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Lunch Faces

Have you seen those new whole wheat sandwich thins?  It’s a round slice of extra thin bread, perfect for making sandwich faces or even mini lunch pizza’s!  I had my niece and nephew over for lunch yesterday, so that is what we made.  My niece had a fun time making them, but she actually didn’t eat any of the faces she made.LOL.  BUT, you could do the same thing with veggies that your kids do like, I just didn’t know what she likes and what she doesn’t.

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For your Sandwich faces include:

  • Shredded lettuce or carrots for hair
  • Eggs, olives, peas, peppers, or carrots for eyes
  • Peppers, tomatoes, pickles, or relish for a mouth.
  • Hummus, low fat mayo, light cream cheese, or mustard for a spread.

The Benefits of giving your kids 100% whole wheat bread vs. white bread!

  • Their blood sugar doesn’t take a roller coaster ride!
  • The carbs are matched with fiber, protein, and vitamins for a more complete meal!
  • Studies show people who eat whole grains are less likely to be overweight.
  • The bran and germ include Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and E
  • The bran and germ also has folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron and fiber!  All lost during refining to white!
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We always have whole wheat bread around here.  And that’s why it’s a little embarrassing how excited my kids get at church when they are serving up white bread for the sacrament.  They start whispering to each other.. “It’s WHITE BREAD!!” and literally savor their tiny little portion.

Have you made the switch to whole wheat bread?



12 Comments

Adorable! I love the egg eyes–my kids will love those. Great way to get in more protein since my kids are carb-crazy.

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I made the switch from Wonderbread to wheat when I married my husband, so all of our kids like wheat bread. They act the same way yours do with the sacrament bread and when we go to Grandma’s house.

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Mary

My kids wouldn’t eat whole wheat bread until I started making my own. There is just something special about home made and it is easy too.

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My poor kiddos don’t even know what white bread is. We made the switch when we got married and I like wheat bread a billion times better now. Can’t wait to do these little sandwiches with the little ones.

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My kids LOVE face lunches and it really saves me when we don’t have a lot on hand or things that typically “go” together. We usually skip the bread all together and just use the place as the face though. Like this: http://blog.lifeinmotionphotography.com/oneframeaday/2011/01/light-lunch-today-trying-to-get-a-handle-on-things-and-get-teagan-back-on-track-with-good-eating-good-home-therapy-and-lo.html

Here is another great post on making face lunches: http://thecreativemama.com/facing-lunch/

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oh you KNOW we do whole wheat around this house! and not at my coaxing, but our ward even uses whole wheat bread for the sacrament!

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Cute! I love your neice’s face. We’ll have to try these round ones!

My kids don’t even know what white bread is! I grew up on wheat myself so that’s just naturally what we use (I remember ordering a sandwich in 1st grade for a field trip, and I was the only kid in the whole 1st grade who had wheat bread! That was the first time I knew there was a difference!). My husband grew up on white so it took some experimenting to find a kind he would eat. We use the Sara Lee Soft and Smooth wheat bread. It’s got the texture of white but is wheat. Yummy! Then, he read somewhere about the benefits of wheat bread and hasn’t hassled me since!

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