Three super sandwich fillings
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These three delicious sandwich fillings make a nice change to cheese and pickle! What's great is they can be adapted for any babies you have dining with you
- Poached trout with watercress dressing
- 1 x bayleaf
- 2 x peppercorns
- 2 x Sainsbury’s fresh trout fillets (approx 400g)
- 25g Sainsbury’s fresh watercress leaves
- 4 tbsp natural yogurt
- a little lemon juice, to taste
- fresh lettuce leaves, optional
- 7-8 slices of fresh bread of your choice
- Griddled red pepper, courgette, cottage cheese and herb rolls
- 1 red pepper
- 2 medium courgettes
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp Sainsbury’s cottage cheese
- 1 tbsp fresh, finely chopped herbs
- 4 fresh bread rolls (1 for each parent, ½ - ¾ for each toddler and some for baby
- Pink coleslaw with chicken
- 3 small Sainsbury’s vacuum-packed, cooked beetroot in natural juices
- 3 carrots, peeled
- handful sunflower seeds
- handful dried fruit such as cranberries, blueberries, sultanas, raisins
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tsp natural yogurt
- 2 cooked, free-range chicken thighs, shredded into small pieces or 160g pack Sainsbury’s chargrilled cooked chicken slices
- 4 wholemeal pitta breads (1 large pitta for each adult, half a pitta for each toddler and a few pitta sticks for the baby, depending on the age)
TipFor babies: blend together a couple of spoonfuls of the beetroot and carrot mixture with the dried fruit (without the seeds) add a little chicken and purée.
Poached trout with watercress dressing: Pour about 5cm water into a pan, add the bayleaf and peppercorns and bring to the boil. Add the trout and bring back to a simmer, turn the heat off and leave covered for 10 mins. Take the fish out of the pan and leave to cool. Flake the fish into a bowl and very carefully check for and remove any bones. Finely chop the watercress and mix with the yogurt and lemon juice. Make up the sandwiches with the trout, lettuce, if using, and watercress dressing. For toddlers - cut the sandwich into small pieces. For babies - purée some trout with a little yogurt and watercress and mix with baby rice, rice or couscous or serve with fingers of bread for your baby to chew, depending on their age.
Griddled red pepper, courgette, cottage cheese and herb rolls: Cut the pepper in half, scoop out the seeds and cut the flesh into pieces. Trim the courgettes and cut into long slices and put both the peppers and courgettes into a bowl with the oil so they are coated. Heat a griddle pan and cook the pepper and courgette until soft and slightly charred. Mix together the cottage cheese and herbs. Fill the rolls with the vegetable mixture and the herby cheese and cut to make sandwiches. For toddlers – you might like to chop the pepper and courgette into small pieces first to make them easier to eat. For babies – purée a little pepper and courgette and mix with baby rice or serve with fingers of soft bread.
Pink coleslaw with chicken: Grate the beetroot and carrot and mix in a bowl with the seeds and dried fruit. Mix together the mayonnaise and yogurt and stir through the salad. Cut the pitta in half to make small pockets, fill the pockets with the salad and some bits of chicken and serve. For toddlers – cut the filled pitta in half before serving, it may be messy to eat but they’ll enjoy picking up the bits and pieces with their fingers.