Lunchtime eye candy featuring kids` favorite food group
Dot the undersides of the apples with peanut butter "glue" to keep them in place
pear & avocado
Mash ½ ripe avocado in a bowl. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the avocado evenly on 2 slices of bread. Add a layer of thinly sliced Bosc or Asian pear to one of the slices. Cover with the other slice and press gently to adhere. Swap in pomegranate seeds for the pear, if you like.
strawberry & goat cheese
Split an English muffin and lightly toast the halves. Spread the cut side of the bottom half with softened goat cheese or plain whipped cream cheese. Top with a thin layer of strawberry jam, followed by a layer of thin strawberry slices. Cover with the top half of the muffin, jam side down, and press gently.
honey, almond butter & banana
Spread 2 slices of whole-wheat bread with almond butter or peanut butter. Top 1 bread slice with a drizzle of honey and a layer of banana slices. Cover with the other slice, butter side down, and press gently.
apple, cheddar & peanut butter
Split a focaccia square in half crosswise. Spread the cut side of 1 half with peanut butter. Top with a layer of Cheddar cheese slices and then a layer of thin apple slices. Cover with the other half, cut side down, and press gently.