When it comes to packing lunch for kids, sandwiches are a timeless classic. They are versatile, easy to prepare, and can be packed with nutritious ingredients. However, making both fun and nutritious sandwiches can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, Bon Matin bread provides a perfect canvas for creating delicious and healthy sandwiches that kids will love.

In this blog, we will explore various creative sandwich ideas that are fun and packed with nutrients to keep your little ones energized and satisfied throughout the day.

 

1. Rainbow Veggie Sandwich

Ingredients:

 a)  2 slices of Whole Grain Bread

 

b) 1 tablespoon of hummus

 

c) 1 slice of red bell pepper

 

d) 1 slice of yellow bell pepper

 

e) 1 slice of cucumber

 

f) 1 slice of purple cabbage

 

g) 1 slice of carrot (shaved into ribbons)

 

Instructions:

 

1. Spread hummus evenly on one slice of Bon Matin Whole Grain Bread.

 

2. Layer the vegetables in a rainbow pattern: red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, purple cabbage, and carrot ribbons.

 

3. Top with the other slice of bread.

 

4. Cut the sandwich into quarters to reveal the colorful layers inside.

 

 Nutritional Benefits:

 

This sandwich is rich in vitamins and minerals from the rainbow of vegetables, providing a colorful and appealing lunch option that is also high in fiber and antioxidants.

 

2. Cheesy Apple Delight

 

Ingredients:

 

a) 2 slices of Bon Matin Multigrain Bread

 

b) 1 tablespoon of almond butter

 

c) 1 small apple, thinly sliced

 

d) 2 slices of cheddar cheese

 

Instructions:

 

1. Spread almond butter on one slice of multigrain Bread.

 

2. Place a layer of apple slices on top of the almond butter.

 

3. Add cheddar cheese slices on top of the apple.

 

4. Cover with the second slice of bread.

 

5. Cut into fun shapes using cookie cutters.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

 

This sandwich combines protein from the almond butter and cheese with the fiber and natural sweetness of the apple, making it a balanced and satisfying meal.

 

3. Turkey and Avocado Roll-Ups

 Ingredients:

a) 1 slice of Sourdough Bread, crusts removed

 

b) 2 slices of turkey breast 

 

c) 1/4 avocado, mashed

 

d) 1 leaf of lettuce

 

Instructions: 

 

1. Flatten the slice of Sourdough Bread with a rolling pin.

 

2. Spread mashed avocado evenly over the bread.

 

3. Place turkey breast slices on top of the avocado.

 

4. Add a leaf of lettuce.

 

5. Roll the bread tightly into a log and secure with toothpicks.

 

6. Slice the roll into bite-sized pieces.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

 

This sandwich is high in protein and healthy fats from the turkey and avocado, providing a nutritious and delicious option for lunch.

 

4. Sunflower Butter and Banana Sandwich

 

Ingredients:

 

a) 2 slices of Bon Matin Whole Wheat Bread

 

b) 2 tablespoons of sunflower butter

 

c) 1 small banana, sliced

 

d) A sprinkle of chia seeds

 

Instructions:

 

 1. Spread sunflower butter on both slices of Whole Wheat Bread.  

 

2. Arrange banana slices on one slice of bread.

 

3. Sprinkle chia seeds over the banana slices.

 

4. Top with the second slice of bread.

 

5. Cut into halves or quarters.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

 

This sandwich is packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, making it a great option for a quick and nutritious lunch.

 

5. Chicken Salad Pita Pockets

 

Ingredients:

 

a) 1 Whole Wheat Pita Pocket, halved

 

b) 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast, diced

 

c) 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

 

d) 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery

 

e) 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

 

f) A squeeze of lemon juice

 

g) Salt and pepper to taste

 

g) A handful of baby spinach leaves

 

Instructions:

 

1. In a bowl, mix the diced chicken breast, Greek yogurt, chopped celery, chopped red onion, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

 

2. Fill each half of the Whole Wheat Pita Pocket with baby spinach leaves.

 

3. Add the chicken salad mixture to each pita half.

 

4. Pack each half separately for easy eating.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

 

This sandwich provides a good source of lean protein from the chicken and Greek yogurt, along with fiber and vitamins from the spinach and vegetables.

 

6. Pizza Sandwich

 

Ingredients:

 

a) 2 slices of Italian Bread

 

b) 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce

 

c) 2 slices of mozzarella cheese

 

d) 4 slices of pepperoni or a few pieces of sliced bell pepper for a vegetarian option

 

e) A pinch of dried oregano

 

Instructions:

 

1. Spread marinara sauce on one slice of Italian Bread.

 

2. Place mozzarella cheese slices on top of the sauce.

 

3. Add pepperoni or bell pepper slices.

 

4. Sprinkle a pinch of dried oregano over the top.

 

5. Cover with the second slice of bread.

 

6. Toast the sandwich in a pan or sandwich maker until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.

 

7. Cut into quarters for easy eating.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

 

This sandwich combines the flavors of pizza with the convenience of a sandwich, providing protein from the cheese and pepperoni, along with the goodness of Bon Matin Italian Bread.

 

Packing a nutritious and fun lunch for kids doesn`t have to be a daunting task. With these creative sandwich ideas using Bon Matin bread, you can provide a variety of delicious and healthy options that your kids will look forward to. From the vibrant Rainbow Veggie Sandwich to the delightful Cheesy Apple Sandwich, each recipe offers a unique combination of flavors and nutrients. So, get creative and make lunchtime an enjoyable and nutritious experience for your little ones with Bon Matin bread.