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If you need to pack lunches for school or work this year, you’re going to want these recipes, ideas and tips and tricks with all of these Lunchbox Sandwich Ideas!
Find Sandwich ideas and fun sandwich recipe below! If the recipe is from another blogger, just click on the sandwich title to grab the recipe!
This is the first year that I have to worry about packing snacks/food for my little guy. He is starting preschool this year and he is pretty excited about this new little lunchbox. So while I’m working on ideas for his lunch bag, I thought I’d pull together some of the ideas I came up with.
My mom use to pack all kinds of things for lunch other than sandwiches when I was little, so I may do a post on that too! Whatcha think? Are you and lunch sandwich kinds lover or do you love things like soup and pasta in your lunch box (or your kid’s lunch box)
The Most Popular Sandwich for lunch is…
Did you know:
The grilled cheese is of of the (if not THE) most popular sandwich according to a YouGov survey from Food and Wine Magazine!
Simple Sandwiches to pack for lunch
These are a few ideas of easy sandwiches that you may have forgotten about in the panic to pack lunch!
We’re talking a cheesy classic here!
Two slices of bread, sliced cheese and maybe a bit of butter or mayo!
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Bread, Ham, Cheese and maybe mayo!
I personally love these HOT!
Chicken Salad Sandwich
One of my favorites! If you’re looking for a great homemade chicken salad recipe, you need to try my Southern Chicken Salad! It’s so good!
Perfect with Lettuce, tomato and mayo!
Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Bread, peanut butter and jelly!
Grape Jelly, Strawberry Jelly, Apple Jelly!
Peanut Butter or Sun Butter for those with allergies!
A BLT is a sandwich that is made up of layers of Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (and sometimes mayo or mustard)
Bread, turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise with layers separated by a slice of bread.
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Bread and Pimento Cheese! I’ve got a great Pimento Cheese Recipe on the blog!
Tomato and Mayo
One of my all time favorites for lunch! Fresh Tomato slices and Dukes Mayo with a little black pepper!
Recipes for Sandwiches for lunch:
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re going to make a sandwich like ham & cheese or a Peanut Butter and Jelly, make them as normal and then slide them into a Ziploc bag & seal.
For sandwich like Clubs and BLTS that have more feeling, wrap them in parchment paper before sticking them into a ziplock lock bag to prevent the fillings from falling out.
For sandwiches with cold fillings like Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Pimento Cheese and Tuna Salad, pack the bread and filling separate. Make sure to add an ice pack with the cold filling to keep it cool.
For Hot Sandwiches, it is also a great idea to keep the bread and filling separate. That way the bread doesn’t get soggy. You can keep hot sandwich fillings in a thermos and the bread in a Ziploc bag.
If you’re making a sandwich like ham & cheese with mayo, you may find that after a while in a bag, the mayo makes the bread kind of soggy.
There are two solutions for this:
#1. Pack the mayo separate/ bring along tiny mayo packets like you get at the fast food restaurant.
#2. Instead of spreading mayo on the bread, spread the mayo between the meat and cheese. This will keep the mayo from making the bread soggy.
More recipes to make for lunch boxes:
- Homemade Spaghetti-Os
- Jack-o-lantern Quesadillas for Halloween lunches
- Chocolate Dipped ABC 123 Chocolate Chip Cookies
Even more back to school lunch ideas:
- 15 BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCHES, LUNCH BOX SNACK IDEAS PLUS LUNCH BOX TIPS FROM MOMS!
- HEALTHY BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS
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