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Snack recipe for kids: Carrot and cheese sandwich

two kids sitting at a white square table eating small sandwiches

Parents and caregivers are always looking for new and interesting recipes as snack ideas for their children. One of the recipes that we use at many of our programs is a “carrot and cheese” sandwich. This is a “nutrient rich” snack meaning that it provides a lot of nutrients. By making this snack you are actually using three of the four food groups which follows our recommendations of using two to three food groups for children’s snacks.

Children and their parents usually love carrot and cheese sandwiches.  The colourful blend of the yellow cheese and orange carrots appeal to young children.

You can also make these sandwiches even more interesting by cutting them into different shapes such as triangles, rectangles, use a cookie cutter and make a face and even better – your children can also help. Try this recipe, enjoy it and share it.

Carrot & Cheese Sandwich:


4 slices Whole grain bread 100% 4
¼ cup Carrots, shredded, 60mL
¼ cup Cheddar cheese, low fat, shredded, chopped 60mL
3 tbsp Mayonnaise, low fat 45mL


  1. Put shredded carrots and shredded cheese in a medium bowl.
  2. Add mayonnaise and mix all ingredients well.
  3. Spread cheese mixture on one slice of bread and cover with another then cut into shape.

Makes 4 servings

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  • Toronto Public Health via eChat or call 416-338-7600
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Nutrition Information
Per serving:  110 calories, 3 g fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans-fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 5 g fibre, 2 g sugar, 6 g protein, 2% DV calcium, 4% DV iron.

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