Monday, July 20, 2009

tea sandwiches

I'm headed to England tonight and in honor of my trip I thought I would tell you about the wonder that is a tea sandwich. Pepperidge Farms thin sliced bread is perfect for toddler sandwiches. It's just thin enough that they can actually get 2 pieces + filling in their mouth in one bite. Our favorite sandwich is filled with veggie cream cheese... it's high in fat and actually has nutrients. You can buy the cream cheese ready made, or make your own.
Making your own is super easy. Start with the veggies of your choice. I use whatever I have on hand but peppers, broccoli and carrots all work very well. Process about 1/4 cup of veggies in the food processor until it's very finely chopped and then add about 1/2-1 cup of full fat cream cheese. Process it until it's mixed and enjoy! It keeps for about a week in the fridge and it makes a great sandwich for on the go (it's much easier to eat than PB&J). You could also add fruit to the cream cheese to make a sweet treat.


  1. I think I came across your blog when I was searching for NIDO. My boys are underweight and the smaller one weights just 17 pounds at 13 months. I am running short of ideas on what to feed them .. Just started adding NIDO to their bottle of milk but he just has 4 oz. Do you have any more suggestions ? Thanks so much ..

  2. Ivory, I'm just curious, have you tried the RX Periactin? We just got back from our follow up nutrition appt and they gave us an RX for this. One of the "side effects" is that it makes people gain weight since it increases their appetite. Hmmmm