Do you ever have trouble deciding what to feed your kids for lunch? Whether you’re looking for inspiration for summer break or school lunches, we have five easy sandwich ideas that will transform the lunchtime hour! These recipes are healthy, easy to make and sure to please the pickiest eaters! And, they use simple ingredients - you may even have them left over from the night before!
Below are five sandwich recipe inspirations for your kids’ lunches!
This recipe is easy enough that even the kids can help, which will make them more likely to try it! Use leftover chicken or pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store. Then mix in the other ingredients - mayonnaise, shredded cheese, celery, hard boiled eggs, almonds, chopped pickles, etc. There are plenty of variations, and you can make the chicken salad ahead of time. Serve with croissants, crackers or sandwich bread.
These easy lunch kabobs put a fun twist on a standard sandwich. There are plenty of ways to customize them - and each child can make their own! The best way to make this lunch is by setting out a wide variety of ingredients like cubes of cheese, lunch meat, cherry tomatoes, avocados, sliced cucumber, bread cut into squares, etc. Slide the desired ingredients onto a kabob stick and serve with chips or fruit.
This is another easy sandwich recipe that the kids can help out with. All you need are cucumbers, mayonnaise or softened cream cheese, salt and sandwich bread. For added fun, you can cut the finger sandwiches into triangles or other fun shapes. Some people like to swap out the salt for fresh ground pepper and fresh chives.
Grilled chicken pitas are a hit for everyone in the family because they can be customized to each person’s liking. Start with warm pita bread and top it with strips of grilled chicken. Then add toppings like Greek yogurt, spinach, grape tomatoes, arugula, etc. Kids like this spin on a traditional sandwich, as the bread is soft and thick and can be folded like a taco!
Looking to switch up your bread choices? Try this recipe! It uses apple slices instead of bread. Slice the apples into rounds and use a small cookie cutter to remove the core. Add peanut butter and serve! This recipe also adds granola, which is a quick and easy way to get your child more protein. If you’re not eating the apples right away, brush them with lemon juice to preserve their freshness.
Hopefully these five sandwich recipe ideas will make lunchtime a bit easier in your household! La Rosa Chicken and Grill has tasty, healthy and affordable kids’ meals if you’re looking for a change - stop into one of our many locations today!