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Sandwich Fillings

As you may recall Babybear has enjoyed tuna mayonnaise sandwiches in the past, the only downside of which was that she honked rather badly of fish until it came to bath time.

She also likes hummous sandwiches, cheese sandwiches and controversially, hummous and cheese sandwiches. I'd also highly recommend mixing grated carrot with hummous as it holds together nicely. If I'm making these for myself I'd drop some sultanas into it but I haven't done that for Babybear yet as I'm wondering if disguising secret choking hazards in hummous is the way to go. It will probably be fine, really, as Babybear has yet to eat a sandwich without fully dismantling it first, smushing the filling into her face and then addressing the slices of bread. Ham is a trickier option, given her technique as it has a tendency to stick to the bread.

She also enjoys avocado but it's not convenient to take out with us as it goes brown which I personally find aesthetically unappealing. Philadelphia is good, but a little boring I think.

So…anyone else? There must be loads that I'm just not thinking of.

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9 Responses to “Sandwich Fillings”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mr Moomin has ham every day. It's hopeless. There must be some really interesting sandwich fillings. Surely…
    Minky will be starting wheat at 10 months (just 3 days to go…!) and I'm looking forward to sharing packed lunches with ham sandwiches.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Eggy bread hmmmm yum !
    Not strictly a sandwich filling but was at Mums yesterday and she was quizzing me about what Euey eats (I'm off for a girly weekend in prague and shes having the rugrats while DH is at work) she suggested eggy bread and prompty whipped some up
    Well I dont know who was more pleased Euey at getting a new food or me at rediscovering a childhood favourite!

  3. Anonymous says:

    * egg mayonnaise?
    * add grated carrot to…mayo for coleslaw-type-thingy…or houmous!
    * mashed avocado
    * i know it might be carb overkill, but when angelcake showed me in no uncertain terms that she did not like sweet potato, i discovered it was delicious squished on toast with cream cheese :o)

  4. Anonymous says:

    oops sorry…mummy brain and left too long between reading the article and replying!!
    would avocado keep better if mixed with a little lemon or lime juice?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Thell, that does help, but it still goes an alarming shade. i tried her with a ham sandwich yesterday. She ate the bread and chucked, despite my new testament protestations that Babybear cannot live on bread alone.
    And if you think that sweet potato on bread is bad (and it is…) then might i remind you of my habit of eating leftover risotto on buttered crusty white bread? My carbaholism knows very few bounds.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Do you like chip butties and tattie scone rolls? They are pure carb overload but great for a frosty morning – not for babies though! Only danger mums.

  7. Anonymous says:

    i'm more a fried egg and potato scone girl, as the staff of Partick's 1950's-themed cafes know only too well. Must go back there soon, Morv… this Wednesday?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cold risotto on bread…yummy.
    How about roasted veg (any) and cream cheese; banana, avocado and cream cheese – does go a slightly yucky brown tho; banana and marscapone on malt bread (are they allowed that?)… there is a bit of a cream cheese theme but otherwise it all plops out. Dhal in mini pittas? With a little blob of raita-esque yoghurt, mint and cucumber? You can also make hummous-inspired glop with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and pretty much any pulses -butter beans or cannellini beans prob best- just mash 'em up.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Excellent, Loll. Keep those ideas coming…

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