Sandwiches are boring, Mom! Put the bread away and think of other ways to complete your child’s packed lunches. These bloggers have some great ideas — follow their lead!
Pitas are a fun twist on simple sandwiches. Simply stuff them full of whatever you would have put between two slices of bread and you’ll have a meal that’s fun to eat and cool to your kids. Grace, from Eats Amazing, took it a step further by stuffing hers with tuna and then flowing with an entirely fish-themed lunch.
Wraps are easy alternatives to sandwiches, but they can be tricky for little hands to hold and eat. Follow Grace’s lead and slice the wrap, then stick it on a skewer for a simpler way for little hands to enjoy. She has the whole process laid out over at Eats Amazing.
Eats Amazing did it again, by substituting bread with an English muffin. She layered hers with ham, but you can fill it with anything from peanut butter and jelly to chicken salad. Even though it won’t be eaten hot, Grace toasted her muffins before making the sandwich to make them less chewy than an untoasted muffin.
Muffins can be difficult to layer with meat and spreads, so blogger Keeley McGuire baked the meat right in! She cut up hot dogs and baked them into the batter of these corn muffins, perfect for a weeknight dinner or to fill little lunch boxes.
You can jazz up your mid-day muffin meal even more by making these tasty veggie muffins. Pack them as a side in your child's brown bag, or bake them with meat like McGuire suggested above.
Make these muffins on Sunday, then store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Serve at room temperature or reheat at 350 degrees F.
Waffles and pancakes aren't just for breakfast! Try using those in place of bread for sandwiches.
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