Makes 4 servings
4 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons orange zest
8 slices whole-wheat or nut-free multigrain bread, toasted if desired
12 medium strawberries (about 1/2 pound), thinly sliced
1 cup baby spinach leaves, lightly packed
These fruity, whole-grain treats will satisfy a child who likes a sweeter lunch—plus deliver a healthy dose of vitamin C and fiber. Mix it up by switching out the plain cream cheese for another soft option, like goat cheese or strawberry cream cheese.
1. In a medium-size bowl, stir together the cream cheese, honey, and orange zest until well blended.
2. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the cream-cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Layer strawberry slices on four slices of bread; top with baby spinach.
3. Top with the remaining slices of bread. Slice.