today’s lineup was peanut butter, almond butter, and a pink lady apple, plus unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, old-fashioned oats, sunflower seeds, and hemp hearts. Also needed is a sharp knife and small cookie cutter of some sort (though you can do without if needed).

IMG 8814Apple sandwiches are really so simple to throw together that I’m sure instructions aren’t needed, but this is how we normally make ours…  First off, I slice them up quite thinly.  We usually get 8 or 9 slices (not including the 2 end pieces) per apple.  Then we separate them into two piles – one where the seeds have to be cut out, and the other where there really aren’t any seeds at all.

IMG 8815Next, we use our small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the centres out of the seedy slices. You can use an apple corer or a sharp knife to the trick too.  These pieces will become the sandwich tops.

IMG 8816On to the bottoms!  Since these really don’t have any seeds, there’s no cookie cutter needed.  Just slather them with your favourite nut butter…

IMG 8817And have your munchkin sprinkle them with the toppings of his or her choice.  

IMG 8823Then pop the tops  on and you’ve got a yummy snack or meal ready for your little one (or you!) to gobble up!


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Mini Fruit Skewers

Today, after a trip to our fruit and vegetable market, Grae and I came home and put together some fun mini fruit skewers.  We washed the fruit together, I did the chopping, and Gracen did the assembling.  Grae had a ton of fun poking the fruit pieces onto the toothpicks and sliding them along to make room for more. As she created her snack masterpieces, she counted the pieces and named the fruits in her singsongy voice, adding each skewer to the plate when finished.

IMG 9569IMG 9570IMG 9572IMG 9577IMG 9580IMG 9582Now although we could have just mixed up our chopped fruit and eaten it as fruit salad, everything is better on skewers, right? Not to mention, making them was the best part – just look at that proud little face. Plus, they’d be great finger snacks for a play date or party… Or just as dessert for a mama and a babe. ☺

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