Now that summer’s here, our entire family’s been craving fresh meals full of fruit and vegetables. When heat waves come and go, no one likes to get too busy in the kitchen! Why boil over a hot stove when you can whip up something cool and healthy? Open-faced sandwiches are a unique lunch option, and there are so many great ways to make them extra fun for the kids, like with this Ladybug sandwich.
Cooking with toddlers is no easy feat. Today, I present to you my Lady Bug Open-Faced Sandwich. It’s cute, healthy, and really tasty! I know kids can get picky. That’s why I decided to include some kid-favorites in it like cheese and pretzels.
These sandwiches are also great to serve during slumber parties and garden parties. I am in love with how they came out!
Lady Bug Open-Faced Sandwich
Yields: 1 ladybug Open-Faced Sandwich
Ingredients You Need:
1 slice of bread, toasted
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2 slices American cheese
Half of one tomato
3-4 black olives (pitted, preferably)
2 small pretzel sticks
Start by spreading mayonnaise on your toast and top that with cheese slices.
Next, cut the tomato half in two and place the tomato slices on top of the cheese, with a small gap in-between each tomato slice to form the top of the ladybug.
Then, cut your olives in small pieces but leave one whole. Place the halves on random spots of your tomato, “gluing” them on with mayonnaise.
Once your ladybug’s body is formed, snap your pretzel sticks into thirds and place the pieces around the body of your ladybug as it’s legs.
Lastly, place your remaining whole olive at the top of the ladybug’s body. This will act as your lady bug’s head.
That is it, a simple and adorable lunchtime idea that your kids are sure to love! These open-faced sandwiches are such a great idea for birthday parties and the themes that they can be made into are endless!