Apr 23

Lucy’s Sunshine Sammies

in Avocados, Lucy Eats, Main Course, Oyatsu/Snack, Sandwiches

Lucy's Sunshine Sammies This month we decided that Lucy should celebrate Earth Day with a special sandwich art project.  Yes, Earth Day was yesterday, but at least Lucy was on the ball and celebrated on time!  Earth Day is an annual celebration held on April 22nd.  Events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries.

Lucy Eats with Mother Earth, April 2012

Lucy Art and text by Mike and Deborah Collins

Lucy loves spending time outdoors and she loves a good art project, so we thought we’d combine the two loves and let her have an Earth Day picnic with Mother Earth, complete with some “Sunshine Sammies” depicting nature scenes created out of fruits and vegetables. Making Sunshine SammiesEating Fun The sandwiches were inspired by a book we are currently loving at our house called Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts, by Bill and Claire Wurtzel. Funny Food by Bill and Claire Wurtzel For our sandwiches we used bagels to make open-faced scenes inspired by nature.  You could use any of your favorite sandwich ingredients and some mini cookie cutters.  Then just let your imagination run wild! Creating Sunshine Sammies

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Lucy’s Sunshine Sammies

cream cheese
lunch meat
sliced cheese
fresh fruits and vegetables, such as avocado, cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, bell pepper, cucumber

1. Cut the bagels in half and spread each half with cream cheese.

2. Top the cream cheese with a slice of lunch meat.  This will be the “canvas.”

3. Cut cheese, fruits, and vegetables into shapes and arrange on top of the lunch meat to create a nature scene.

4. Take a moment to enjoy your creation and then eat!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Cookin' Canuck April 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Absolutely adorable! My kids would totally dig this activity (and then eating them, of course).


Mimi Avocado April 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

What fun! Reminds me of our avocado bunnies!
Lucy is such a cute character…love the illustrations and stories by Mike and Deb Collins.


Andie April 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That is awesome! But you already knew that I’m sure. So impressed!


Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful April 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

That is a sweet idea.


Missy J April 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

So adorable! What a fun idea. May need to out this on for the nieces & nephews next year.


Deborah April 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

so fun and so delicious :)


Kim @ The Family Practice April 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

So stinkin cute!


Urban Wife April 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm



Gerry @ Foodness Gracious April 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Very creative!! I love the olive birds :)


Averie @ Averie Cooks April 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

That is so adorable! You’re such a great mama!


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