With immunity-boosting apples, mood-brightening whole grains and energizing turkey, these chicks will have the entire gang chirping for more
1 Tbs. honey mustard
2 slices multigrain or whole-wheat sandwich bread
4 slices low-sodium deli turkey
4 round apple slices
3 slices Canadian bacon, cooked
6 Tbs. shredded low-fat Colby-Jack cheese blend
6 sliced olives and/or capers, for eyes
Shredded carrots and/or apple pieces, for feet
Scallion and/or red pepper fans, for hair
Red pepper triangles, for beaks
Chives, for eyebrows
1 cucumber slice, halved
Heat broiler. Spread honey mustard evenly over bread slices. Top with turkey and apple slices. Using medium round cutter (about 3 7/16"), cut 1 round each from 1 bread stack and 1 slice Canadian bacon; top round with bacon to make mama bird. Discard scraps.
Using small round cutter (about 2 5/8"), cut 2 rounds from remaining bread stack and bacon slices; top rounds with bacon to create 2 baby birds. Discard scraps. Place mama and baby birds on baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 30 sec. or until cheese is melted; transfer to plate.
Decorate, adding eyes, feet, hair, beaks and eyebrows as desired. Place cucumber slices under baby birds for perch. Garnish as desired.
*Active time: *15 min.
Total time: 15 min.
Makes: 1 serving
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