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Top 10 Lunchbox Sandwich Recipes


The lunchbox is a very special place. It gets thrown around, sometimes stomped on, and has to keep food safe and cool for hours. Make sure your child's lunchbox is the best you can afford. Then, pack it with foods that will stand up to the rough environment!

These top 10 lunchbox sandwich recipes are either sturdy enough to make it through to lunch unscathed, or are packed in components so your child assembles them when he wants to eat. Here's a tip: If you want to assemble the sandwiches ahead of time, spread a very thin layer of butter on the cut sides of the rolls or the bread. Then the moist sandwich filling won't soak into the bread as it sits. And remember that you can vary the ingredients in these recipes. If your child loves ham, use that instead of chicken. Salmon can be substituted for turkey, and any flavor cheese is fabulous in these delicious sandwich recipes.

1. Mini Hero Sandwiches

Mini Hero Sandwiches
Linda Larsen
These little sandwiches are so cute, and so fun to make and eat. They use all of the flavors kids love.

2. Wild Rice Chicken Sandwich Spread

Wild Rice Chicken Sandwich Spread
Linda Larsen
I love this sandwich spread. It's mild and fun to eat. The wild rice is tender and chewy, and the cherries provide a sudden burst of sweetness. Your kids will love it.

3. Chicken Pesto Croissant Sandwiches

Chicken Pesto Croissant Sandwiches
Linda Larsen
I love using tiny croissants for this easy recipe. You can also make this with sliced cooked turkey, ham, or roast beef. And remember that kids love to eat things that are little, so slice the meat thinly.

4. BLT Wrap Sandwiches

BLT Wraps
Linda Larsen
There's nothing better than a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Unless you make it easier to eat! In this sandwich, the tomatoes are chopped up and the lettuce is torn so you get a bit of each fabulous ingredient with each bite. Yum.

5. Crunchy Salmon Sandwich Spread

Crunchy Salmon Sandwich Spread
Linda Larsen
This sandwich spread is very special. Pack it in a small tupperware container along with some tiny pita breads or small rolls and let your child assemble her own sandwiches.

6. Ham and Corn Sandwich Spread

Ham and Corn Sandwich Spread
Linda Larsen
Most children love corn. And most love ham! Combine them in this wonderful recipe with some mild cheese and crunchy, sweet red bell pepper.

7. Peanut Butter Granola Wrap Sandwich

Peanut Butter Granola Wrap Sandwich
Linda Larsen
This sandwich is like a granola bar in a wrap. The granola softens slightly in the peanut butter so the whole thing melts together into a slightly crunchy, slightly chewy delight.

8. Corned Beef and Slaw Sandwiches

Corned Beef Slaw Sandwich
Linda Larsen
Yes, these sandwiches are great in a lunch box - just don't grill them! If your kids love corned beef and cabbage, these sandwiches are a great twist for lunch. If you'd like the same effect, toast the bread before you assemble the sandwiches. Or pack the beef and slaw separately along with some pita breads.

9. Chicken Waldorf Sandwich

Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
Linda Larsen
I didn't really like sandwiches as a child; except for this recipe. There's something about the combination of chicken, raisins, and apples that is soul-satisfying.

10. Ham Salad Wraps

Ham Salad Wrap
Linda Larsen
Deviled ham, that old fashioned product, is the basis for this easy wrap sandwich. The kids will love them!

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