Sandwich Making Fun In The Forest

June 6, 2014


Roberts Bakery Bread

Last week me and Lucas went along to Delamere Forest for a day of healthy sandwich making with Roberts Bakery. It was great to go to an event in such a beautiful location and enjoy some fresh air while we learnt a little more about Roberts Bakery’s 50 Days of Summer campaign. This will be running during the summer holidays to encourage us all to get creative and keep busy; you can download the pack from their website as of the 20th June and it will provide a fun activity everyday including some fab healthy recipes. Look out for #50days on their Twitter for more information.

Our day kicked off with a talk from Karol from the bakery about the importance of bread in everyone’s diet and why Roberts 50% white 50% wholemeal bread is particularly great; it contains protein, complex carbohydrates, calcium, iron and the B vitamins – thiamin, niacin and a little riboflavin. I think sometimes there is a misconception out there that bread is unhealthy so I was keen to learn some new healthy recipes for my own little butty-eater.

RB Collage

The day was brilliantly organised, we all had our own little station and were given the ingredients to make four sandwiches to share over a picnic lunch. It felt a little like we were on a cooking show; with our aprons on we set to work creating our sandwich masterpieces. It was lovely to be able to catch up with some fellow bloggers too. While we were busy the children were being entertained by storyteller, Ian Douglas. He was brilliant but I have a runner who was eager to explore, luckily there was plenty of space for Lucas to run free in (and a lovely Dad and son who he latched on to). Every now and then I could coax him back up us to cast his approving eye over the lunch preparations. When we had completed all our sandwiches we were able to enjoy them on picnic blankets under a canopy and we were treated to a story and a very special tale that the children helped to act out.


I thought I’d share one of our favourite sandwich recipes from the day (mostly Lucas’ favourite) The Nutty Nana:

Nutty Nana


8 slices Roberts 50% White 50% Wholemeal

2 small bananas (approx.)

Crunchy peanut butter

A couple of teaspoons runny honey (optional)


Shape the bread into monkey faces; a large circle for the bottom and a smaller circle fro the top. Spread the large circles with the peanut butter. Thinly slice the banana, then lay on top (use more than one layer if you like). Drizzle with honey, if using. Top with the other slices of bread. Add two banana slices for eyes and make a honey mouth!

The best thing about the day; one little boy getting lots of fresh air and space to run round in and it showed…



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Previous Post Next Post


  • Donna

    That looks like such a lovely day! We’re partial to sandwiches and love Roberts brad. Always love to know how to make sandwiches healthier 🙂 x

    June 6, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They had some great ideas that I really want to try at home, we get stuck into our old favourites but it would be great to push Lucas with something new x

      June 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • firsttimemummy

    Sounds like a lovely day and all with my favourite – bread! I’ll look out for this brand as I’ve not heard of it before!

    June 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is lovely bread I have to say. It’s a Cheshire brand and I don’t always see it in our local supermarkets but I get it now if I do…it went very quickly in our house!

      June 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • Shea L.

    Great post! Those little monkey sandwiches were adorable!!

    XoXo Shea L.====>

    June 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They were a hit with my little boy, I think we’ll be making them again!

      June 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Looks like it was a fun day – Lucas is out for the count in that last photo. Oh & love your apron. Will I be invited round for sandwiches now?

    June 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Honey

    Sounds like you had a really fun day. That monkey sandwich looks AMAZING x

    June 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Isn’t it cute?! I need to try a different filling to see if Lucas will eat it anyway, he already loves Peanut Butter x

      June 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    It looks like the day of fun wore little Lucas out! I do like the look of the Nutty Nana sandwich – I bet that was delicious. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun in the forest with Country Kids.

    June 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      He was shattered but he never stopped all day, as soon as he sees open space he just wants to go!

      June 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm Reply

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.