Running low on new lunch ideas for your kids? Transform a breakfast favorite into a fun lunch that kids love with this easy and healthy waffle sandwich recipe from Amy Klein.
Klein specializes in finding fresh ways to serve kids healthy foods; she's the executive chef of Revolution Foods, a San Francisco Bay area company that is bringing nutritious lunches to more than 100,000 kids a day across the country.
Keep reading for the recipe.
A little advice from Klein: "Break the lunchroom routine and be a hero with this easy-to-make variation on a kid classic. Use whole-wheat waffles from the freezer aisle and real maple syrup. This sandwich strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savory!"
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 1⁄2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
8 frozen whole-wheat waffles
4 slices Swiss cheese
8 ounces roast turkey slices
4 lettuce leaves
- Toast waffles.
- Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl, and spread then spread the mixture evenly over one side of each waffle.
- Layer 1 cheese slice, 2 ounces turkey, and 1 lettuce leaf on each of 4 waffles; top with remaining waffles.
Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her cookbook, Real Family Food, features this and other delicious family-friendly recipes, as well as simple tips for bringing your family together around the table and a strategy for meal planning, budgeting, and shopping.
- Pancakes/Waffles, Breakfast/Brunch