Flower sandwiches recipe

Published on: 09/29/2021
Flower shaped sandwiches

Flower sandwiches make plain sandwiches into something more fun for kids and therefore more appealing to eat!

Using a flower or star shaped cutter you can easily transform into something more special and attractive for kids. This blog will share the recipe, with instructions on how to make them along with a video.


Here’s what I included in this recipe; bread, ham, cream cheese, tomato and cucumber. However the fillings could also be adjusted to suit tiny tastes. Some other suggestions include hommous, tuna, cheese, shredded chicken or cooked egg.

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Recipe FAQ

What ingredients can i swap out?

This is a very versatile recipe so you can play around with different fillings and as well as the type of bread. White bread is the easiest to use as it cuts easily but you could also try seeded, wholemeal or even pitta bread.

How do I serve flower sandwiches?

They are served cold and can be served as a snack or for lunch as a bigger portion. Portion sizes will vary depending on the age of your child.

How easy is it to make? 

They are very easy and quick to make. They also make a great activity to encourage your child to try new foods if you are struggling with particular foods.

How do I store?

They can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a day.

What age are they suitable for?

They are suitable from around 10 months. I would ensure that the tomato is cut small enough for under 5 years to ensure they are not a choking hazard. I would ensure they are cut into quarters.

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Penelope Henderson BSc, MSc, RNutr Registered Nutritionist specializing in children’s nutrition and responsive feeding therapy.

She provides 1 : 1 consultations on fussy eating, weaning or other healthy eating support. Media and brand collaboration to educate and support parents to feel confident in how and what to feed their child when fussy eating or nutrition issues occur. So you can relax knowing your child is eating more variety and you can enjoy family mealtimes together.

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