Tired of peanut butter and jelly? Have you tanked out on turkey? It’s easy to fall back on a handful of easy sandwiches to stock lunch boxes but eating the same thing (or things) day after day dull your taste buds and leave you wanting more. The sandwich has been around since 1762, which means there are countless combinations to put between two slices of bread.
You don’t have to stay with the traditional combination of meat, cheese, and condiments. Change things up!
These 15 sandwich ideas for kids and adults are sure to make you, or your kids, excited for lunchtime.
- Almond or Sun butter with sliced banana or apples is a great protein boost while tasting like a sweet indulgence.
- Switch up your grilled cheese. Use cheddar cheese, topped with slices of green apples and a Dijon mustard.
- If you don’t like apples, try a sandwich grilled with Monterey Jack cheese and thin slices of pears.
- Mix sweet and savory by sandwiching leftover roast chicken between two slices of cinnamon raisin bread and a slather of mayo.
- Fancy something a little more erm…fancy? Goat cheese and fig jam! This combination will make you feel like you’re sitting in a French bistro.
- Hummus is all the rage lately, pair it with tomato and sliced cucumbers and then roll it up in a flat bread or stuff a pita.
- A muffin sandwich? Why not! Stuff a blueberry muffin with slices of ham and you’ll have a surprise treat kids will love.
- Leftover chicken from last night’s grilled dinner? Add it to a berry muffin and use some chipotle mayonnaise. The flavors really work well together
- Another leftover makeover – roast beef and tomato on leftover garlic bread!
- This might not be your main dish sandwich but makes a great snack – banana bread with Nutella.
- Gotta go gluten free? Cut a corn muffin in half, add turkey, Monterey jack cheese, and a spicy jelly or thick salsa.
- Take a trip to the islands when you fill a pita with ham and sliced pineapple.
- Who doesn’t love a good bagel? Chop up last night’s grilled vegetables and mix them with cream cheese for a flavor, and nutrient packed spread.
- Go open face. Slice an English muffin in half and layer each side with sliced tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves with a drizzle of olive oil on top.
- Instead of serving your leftover stir fry warmed up with day old rice, roll it into a wrap and dress with sesame oil for an Asian inspired sandwich.
What are some of your favorite ideas for non-traditional sandwich combinations?