Toddler diet series – Spinach corn sandwich – with expert review

Hi all!

This time, I have come up with an interesting, different and mouthwatering recipe. I am very sure and confident that this recipe is lip-smacking good and you will prepare this super easy dish very often.

Please don’t forget to read, Dr. Frieda’s comments and nutritional analysis about this delectable recipe. Also check her website, Let’s discuss nutrition to know anything and everything about health, diet and nutrition.

Ingredients : 

  1. Whole wheat bread – 4 slices 
  2. Corn – 1 cup 
  3. Spinach (cleaned and washed) – 1 cup 
  4. Salt – As required 
  5. Garlic – 5 flakes (finely chopped)
  6. Milk – 1 tablespoon
  7. Butter – 2 Tablespoons
  8. Cheese (shredded) – 1/2 cup 
  9. Pepper – As required 
  10. Corn flour (optional) –  2 teaspoons (for paste-like texture)
Spinach Corn Sandwich

Procedure : 

  1. Heat a large skillet and 1 tablespoon of butter. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic flakes, corn, salt and saute` for a couple of minutes. 
  2. Add the spinach, add more salt if required, pepper and saute` well. 
  3. Once the spinach is cooked, add the remaining butter, corn flour (if using),milk,shredded cheese and mix well. Cook until the mixture comes to a paste-like consistency. 
  4. Turn of the heat and spread the mixture on bread slices. 
  5. Place the bread slices on a sandwich-maker and enjoy when done.

Note : 

  1. Cheese slices can be added in addition to the shredded cheese for extra taste. 
  2. Some herbs can also be added in the sandwich mixture. 
  3. Corn and spinach is a great combo but parents can sneak in other veggies too.
  4. I have used whole wheat bread. Other healthy varieties of breads can also be used instead. 

Dr. Frieda Fontaine’s expert review for this recipe :

This recipe offers a great way to incorporate spinach into your toddler’s diet. Spinach is a highly nutritious vegetable. It contains nutrients that enhance eye health such as beta-carotene, lutein, and vitamin E. Including spinach in your toddler’s diet while they are very young can help keep their vision clear and bright as they grow older. 

If you have picky eaters, I recommend first introducing them to baby spinach whose leaves are tender, taste less bitter and have an overall more delicate flavor than regular spinach. Additionally, baby spinach comes conveniently cleaned and packaged in bags and doesn’t require chopping. This will save time for busy moms. 

Moreover, adding cheese and milk to the recipe supplies the much-needed calcium for healthy bones and teeth and adding corn provides a valuable source of vitamin A, folate, and potassium.

I hope you like this recipe. Please do try and let me know how your toddler liked it. Also write to info.mommyme@gmail.com should you have any questions. Alternatively, you can leave them in the comments too.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Mommy Me says:

      Thank you 😊

      Like

  2. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Mommy Me says:

      Welcome 🙏🏼

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