The longer our family maintains the goal of making half our diet fruits and vegetables, the more I’m convinced it’s the perfect way to eat. It’s not complicated, it doesn’t restrict our other dietary choices and I know that my kids are getting a great balance of protein, fat, carbs, fiber, sugars, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and whatever else science discovers next. We can know we are already eating it!
Today, we decided to use cucumbers to make this snack 50% fruits and vegetables! Cucumbers are a great food to include in your kids diet. Cucumbers can usually be found very inexpensively, and they have such a sweet mild flavor, most kids will accept them.
So we sliced up some cucumbers and then assembled our sandwiches using:
- Spreadable cheese, like laughing cow Cheese or cream cheese
- Slices of cheddar Cheese
- Slices of deli meat
- Circles of toasted bread
- Slices of Tomatoes
Best part about this snack: total prep time: under 4 minutes!
I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.Learn More about Natalie