There’s no better way to start a healthy lunch than with a big, happy smile! Sliced Lil Snappers make the perfect smile on these open-face sandwiches, which are a great, healthy way to bring that little creative genius to the table.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lil Snapper Kid Size Apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • Extras for nose, eyes and hair: Blueberries, raisins, pretzel sticks, coconut, nuts, etc.
  • Round cookie cutters (approximately 1.5” to 2”, and 3.5”)

Preparation:

Once apple has been cored and sliced, slice wedges once again (to get a thinner wedge). Then, using a 1.5” to 2” round cutter, trim the inner part of each wedge, if desired, to create a more pronounced “smile” shape. Using an approximate 3.5” round cookie cutter, cut bread slice into a round. Spread peanut butter evenly over round of bread. Position thin wedge of apple as “mouth” of the face. Add eyes, nose and hair, using the items you chose!

Note:

These apple smile sandwiches make a great lunch for larger groups. Simply cut rounds of bread, and serve alongside cups of peanut butter and other fixings, and let your little Picassos go to town. Also, you will have extra wedges to serve alongside sandwich.

Makes one open-faced sandwich (with remainder of apple served alongside)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

Calories 301 (32% from fat); Fat 10.7g (sat 2g, poly 3.6g, mono 4.4g);

Protein 8g; Carbohydrates 47.5g; Fiber 6.9g; Sugar 14.8g; Cholesterol 0mg;

Recipe provided by USDA MyPlate Kids Partner Group member: Stemilt Growers