I don’t know about you, but I find it ever so easy to get stuck in a rut with the children’s lunches; sticking to what I know they will eat to prevent tantrums and just to make my life that little bit easier. Then I remember that this makes life boring so I try and change it up a bit. We made salmon paste last week, which we hadn’t done for an age, and it was very well received. This week I decided we would try something completely new with Atticus and Ophelia to mark British Sandwich Week 2018. I have been looking at summer salad recipes and I kept on coming back to the Waldorf salad. The kids love apples and grapes and walnuts so I thought we could create something there.
Atticus and Ophelia loved making this and both got completely involved, probably due to all the mixing fun. It worked well as a sandwich filler although mine preferred to eat it out of the small tubs with spoons rather than eat the bread too. I think in future I may well let them have it with crackers and breadsticks for a fun create your own lunch.
- 2 small apples
- Juice of half a lemon
- 10 grapes
- 1 spring onion
- a couple of child-sized handfuls of raisins
- a couple of child-sized handfuls of walnuts
- 2tsbp Greek-style natural yoghurt
- 2tbsp cream cheese
- 2tbsp ricotta
- 1tsp rosemary
- 1/8tsp mustard powder
- 1/8tsp cumin
- Grate the apple and put it in a bowl. Add the lemon juice to prevent it from going brown.
- Slice the grapes into quarters using a table knife and add to the bowl and mix.
- Cut the spring onion either using scissors or a table knife and add to the bowl and mix.
- Add the raisins and walnuts (chop into pieces if not already chopped) and mix.
- Add the yoghurt, cream cheese, ricotta, rosemary, mustard powder, cumin and seasoning and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Store in the fridge until ready to use.