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Chickweed Sandwiches: Recipes for foraging

Just as its name suggests, Chickweed, chickens love this pretty little plant. Not only do chickens like it, but you and the kids might like it when you eat the Chickweed Sandwiches too. This is another great one of our recipes for foraging; perfect for those little taste buds to explore nature a little bit.

Why not check out our chickweed sandwiches recipe? #foraging #recipes #nature

As a vegetable, Chickweed is tender, succulent and, above all, tasty. We don’t need to heat it up because it is tender. Therefore it is great in sandwiches. In addition, you can also find the plant in all seasons, so it is so easy to make this ones of our recipes for foraging any time of year!

Kids can become less active physically in our modern day world because of the lure of screen time. They are perhaps not as interested in the food they eat as they should be; and I’m forgever nagging my son that he needs to eat a “balanced diet”. It has never been more important to encourage children to put down their screens, get outside and engage with nature. Foraging with Kids will help children to get more active physically and offers an opportunity for them to become more interested in the food they eat. If you’ve found the food you’re going to have for tea – why wouldn’t you be interested in it, right?

Today we would like to share this Chickweed Sandwiches recipe with you, which we have adopted from the Foraging for Kids book which is launching on 20 September 2018. You can create several of these recipes for the whole family members.

  • 1 egg
  • a dash of vinegar
  • a dollop of mayonnaise (optional)
  • a handful of chickweed (freshly picked, washed and patted dry)
  • 2 slices bread butter
  • ground black pepper (salt and freshly)


  1. Make a hard boiled egg in 5 minutes. Put the egg into a small saucepan of cold water, making sure there’s enough water to cover the egg. Add a dash of vinegar. 

  2. Transfer the cooked egg to a bowl of cold water using a slotted spoon to cool it down after turning off the heat. Dry the egg with a paper towel, when cool enough to handle. Crack and peel the egg shell off. Put the peeled egg in a bowl. Mash with a fork. You can add a dollop of mayonnaise if you like.

  3. Fold in the fresh chickweed and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Butter the bread, then spoon the egg and chickweed mixture onto one slice. Pop the second slice on top and cut in half. Eat!

How does it sound? Hmmm, yummy. Then, you will need to try it for yourself!

Why not check out our chickweed sandwiches recipe? #foraging #recipes #nature

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We actually have a few other recipes on the site within our cook category – have a quick look:

  • which really are rather gorgeous,
  • Kiwi Muffins are another lovely way to give kids something a little different with a bit of fruit, and finally
  • Mango Salad is another great taste for the kids, and they can even help make it as well!

Thanks for joining us, and see you again soon, I hope.


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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