Now that school is back in full swing, it’s time to get back to the lunch-making routine. For those parents who pack their kids’ lunches each morning, it’s always useful to have some new ideas so the kids don’t get bored of what’s inside that brown bag.
These three sandwich options are healthful, filling, and easy to prepare. The kids will be sure to finish every last bite because they’re so delicious. Each recipe below makes one sandwich.
Grilled Chicken And Greens
Grill some chicken the night before or use leftovers for this simple, yet satisfying sandwich.
2 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
1 tablespoon honey mustard (or mayo)
1 grilled chicken breast cutlet
2 slices romaine lettuce
½ sliced avocado
4-5 bread and butter pickle chips
Place everything on one slice of bread and spread the mustard on the other half. Form the sandwich and slice. The green goodness will be gone in no time.
Fruity Peanut Butter Sandwich
PB & J is a classic, but kids want something more interesting. Take the sandwich to the next level with the recipe below.
2 slices white or whole wheat bread
2 tablespoons peanut butter (use a different nut or seed butter if there are allergies)
4 fresh strawberries sliced thinly
1 kiwifruit peeled and sliced thinly
½ apple sliced thinly
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon raisins
Spread the peanut butter and honey on one slice of bread and press the raisins in so they stick. Layer the other ingredients and top with the other slice of bread. Cut in half and the sweet sandwich is complete and ready to eat.
Cheesy Tomato Wrap
Sometimes wraps are more exciting than sandwiches. Kids love the portability and attractive appearance. Cheese is always a pleaser, so this wrap is a guaranteed winner.
1 large plain or whole wheat wrap
1 tablespoon pre-bottled pesto spread
2 units of mozzarella string cheese each sliced once lengthwise
1 plum tomato sliced thinly
4-5 slices of sundried tomatoes
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Spread the pesto onto the wrap and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place the remaining ingredients in the center of the wrap and roll up like a burrito. Slice once down the middle or cut into inch-sized pinwheels for bite-sized fun. Tastes like pizza!
What is your child’s favorite sandwich? We’d love to share your recipe with the AMC community.
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By: Melissa A. Kay