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10 vegetarian recipes for kids

We've got it all, from a speedy minestrone soup perfect for lunch, to ginger banana chips ideal for a healthy snack. These vegetarian kids’ recipes are so super-tasty that even the pickiest of eaters will love them.

Carrot, raisin and cream cheese sandwich
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Carrot, raisin and cream cheese sandwich

Get the kids to love their packed lunch with this easy healthy sandwich that’s packed with layers of fruit and veg. Taking inspiration from a classic carrot cake for the sandwich filling, orange-flavoured soft cheese and juicy raisins add a hint of sweetness that will help the kids enjoy the veggie fillings of carrot and spinach.

  1. Mix the soft cheese with the orange zest then spread over both slices of bread.
  2. Scatter the raisins over one slice, then top with a layer of spinach leaves, discarding any tough stalks, followed by a layer of grated carrot.
  3. Finish with the other slice of bread and cut into triangles or squares to serve. If making ahead, wrap tightly in clingfilm or nonstick paper and store in the fridge.

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  • Ingredients
  • 1½ tbsp 50% less fat soft cheese
  • ½ orange, finely zested
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • small handful baby leaf spinach (about 25g)
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated