As a parent, creating variation in your child’s packed lunch boxes can be hard, especially when you’re rushed for time.
If your child is complaining of having the same sandwiches, why not try these simple variations to get your child eating their packed lunch again.
If you are short of time and you have ample of leftovers left from your dinner, rather than throw those leftovers away, why not utilise them in your sandwiches the next day? You're not only saving time but you will be creating less waste. Here are some leftovers that are perfect as sandwich fillers.
Cold meat sandwich
If your child has a sweet tooth and loves those sweeter fillings, why not try these healthy variations.
Banana and Nutella
Banana and honey
Strawberries and Nutella
Peanut butter and bananas
If you want to keep your sandwiches plain and simple, why not stick to these tasty fillings
Chicken and bacon
Marmite and cheese
Salmon and cream cheese
Cheese and mayo
Make the sandwich look FUN!
Even though your sandwiches are tasty, getting your child to try them can be hard. What better way to get your children to eat their sandwiches than making them fun and appealing. Here are a few easy sandwich decorations you can do at home.
You can make a simple face on the sandwich by using a sauce.
If you are making an open sandwich, arrange the fillings so that they create a smiley face.
Use food cutters to make interesting shapes with the sandwiches. This also helps get rid of those pesky crusts!
Use different variations of fruit and veg in the sandwich to make it more colourful!
We hope these ideas give you inspiration for your next packed lunch box.