We eat a lot of fruit in this family, and I’m trying to get my kids to eat more vegetables. It’s not always their favorite so I look for new ways for them to get their nutrients.
It’s no secret that my kids have fallen in LOVE with Tyson’s Mini Chicken Sandwiches. Madilyn can inhale a whole mini sandwich in minutes and Styles generally eats her extra sandwich as well as his own package of two.
They have actually become a great snack for Styles to eat while he’s doing his homework after school. It’s not messy and he can mindlessly grab one of the mini sandwiches between solving complicated math problems that I swear I didn’t start doing until I was in high school.
The problem is that there are no vegetables in them! Make him eat raw veggies?
So as I watched Grady shovel handful after handful after handful of chopped spinach into his mouth last week, I thought that perhaps I could saute some fresh spinach with some garlic, and put a few leaves on the Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches to add some extra nutrients into them.
STEPS 1 & 4: I wilted one handful of spinach with some minced garlic and olive oil over medium heat.
STEPS 2 & 3: I then cooked the sandwiches according to their package instructions.
And placed some spinach inside each one.
The verdict from my most picky eater?
He liked it! Thumbs up! SWEET! Madilyn ate hers too, and said “MMMMM das good, Mommy!”
It was a super easy and quick way to add loads of iron and nutrients to an after school snack.
So where can you get these little gems for yourself? Check Tyson’s store locator here! There’s bound to be a Walmart near you that sells them. I keep waiting for my Walmart to stock their shelves with them but in the meantime, I don’t mind traveling a few extra miles to pick them up.
And don’t forget that while supplies last, if you buy TWO boxes of Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches, you get a $5 gift card from Walmart. That’s like buying one and getting one free! I know you coupon lovers will like that!
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All bright ideas and awesome children are my very own and were not influenced in any way. Except maybe by the delicious #TysonGoodness on their plates.