Alright, well this isn’t -exactly a recipe, but more of a ‘how-to’ sort of thing. So, feel free to create your sandwich with whatever meats and cheeses your kids enjoy. Mine? She’s all about turkey, ham, and on occasion now, cheese too! Since we’re sort of in the midst of a ‘under the sea’ sort of themed week of summer, and we’re not seafood eaters, I thought I’d create a cute little sandwich.
As it turns out, this sweet little guy would be great for any ocean, sea, or water themed party too. Thinking back, he probably would have fit right into my daughter’s ‘pirates and mermaid’ birthday a few years back now.
While I did attach the eyes to the crab sandwich here, I opted for leaving the cherry tomato ‘claws’ loose and free. I also opted to plate mine over a bed of shredded lettuce. It not only adds to the plating, but is also there in case you have a kid that likes their sandwich with added veggies! Mine does not.
There isn’t a whole lot to ‘lighten up’ here. Like I said, this is less of a recipe and more of a ‘how-to’. I used the absolute smallest croissants that I could find in my bakery. They’re smaller than the palm of my hand - just to tell you what size you’re looking at here.
I like to make these a few at a time to have on hand as a snack for my little one. Great for beaches, lunch boxes, and almost anywhere or anytime that your kid needs fun little bite.
TheSkinnyFork.com A fun twist on a pretty typical sandwich. Cute and perfect for the kiddos during the summer time or for an underwater themed party! Prep Time: 5 Minutes • Cook Time: 0 Hours
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 Sandwich • Calories: 318 • Fat: 18 g • Saturated Fat: 9 g • Carb: 21 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 18 g • Sugar: 5 g • Sodium: 667 mg
• 1 Small Croissant
• 1 Oz. Sliced Deli Turkey
• 1 Oz. Sliced Deli Ham
• 1 Slice Cheddar Cheese
• 1 Black Olive, Halved
• 1 Cherry Tomato, Halved
• 2 Toothpicks
Slice the croissant in half and layer it accordingly with the 1 Oz. turkey, 1 Oz. ham, and 1/2 Slice of cheddar cheese; set aside briefly.
Pierce one olive slice (and an optional circle of cheese) onto the toothpick. Do this once more to create your crab eyes.
Place the eyes onto your crabby croissant.
Plate as you desire and use the halved cherry tomato as your crabby 'claws'. Enjoy right away!
Nutritional Claims: Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • Sulphite Free