Meal Ideas

Kid-Approved Sandwiches

Kid-Approved Sandwiches

A classic lunch staple, sandwiches offer a convenient portable meal option that’s both simple to prepare and can be packed with wholesome ingredients. Yet, your kids may become tired of the same old sammies. With a little creativity, you can utilize kitchen staples and repurpose leftovers to craft a variety of really good sandwiches your kids will love. 

Send them to lunch in our new Trailblazer Sandwich Box. Toss in a couple snacks or sides with a Snack Pack. Add them to heartier meals in any of our four lunchboxes. And on cooler days, complement your sandwich with a side of soup stored in the Insulated Container. The options are endless! 


Follow these guidelines to take your sandwich options to the next level!

Change up the bread: baguette, bagel, english muffin, focaccia, naan, lavash, pita, tortillas, waffles or pancakes, croissants, Hawaiian rolls, cornbread 

Consider shapes: use cookie cutters, sandwich cutters, dumpling molds, and skewers 

Use a different condiment: mayo, cream cheese (plain or flavored)  hummus, bean dip, smashed avocado, pesto, cream cheese, marinara sauce, caesar or ranch dressing, bbq sauce, tahini, tzatziki, secret sauce (recipe below) 

Veggie add-ins: lettuce, tomato, bell pepper slices, shredded carrot, cucumber slices, beet slices, arugula, alfalfa sprouts, baby spinach, coleslaw, grilled/roasted peppers, zucchini, eggplant

Fillings: roasted or grilled chicken, chicken tenders, fish fingers, mashed egg, mashed chickpeas, falafel, tuna, sausages, meatballs or sliced meatloaf, lox, crispy tofu

Here are some combinations to get you started: 

Chicken tenders, lettuce, tomato, secret sauce (recipe below)

Tuna, celery, honey crisp apple, raisins, mayo

Grilled chicken, mozzarella slices, alfalfa sprouts, avocado 

Grilled halloumi cheese, tomato, pesto, mayo

Salami, cucumber, cream cheese 

Meatloaf, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard

Smashed chickpeas, lettuce, caesar dressing 

Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado spread

Hummus, cucumber slices, grated carrot

Turkey, cheddar, apple slices 

Refried bean grilled cheese

Roasted sweet potato, coleslaw, bbq sauce 

Apple butter, cheddar cheese, raisin bread

Cream cheese, fresh strawberries 

Mascarpone, banana, honey grilled cheese 

Secret Sauce

This will easily become your kiddo’s favorite sauce! Slather it on a baguette with chicken tenders, lettuce, and tomato for the ultimate sammie. 

2 tablespoon mayo

1/2 tablespoon barbecue sauce

½ teaspoon mustard

½ teaspoon honey

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