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Toddler Pinwheels

My son is very fond of his usual meal, which consists of 1 slice of wheat bread, 1-2 pieces of lunch meat, 1 slice of cheese, and fruit or veggie. I have been trying to mix it up a bit for him with different versions of this meal because it seems that other meats he does not care for as much as lunch meat.

I decided I would use a few different ingredients and make him pinwheels to give him a different version of his favorite foods.

I used fajita size tortilla’s. I placed the tortilla on a plate and spread a layer of cream cheese on it. Then, I added 3 pieces of lunch meat to cover the tortilla and 1 piece of cheese in the middle.

I rolled it up starting at one end and working to the other, then I added a small amount of cream cheese to the end piece and stuck it to the tortilla. This kept it from unrolling. I sliced it up to form the pinwheels.

I put them in the fridge for 3 hours, then when I got them out, I cut them in 1/4′s, just like a sandwich. I was originally just going to cut them in 1/2, but my son likes to stuff the entire thing in his mouth, so 1/4 was a safer way to start. The picture below is before I cut them into 1/4′s.

The verdict, he LOVED them. He could not get enough of them, and neither could my husband, who kept sneaking them! Next time, I will be using whole wheat tortilla’s.

2 Responses to “Toddler Pinwheels”

  1. bethposted August 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I was very hesitant to give G lunchmeat, because of the nitrates, but I finally gave him some a few days ago and he loved it! This boy hardly ever eats and asks for more, but he actually ate a whole slice of deli chicken…crazy! Today for lunch I shared a chicken sandwich with mustard on wheat with him, and he really liked the mustard, so we'll be doing that again!
    That's great that D is eating so well…G has a horrible tendency to choke, even on cheerios, so I have to make his foods really tiny or he will gag…poor kiddo!


  2. Mommy Hates Cookingposted August 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Yeah, Dakota loves lunchmeat and he eats it well, so I'm not real worried…at least not yet. :)
    I get real nervous about choking still so I try to make everything small.


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