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Toddler meal: caprese sandwich w/ basil pesto

Toddlers, bigs kids & adults alike LOVE this sandwich. I call this a "lazy mom" meal because it is so quick and easy to make! But nothing about this sandwich tastes lazy. Plus... did you know that two tablespoons of dried basil has the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk?!  TRUTH. 

(I use fresh in this recipe, the calcium content is slightly lower because of the water content but still very high in Calcium!) 

time: 

10 minutes

serving: 

4-6 servings

ingredients:

  • 1 tomato

  • burrata cheese (the mozzarella in water)

  • ciabatta loaf

  • 3 cups basil

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/2 cup parmesan

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • salt & pepper to taste

instruction:

  1. slice ciabatta loaf into desired sandwich size

  2. slice tomatoes & burrata into rounds, layer on top of one of your ciabatta slices. (recommended: 1 piece burrito & tomato per 1/2 sandwich)

  3. put the basil, garlic, parmesan, salt, pepper & olive oil into a small food processor or blender. Pulse until you reach the desired consistency

  4. spread 1 tablespoon of pesto per half sandwich

  5. SERVE with berries/fruit on the side!

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR OTHER TODDLER, BIG KID & FAMILY MEALS:

 

GARBANZO BEAN & VEGGIE SOUP   

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