To help you up your lunchbox game and keep meals fresh, we’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite sandwich recipes from Catherine McCord, the blogger behind Weelicious and a mom of three.
Cookie cutters and plant-based food coloring add an element of fun to a basic sandwich.
Forget PB&J’s! How about trying a HPB (ham, pineapple, and biscuit sandwich)? The sweet and savory ingredients packed between two golden, buttery biscuits will wow your kids.
This sandwich is aptly named after McCord’s daughter Chloe, who chose lettuce, Cherokee tomatoes, thick slices of cheddar cheese, and black olives as the key ingredients.
Don’t have a meat lover? Stack diced veggies and cubed cheese on a skewer for a delicious and uniquely presented lunch idea.
Another fun way to use sandwich bread is by molding it into makeshift sushi rolls. Simply slather fillings like cream cheese, cinnamon, and honey or shredded carrots and hummus between flattened bread.
This Vietnamese sandwich can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, but when McCord made this one, she chose seasoned ground pork, grated pickles, carrots, cucumbers, and a thick spread of mayonnaise. “It was like a heaven-sent discovery for my kids. I’m talking an all around dream sammie,” she explains.
“If you’re looking to pack an enviable sandwich for your kids’ first day of school, I totally suggest this one,” McCord says. Fresh slices of turkey, crispy bacon, sliced tomatoes, and cheddar cheese make every bite better than the last.