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The SQUASH IT Sandwich and #FoodRevolutionDay

Friday, May 15th, 2015 was #FoodRevolutionDay. Spearheaded by UK chef Jamie Oliver, the 2015 food education initiative celebration marks the fourth such annual event.

We had a great time making the Squash It Sandwich,” and an even better time eating it!! We even managed to make sandwiches for most of the teachers and staff at the school during the recess break.

For our sandwiches, we followed Jamie Oliver’s recipe, and used the following ingredients (makes 4 sandwiches):

  • 4 seeded wholegrain rolls
  • 4 radishes
  • 5cm piece of cucumber
  • 1⁄2 a small carrot
  • 2 cauliflower florets
  • 1⁄2 a small red pepper
  • 1⁄2 a small apple (core removed)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette
  • (4 sprigs of fresh basil)
  • (1⁄2 a punnet or 1 handful of salad cress or sprouting herbs)
  • 1 handful of fresh podded peas 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons quality cottage cheese or cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons quality houmous

Download the full recipe (PDF)

Initial responses heard throughout the class and the hallways included “delicious,” awesome,” “rainbow-veggie-licious,” “healthy and yummy.”   Once we swung into production mode at recess and started making and delivering sandwiches to the school staff, one of the best student lines was  “we’re like a restaurant!”

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To sign Jamie Oliver’s #FoodRevolutionDay petition in support of nutrition education for learners world-wide, visit change.org/jamieoliver/

For more information and educator resources about the Food Revolution Day initiative, visit FoodRevolutionDay.com