Play with your food: Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich

 This post and lunch idea, Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich,  is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Brownberry Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread.

One thing I’ve really loved about virtual school this year is the little moments I have with the kids, like preparing lunches together. More time in the kitchen has helped them explore new food options and get more confident preparing their own creations.

That’s why we were excited when Babbleboxx sent us a fun package to help us prepare meals together with Brownberry Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread.

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It’s perfect for picky eaters because it has a soft, smooth texture that provides great nutrition for kids. Plus, my girls say it tastes great.  And, what kid doesn’t get excited about Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse?

This bread is USDA Organic, plant-based and a good source of vitamins A, D and E. It’s also sustainably baked using renewable wind energy (we love seeing those giant wind turbines!). 

I’ve discovered that preparing food together and “playing” with our food has helped my kids try healthier choices. One of Eve’s favorite lunches is avocado toast. This weekend we made a playful twist – a “Ladybug on Grass” open faced avocado sandwich.

To make it, we started with Brownberry Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread, toasted and  topped with reduced fat provolone or mozzarella. To form the “grass,” we spread about 2 Tablespoons of mashed avocado on top evenly.

For the “ladybug,”  I cut a thin slice of tomato, from the rounded side of tomato. Then, I sliced it in half and spread apart slightly, to form a “v” gap between the two halves.

Next, I cut a black olive in half lengthwise, then sliced one of the halves in half gain – this time in the opposite direction, to form the “head.” Using the rest of the olive, I cut small pieces to create the ladybug spots on the tomato. We placed them directly on the tomato, but you can use reduced-fat cream cheese to help it adhere if you plan to transport your lunch in a lunchbox.

That’s it – lunch is complete! Serve it up with fruit and a glass of milk.The verdict? Simple enough for a busy weekday lunch at home, and Eve said it was “amazing!”

Would your kids like to eat a ladybug on grass? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Then, be sure to check out my roundup of free printable lunchbox notes!Matilda Jane July 2017 Back To School Release with FREE coordinating Positive Lunchbox Notes


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