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Carrot, raisin and cream cheese sandwich recipe

Carrot, raisin and cream cheese sandwich recipe

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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. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 241 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 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
If you haven't got any wholemeal bread, try using white instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    2g 11%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.7g Protein 10.5g Fibre 9.2g


  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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