Apple, Almond, and Cheddar Sandwich

This recipe is a great twist on one of the lunch ideas we featured in yesterday’s blog. You could easily swap out the cheese and/or the deli meat to your kids’ liking. Feel free to play around with it and let us know your favorite version!

Photo courtesy of Cooking Light


  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 2  whole-wheat bread slices (We like Ezekiel bread!)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced apple
  • 1 thin slice sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ounce lower-sodium deli ham
  • 1 romaine lettuce leaf (Try kale if your child’s palate approves!)


  1. Spread half of almond butter on one side of each bread slice. Layer one slice with apple, cheddar, ham, and lettuce. Top with remaining bread slice, almond butter side down.


The recipe and photo used in this post were courtesy of Cooking Light. To see the originally posted recipe please click here.

Likable Lunches: Citibabes' Style

Need nutritious ideas for likable lunches? Here are some flavor favorites you can add to your child’s springtime lunch box: remember exposure to new flavors and textures are key to increasing your child’s nutritional repertoire.

If you have a picky eater, introduce one new flavor with other favorite lunch foods.

* Whole-wheat wrap with thinly sliced fresh roast beef with thin layer of olive tapenade and an apple.

* Sushi bowl: Rice in a bowl with edamame, baked terrakyi tofu cubes, fresh corn and side of pickled ginger or cucumber slices.

* Whole grain sandwich with Cheddar, hummus, grilled red peppers, spring lettuce on whole grain bread with side of mini heirloom tomatoes.


To read more on likable lunches head over to Citibabes to read the rest of Laura’s article by clicking here.