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Healthy Waffle Sandwich

Lunch Twist: Kid-Friendly Waffle Sandwich

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.

Turkey and Cheese Waffle Sandwich

Turkey and Cheese Waffle Sandwich

Notes

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!"

Healthy Waffle Sandwich

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Toast waffles.
  2. Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl, and spread then spread the mixture evenly over one side of each waffle.
  3. Layer 1 cheese slice, 2 ounces turkey, and 1 lettuce leaf on each of 4 waffles; top with remaining waffles.
Source: Jim Bathie

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.

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