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Make Your Kid a Multigrain Waffle-Sandwich With Veggie Cream Cheese

Make Your Kid a Multigrain Waffle-Sandwich With Veggie Cream Cheese

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Makes 5 lunches (serving size: 1 waffle, 1 1/2 oz. cream cheese mixture, 1 oz. ham, 1/4 cup black bean mixture, about 1 1/2 oz. carrots, 3 oz. grapes, 1 oz. vegetable chips)

This pack-and-go lunch has fun written all over it. Using waffles instead of bread is a great way to jazz up a ho-hum homemade sandwich; the colorful cream cheese spread delivers an extra helping of veggies in a kid-friendly way. Trade out the vegetable chips for whole grain tortillas chips or chickpea puffs for a crunchy twist.


  • 8 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups no-salt-added refried black beans
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
  • 5 multigrain waffles (such as Vans)
  • 10 slices of lower-sodium deli ham (about 5 oz.)
  • 8 ounces baby carrots
  • 15 ounces seedless grapes
  • 5 ounces vegetable chips (such as Terra)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 474
  • Fat 18g
  • Satfat 6g
  • Unsatfat 10g
  • Protein 15g
  • Carbohydrate 67g
  • Fiber 10g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Added sugars 0g
  • Sodium 980mg
  • Calcium 12% DV
  • Potassium 12% DV

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together cream cheese, broccoli, carrot, and red bell pepper in a bowl. Stir together black beans and yogurt in a separate bowl. (Cream cheese mixture and black bean mixture can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days.)

Step 2

Prepare 1 waffle according to package directions. Spread 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on waffle, and cut in half. Add 2 ham slices on 1 half of waffle; top with other half. Serve with 1/4 cup black bean mixture, about 1 1/2 ounces carrots, 3 ounces grapes, and 1 ounce vegetable chips.

Step 3

Repeat process with remaining ingredients to make a total of 5 lunches.

Watch the video: I Made Disneys Grilled Cheese Sandwich in My Waffle Iron! (August 2022).