As the long (and hopefully sunny) summer holidays approach, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only parent wondering how to fill those weeks at home. I’m always looking for fun, budget-tastic things to do to keep my little one entertained.
Thankfully his latest favourite thing is going on picnics. We went to one in Delamere Forest a few weeks ago and he’s talked of virtually nothing else since. The Delamere picnic was organised by Roberts Bakery in Cheshire, it was a grand day with storytelling and many, many excellent sandwiches, but sadly precious little sunshine.
While we were at the picnic we made lots of lovely, tasty sandwiches which we’ve made at home a few times since, our favourite was a healthy sausagey twist on the BLT, but what has been a big hit with both the big and small boys were the funky Nutty Nana sandwiches.
On the Delamere day the bread was helpfully cut into appropriate monkey face shapes, so trying to wonkily recreate these at home has been a fun challenge, I really must try and find a monkey cutter that’s up to the job!
We like the Nutty Nana especially as peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, especially for veggie types like me, with banana and the merest smear of honey it’s a lovely, fun sandwich, great for kids parties or picnics.
Nutty Nana Sandwiches
8 slices of Roberts 50% White 50% Wholemeal bread
2 small bananas
Crunchy peanut butter
A couple of teaspoons of runny honey
Cut four of the pieces of bread into the shape of a monkeys head, and the other four into oval shapes for the mouth (sandwich shaping is optional). Spread the monkey heads with peanut butter. Thinly slice the banana and place on top of the peanut butter (we used two slices for eyes and five slices for under the mouth). Put the monkeys mouth on and then drizzle a smile on with the honey.
It’s really fun and it’s really cute as well as being really tasty. It’s a healthy option too; Roberts Bakery’s 50% White 50% Wholemeal bread contains protein, complex carbohydrates, calcium, iron and B vitamins, as well as thiamin, niacin and riboflavin, as well as being a major source of fibre.
The Roberts Bakery 50 Days of Summer download pack is available from 20th June and daily ideas will be shared on their Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the holidays. Fingers crossed the sun shines!
Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Roberts Bakery, we have not been financially compensated for enjoying our picnic.
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