There’s nothing worse than getting in a rut. The same old thing every day for lunch is so boring. That’s why I’ve partnered with Sara Lee® to bring you some fresh new sandwich ideas for your kids lunchboxes this year PLUS about 30 free lunchbox printables to brighten your childs day.
I use Sara Lee ® bread because I really like the texture of the wheat bread. It doesn’t fall apart when you are spreading peanut butter on it like some of the other breads we’ve had. I refrigerate my peanut butter because I use the all natural kind, and it just stays together better that way. So I need a bread that can hold up. I also really love the texture of the bread. It’s not gritty at all so my kids really like it.
One of my kids favorite sandwiches is a cold version of “The Elvis” but we call it “The Monkey”. PB, Banana and Honey on Sara Lee Wheat Bread.
Start out by spreading natural peanut butter on one piece of bread.
Slice the banana and add slices to the peanut butter.
Drizzle honey over the bananas and top with another piece of bread. Then slice the sandwich into quarters. My kids seem to eat more when they can eat it in small sections.
I like to serve this sandwich with a slice of cheese or a string cheese, and some grapes.
I feel good serving my kids Sara Lee ® bread because there’s 11 grams of whole grain per serving, no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or flavors.
Here are some more fun ideas we like to make for the lunchbox. These may seem like familiar sandwiches to you, but they are NOT. They are made more appealing to your kids when you call them by their “real” name. He he he. Sneaky!
1. The Princess Sandwich: If your child loves royalty, they’ll love these “Tea Party” sandwiches.
- Two slices of Sara Lee ® bread
- Cream Cheese Spread
- Peeled and sliced cucumbers
- Spread the cream cheese spread on both slices of bread.
- Evenly place cucumber slices on the bread and top with the other slice of bread.
- Cut into triangles and serve.
2. The Little Mermaid Sandwich:
- Two slices of Sara Lee® bread
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 2 pickle spears, chopped
- one 6 oz. can tuna
- Drain tuna and mix with mayo
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Stir in the chopped pickles
- Spread the tuna salad mix onto the bread and top with the other piece of bread.
3. The Spiderman Sandwich:
- Two slices of Sara Lee® Bread
- 4 ounces Gruyere cheese or provolone
- 4 ounces deli ham, thinly sliced
- mayo and mustard to taste
- *optional: thinly sliced pear
- Spread both slices of bread with mayo
- Add mustard to one slice if desired
- Add the cheese then top with the ham
- Add the pear if desired
- Top the sandwich with the other slice of bread
4. The Thor Sandwich:
- Two slices of Sara Lee® Bread
- Mustard & Mayo
- 2 ounces thinly sliced turkey
- 2 ounces thinly sliced baked ham
- 2 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced bread-and-butter pickles
- 1/4 head butterhead lettuce
Spread each slice of bread with mustard and mayo
Layer turkey, ham, and cheese on bottom halves of rolls
Top with pickles and lettuce
Return tops of rolls
Cut sandwiches into smaller pieces
Once your have your masterpiece sandwich made, put it in your childs lunch box and DON’T FORGET THE NOTE!
You can print your own customized lunchbox notes right HERE from Sara Lee®. There are 30 to choose from so you could send a different one each day for over a month. How fun!
School can be really hard for every child. Sometimes you never know if your child is having a hard time because they like to keep to themselves. Lunch notes can be that one bright thing in their day. Lunch notes from home tell you child that you are thinking of them and remind them how much they are loved at home. They can put a smile on their face or make them laugh out loud and make them want to share it with a friend. This is a great tradition to start with your kids.
What are your favorite sandwiches to make for your kids school lunches?
“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee® Bread.”