Summer's the perfect time to spin the globe and help your kids discover new tastes. Need an easy starting point? Try sandwiches.
Look to your own heritage or local neighborhoods for inspiration. Let kids try making their own flatbread, plan a field trip to an ethnic grocer or check out the deli case at your local market.
"It's really fun to learn about and embrace other cultures through food," says #174istered dietitian Connie Evers. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Celebrate England with finger sandwiches traditionally served for high tea. Combine sliced cucumbers and cream cheese, make egg salad or ham salad, or pile sprouts onto vegetable cream cheese. Remove the crusts and cut sandwiches into four triangles. Serve with iced sweet tea.
Popular throughout Latin America and Spain, these savory, meat-stuffed pastry pockets are easy and fun to eat. Make your own by cutting piecrust or sheets of thawed puff pastry into circles. Fill with taco or fajita-seasoned chicken or beef, cheese and chopped green olives. Fold circles in half, crimp edges and bake.
Traditionally wrapped in thin rice pancakes, sweetly sauced mu shu pork and its exotic ingredients can be adapted for a quick American lunch. Drizzle hoisin sauce across shredded pork or chicken on a warm flour tortilla. Add julienned snow peas and shredded carrots.
Try a Warm Flatbread Recipe
1. Place 1 flatbread or whole-wheat tortilla on a griddle. Warm each side.
2. Spread chicken salad on the chapati, or flatbread.
3. Add sliced grapes or raisins.
4. Sprinkle mild yellow cury on top
Wrap up & enjoy!
Find more flatbread recipes at bhg.com.
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