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Monday, May 20, 2013

The Sandwich Witch

My daughter loves having books read to her and is now learning to read. She loves going to the library and choosing new books to read, and it has been fun watching her want to learn to do it herself. I am planning on homeschooling with her, and am so grateful to find books that combine both a fun story and a way to learn something new.

The Sandwich Witch children's book



Recently, I was introduced to a new book called "The Sandwich Witch". It's a children's book (recommended for ages 4-8, but I think any kids would enjoy it), written in a fun way to help teach children the importance of a eating a well-balanced diet so they can be healthy and strong. A few of my talented designer friends from my pre-working days illustrated the book, so I knew I had to have it for myself. The author, Lee McNeil, signed a copy just for Zoey. She was so excited to get "happy mail" just for herself and thought it was so cool to have her name written inside the cover!

The Sandwich Witch children's book

She immediately sat on the couch with the book and flipped through the pages. I read it through to her once, then we talked about the importance of eating healthy and making good choices when it comes to snacks and treats. I catch her reading the book (in her own words) to herself all the time, and she knows what's happening in the story because of the thought-out illustrations.

Lunch with The Sandwich Witch

To help her learn a little more about healthy eating, I decided I would let her help make lunch. Of course, the Sandwich Witch came up in conversation, so we made a turkey and cheese sandwich and cut it out with a witch shaped cookie cutter. Zoey was a little worried that the Sandwich Witch was going to steal it. We talked about what kind of healthy snacks could go with the sandwich, and she picked strawberries. It's so fun to see how much she has learned, and hopefully I can continue to teach her to make healthy habits as she grows.

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Jess B said...

My favorite healthy snack is apples and peanut butter. YUM!

Elder Johnson said...

Sugar snap peas are one of my very favorite healthy snacks!

morton8 said...

What a cute book idea. My daughter's favorite snack is Greek yogurt with strawberries mixed in.

keshakeke said...

My favorite healthy snack is strawberry yogurt topped with granola

Tara said...

We love strawberries as a snack!

Unknown said...

My favorite healthy snack is peanut butter. Either with apples or saltines

Unknown said...

My favorite healthy snack is peanut butter. Either with apples or saltines

Unknown said...

I love reading to little ones! And I'm ALWAYS looking for cute new stories!

Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

My favorite healthy snack is smoothies, I love to put lots of fruits and spinach in them! Adorable book, I know my kids would LOVE a copy. Thanks!

Jen said...

Strawberries or Bananas with peanut butter.

Jen said...

Strawberries or Banana with peanut butter! Cute book. I have a four year old and a seven year old that would love it!

LynnEl Springer said...

My favorite healthy treat is probably an orange or pineapple, if I can't have a cream puff!!! :)

LynnEl in Illinois

Elizabeth Pantry Dreams said...

Carrots and hummus!

Darlington Delights said...

Greek yogurt! YUmmmmm!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

What a cute book! WE love yogurt!

Adrianne Surian said...

Adorable, I've heard of the book but haven't checked it out! Our favorite snack is fruit - grapes are always a hit!

Unknown said...

Cute sandwich!!

Lisa said...

I'm a huge fan of greek yogurt.

Jenn Erickson said...

I love roasted seaweed snacks.

Cassie said...

So excited about this.... I hope I win!
I love tomatoes. Or nuts!

Unknown said...

We love fruits in this house :)!

Little City Farm said...

I love Zoe's description of 'happy mail'. How true. Sounds like a cute and useful/healthy book.

Unknown said...

My favorite healthy snack is blueberry Greek yougart. mmmmmmm

Unknown said...

Apples and peanut butter!

kaylynnczy said...

Peanut butter, hummus, and apples - not necessarily together though...
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Terri said...

My favorite healthy snack is fruit!

The Allen Family said...

I love nuts and string cheese

The Allen Family said...

I love nuts and string cheese!

Jessica said...

carrot salad and grape tomatoes!

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Chiwei @ One Dog Woof said...

Fruit salad! Or a summer tomato salad :-)

KaySue said...

Apple slices with peanut butter.
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Alvina Castro said...

apples

Unknown said...

Apple slices with peanut butter or with cheddar cheese! MMMM

Samantha said...

My favorite healthy snack is SunButter!! We order it 5-10 lbs at a time! :-)

Samantha said...

My favorite healthy snack is SunButter! Yum!

Carie said...

Raw almonds! :) I love, love, love them!

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