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Sandwich Recipes for Picky Eaters

  • China Chong

    Try these delicious, fast, and easy recipes from Jamie and Bobby Deen, sons of celebrity cook Paula Deen. The brothers dish on what makes each recipe a meal even the pickiest kids will love:

    Recipes courtesy of Ballantine Books,The Deen Bros Take It Easy
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  • FotoosVanRobin

    Extra-Special Grilled Cheese Toasts with Tomato
    "We've never met a kid who doesn't love grilled cheese—with extra-gooey cheese, please! We like to slip in some tomato, too, which some kids won't eat otherwise."

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    Cheesy Cinnamon Toast
    "Mama used to make us cheese toasts and cinnamon toasts for breakfast. We started to play with that for Jack (Jamie's son), and came up with these tasty cream cheese sandwiches sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The cream cheese adds protein, so they're heartier than your average serving of cinnamon toast."

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  • daniman

    Cheesy Quesadillas with Avocado
    "Brooke (Jamie's wife) is a huge Mexican food fan. And since quesadillas are pretty much Mexican grilled cheese, we make them just to give Jack a little variety, and use them as an opportunity to get a little avocado (which is chock full of vitamins and has more potassium than a banana) into his diet."

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    Pan Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
    "Unless you're Jamie Deen, you probably need to have a kid around to make yourself one of these melty, divine sandwiches. Add banana instead of jam and you've got yourself Elvis's favorite sandwich."

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  • Jamie and Bobby Dean for the Grain Foods Foundation

    Super Crunchy Kids Sandwich
    "Packed with protein, sweetness and crunch, this recipe will satisfy all kids—big and small!"

    View Crunchy Super Kid's Sandwich with Peanut Butter and Banana

  • yoppy

    Chicken Nuggets with Honey-Lemon Dipping Sauce
    "Chicken nuggets are so yummy and fun to eat—what kid doesn't beg for them for dinner? We make our own using white meat chicken coated in cornflakes with a little honey-lemon sauce for dipping—it's a healthier alternative to what you get handed to you through your car window."

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