Butterfly sandwich bites are a great way to add fruit and vegetables to the plate. These simple kid-friendly sandwich combos make lunchtime fun. These sandwiches make the lunchbox packing and picnics a little more exciting.
Kids will Love these Butterfly Sandwich Bites
Butterfly Bites not only brighten up the lunchbox and fill it with delicious bites, they also make the perfect serve of creativity for picnic packing with the kiddos.
Butterfly bites is a colorful and creative way to add extra fruits and veggies to the lunch or snack plate! These delicious and easy sandwiches include cucumbers, celery and grape tomatoes. Of course we like to serve them with flower shaped fruit pieces because every butterfly loves a good flower patch.
This is a healthy, but fun lunch option that will make lunch both memorable and delicious!
Here’s the simple steps to follow with, or for, the kids in your life…
- 4 slices of honey wheat bread
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon yogurt based ranch dressing
- 1 tablespoon finely shredded or chopped carrots
- Small heart shaped cookie cutter or large heart fondant cutter
- A mini heart shaped fondant cutter
- Cucumber, sliced thin
- Golden grape tomatoes
Cut the bread into hearts using the small cookie cutter (or, large fondant cutter) so that you have 8 small hearts.
Mix the whipped cream cheese, ranch dressing and chopped carrots together to create the spread.
Spread the ranch-flavored mixture onto four of the hearts.
Use the mini fondant heart shaped cutter to cut out the center of the four remaining larger hearts.
Place a thin slice of cucumber onto the top of each ranch-flavored, cream cheese covered heart & top it with the open-heart piece of bread. Place two heart sandwiches together at their points to create butterfly wings.
Cut a thin slice of celery to act as the center of the butterfly. With the tip of the knife cut a slit at the bottom of the grape tomato so that the celery will insert easier into the tomato. Cut two slivers of celery to serve as antennae. Cut two slits on the top of the tomato & insert the antennae.
Optional: Using a mini fondant cutter in the shape of a flower, cut flower shapes out of cantaloupe, watermelon and/or honey dew melon.
Story and a Snack: Butterfly bites are a great to make and eat while reading a story book. You can visit your local library, pull out books that include butterflies and enjoy a crafted snack together. It’s all about maximizing time and memories!
Two of our family favorites includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar written and illustrated by Eric Carle; and Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
More Food Fun: Oh the food fund is endless! After you’ve made a butterfly, or before, you may want to make a caterpillar. Here is my version of a caterpillar sandwich. It’s filled with bananas and my delicious spread. Follow the link below and find out how I assembled all of this yum.