Sandwiches are the go-to lunchbox filler for many children and grown-ups alike. It’s easy to slip into the habit of making the same old sandwich, but it’s possible to put anything you like between two pieces of bread, so get creative! I’m sharing a selection of sandwich recipes for lunchboxes which I hope will spark ideas and get your sandwich mojo flowing again!
A number of these sandwiches are grilled, and although I love a hot sandwich, don’t write -off putting a cold toastie in your lunch box. Cold pizza’s good, am I right? Same goes for hot, melty sandwiches.
The blogging community is filled with talented foodies and this collection of sandwiches comes from both sides of the pond. Don’t forget to think outside the box with your creations, we have sandwich rolls, sandwich kebobs, and even a waffle sandwich… yum!
16 Sandwich Recipes for Lunchboxes
Love Bug Sandwich
Grace has plenty of creative ideas for cute sandwiches on her blog Eats Amazing. I think this Valentine’s love bug sandwich may be my favorite. My kids would go crazy for this cute design and why not spruce up your simple sandwiches into something more special.
Avocado Crab Salad BLT
Stacey at The Soccer Mom Blog is showcasing her Avocado Crab Salad BLT… it looks pretty delicious. Anything with an avocado/bacon combo is a win in my book.
Grilled Cheese Kabobs
Michelle from My Gluten-Free Kitchen is having fun with a ham/cheese toastie and made these Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Kabobs. The Twins have been gluten free this past month and I must say, grilled cheese is the best use of gluten-free bread!
Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto
Is anyone else a little bit hooked on those Starbucks mozzarella tomato paninis? One of those washed down with an iced tea is my go to when I’m hanging out with my laptop. Why haven’t I tried making my own before?! Whitney at Salt and Baker has a recipe that will do the trick… Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Sandwich. Yum!
Pepperoni Cheese Rolls
Alli from Dancing Through the Rain is thinking outside the box on the trusty sandwich and came up with Pepperoni Rolls. They look pretty amazing paired with their tomato sauce dip!
Sushi Sandwich Roll-Ups
Melodee from Spaceships and Laserbeams is also rolling her sandwich but chops them up to look like sushi rolls, so much fun for the little ones. Check out her Sushi Roll Up lunch idea, I’m definitely giving this a go…
Chickpea Curry Salad Sandwich
Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes is going vegan with her sandwich and offering a Chickpea Curry Salad Sandwich. We absolutely love curry in our household so I’m all on board for putting it between two slices of bread!
As a mom of seven (yep, seven!), Jasmine knows a thing or two about feeding little ones. Blogging at Styling Cravings, Jasmine has a tutorial for how to make a fairy sandwich… I must admit I had never heard of this until recently and I know my daughter is going to love it!
Chicken, Bacon, Pepper Jack Ciabatta
Beth from Small Town Woman is offering a Grilled Chicken Bacon Pepper Jack Ciabatta which I think will be just as delicious cold as straight off the grill.
Krystle from Baking Beauty is stacking it up with a California Club Sandwich… so good!
Luxury Egg Mayonnaise
Husband and wife team Dom and Sam blog at Recipe This. They love a bit of Instant Pot action and don’t stop when it comes to the humble sandwich. They have created a Luxury Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich.
Rainbow Vegetable Wraps
Bintu blogs over at Recipes from a Pantry and have created ever so healthy and colorful Rainbow Vegetable Wraps. These look amazing and hopefully, the rainbow colors will encourage those kiddos to eat more veggies!
PB&J Waffle Sandwich
This next offering looks amazing for breakfast, but I also know my kids would eat waffles for every meal if I’d let them. Rebecca from Strength and Sunshine has been busy with the waffle iron and come up with Gluten-Free PB&J Waffles Sandwiches… oh my, are you hungry yet?
Ever wondered what to do with your leftover meatloaf? Put it in a sandwich of course. Another delicious creation from Small Town Woman, the Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich with Chipotle Ketchup.
Just for fun, considering turning your kid’s favorite sandwich into Lego! These Easy Lego Sandwiches from Eats Amazing will go down well with anyone!
A Whole Sandwich Book:
And last but by no means least, I must show off this Fish Finger Sandwich from my best friend Max, who also happens to be King of the Sandwich. He not only runs the coolest sandwich restaurant on the planet, he also published a book earlier this year. Max’s Sandwich Book comes highly recommend and this is just one of his delights:
Can you do better? What’s your signature sandwich?
Michelle ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen
August 9, 2018 at 9:14 pm
I love all of these sandwich ideas and I can adapt most of them to be gluten-free for me! Thanks for this round-up and for including my gluten-free grilled cheese kabobs. I hope your twins enjoy them!
August 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm
Thanks so much for your contribution Michelle! ❤️❤️
June 9, 2019 at 6:15 pm
Healthy and tasty lunch. I wipe my sandwich maker clean when it is still hot.