Stars and Stripes Sandwiches
Total Time:20 minutes
Celebrate the 4th of July with these easy and healthy festive eats!
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- Light cream cheese
- 3 slices of whole wheat bread
- Berry jam
- Thinly slice 1/2 cup strawberries. Cut all the raspberries in half. Slice the entire banana.
- Toast three slices of bread. Spread a layer of cream cheese over the top of each toasted slice.
- Form a star shape using five strawberry slices. Put the star in the middle of a toasted bread slice.
- Outline the strawberry star with cut raspberries.
- Fill up the rest of the toasted slice with blueberries.
- Cut off the top of a whole strawberry. Place it in the middle of the star.
- Cut banana slices in half across the middle. Lay the slices in a vertical row on the right-hand side of the second toasted bread slice.
- Make a row of cut raspberries next to the banana slices.
- Make a row of blueberries next to the raspberries.
- Continue making rows of banana slices, raspberries, and blueberries until the toasted slice is filled.
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- Make two horizontal lines of three blueberries in the upper left-hand corner of the last toasted bread slice.
- Make three horizontal lines of jam on the toast. Use a knife to make the lines even and thin. Make sure a line runs into the blueberries.
- Place cut raspberries on top of the lines of jam.
Serve with replacement fruit so that once kids eat the strawberry star, for example, they can replace it with a raspberry star, then a banana star, etc.
230 calories, 5 g. fat, 10 mg. cholesterol, 240 mg. sodium, 43 g. carbohydrate, 7 g. fiber, 4 g. protein