Toddler Finger Sandwiches – Avocado, (vegan) Cream Cheese, and Roma Tomato


Even after eating a blueberry Cliff Z-Bar and 2 whole bananas while at the grocery store just before lunch, Zander gobbled down his entire plate of food in about 5 minutes flat, so I know it was a big hit!

Here’s how to make the tasty little sandwiches (I’m making note of this here mainly for myself, so I’ll remember to repeat it in the future):

1. Lightly toast two slices of whole grain bread (enough to warm them slightly).
2. Spread a generous layer of vegan cream cheese on one slice of bread.
3. Spread half of a large ripe avocado on the other slice of bread.
4. Thinly slice one ripe roma tomato and layer the slices on top of the avocado.
5. Sprinkle the tomatoes with a bit of coursely ground sea salt.
6. Assemble the sandwich and cut into fourths.

For the side salad, I just diced up another roma tomato and tossed it lightly with some homemade balsamic dijon dressing (including lots of garlic and fresh herbs). Zander will eat almost anything drizzled in this dressing.

Yum!! 🙂


About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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3 Responses to Toddler Finger Sandwiches – Avocado, (vegan) Cream Cheese, and Roma Tomato

  1. I’m not a fan of avocado but this sounds tasty!

  2. Jen says:

    Kim, I want to thank you for posting all of your awesome recipes! Liam is SUPER picky and I’ve been at my wit’s end lately. Your blog is a lifesaver! There are sooo many things I’ve never even thought to try with him–probably because it’s depressing seeing him spit everything out. Until your blog, I’d practically given up– and was just sticking to his few tried and true favorites. Today, however, I tried this sandwich and he gobbled it up! I also bought him some vegan hot dogs and he loves them! I know they aren’t the healthiest thing, but it’s better than eating nothing. 🙂 Oh, and he loved the apples with maple syrup and almond butter, too! I am SO relieved right now. Thanks again!

    • Kim McCoy says:

      Jen, I’m so glad that Liam liked the sandwich! Zander goes through super picky phases, too, so I agree with you that it’s wonderful to have the internet as a resource to find inspiration for new meal ideas! 🙂

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