Looking to switch things up in your kids lunchbox this school year? Check out these easy lunch sandwich ideas for school! Take a classic sandwich and give it a spin to feed even the pickiest eaters.
There’s nothing quite as American as eating a sandwich for lunch. To this day, I love a good sandwich for lunch.
Of course my idea and my kids idea of a “good” sandwich is a little different. My son is slowly joining the more is better sandwich idea.
But my daughter, the picky eater, is still solidly in the less is more camp. I’ve come up with a few lunch sandwich ideas for school to make the kids lunch boxes a little more exciting.
The foundation of a good sandwich is the bread. The better the bread, the better the sandwich. Nature’s Own provides great options for building sandwiches for school lunches. Nature’s Own doesn’t have any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors, or high fructose corn syrup.
I’m a major label reader so when I see that bread is bread, I’m a fan. Plus Nature’s Own comes in several varieties everyone loves. The kids go for the Butterbread while hubby and I prefer the Honey Wheat. It’s nice to have several different options available so everyone finds something they like.
Once we have our choice of bread, it’s time to make sandwiches! I’ve shared three different classic sandwiches and offered suggestions to make them even more fun.
1. Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly: This one is still a favorite with my kids, but over the years I’ve managed to switch things up. With concerns for peanut allergies in schools, we’ve tried other nut butters and almond is a favorite. There is also a sunbutter made with sunflower seeds that is completely nut free.
We often switch out the jelly for chocolate hazelnut spread, honey, or even sliced bananas. PB&J always goes on Nature’s Own Butterbread around here. The smoothness of the bread goes well with the other spreads in the sandwich.
2. BL(T) Sandwiches: BLT sandwiches are very easy to pack in school lunches and kids love them. My kids don’t like tomatoes so we leave those out. You can add in avocado, sprouts, cucumbers, or even an egg to round this classic sandwich.
My daughter still just does bacon and lettuce and that works, too. I paired this sandwich with Nature’s Own Honey Wheat to give it a bit of a heartier flavor.
3. The Deli Sandwich: The sky is the limit with deli sandwiches. The current favorite for one kid is ham. Just ham and bread. I put it on 100% Whole Wheat bread to try and add a little bit of filler to it.
My son, though, loves to build his deli sandwiches up. His current favorite is turkey with lettuce, pickles, and mustard. Deli sandwiches are a good way to get in some extra veggies with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, sprouts or anything else your kids love.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature’s Own. The opinions and text are all mine.