Totally awesome sandwich fillings

You’ll never be stuck for sandwich filling ideas…EVER…AGAIN!

Use these super sandwich ideas to take lunch to a new level.

Close up on pair of young girl's hands removing a healthy wholesome wholemeal bread ham sandwich from her lunch box during breaktime

Some of these suggestions are truly kid-friendly and some are more exotic.

It’s great to challenge the kids’ taste buds with different sandwich fillings.

Vegetarian

  • Egg and lettuce – mix egg with a little light mayo or butter (plus optional curry powder). Top with crunchy fresh lettuce and/or alfalfa or snow pea sprouts
  • Banana and ricotta cheese or peanut butter or honey (not for under 12 months)
  • Sultanas, grated carrot and ricotta cheese
  • Ricotta cheese, baby spinach leaves and sliced cherry tomatoes.
  • Baked beans and grated cheese – drain a little of the juice off or it gets messy! Great toasted.
  • Hummus and roasted vegetables
  • Roasted vegetables – roasted capsicum and eggplant (DIY or from a jar), tomato, baby rocket or spinach and black olive tapenade
  • Mexican salsa – diced cherry tomatoes, red onion and avocado, lime juice, coriander leaves (great atop rice cakes or toasted Turkish)
  • Veggie or lentil burger, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, dollop of natural yoghurt and sweet chilli sauce – the burger can be toasted in a sandwich press or cooked in a non-stick fry pan from frozen for 2 minutes each side (quicker than you think!). Excellent on a wrap. Deb’s favourite!

Fish

  • Tuna, ricotta, corn kernels and grated cheese
  • Cream cheese, tuna, cucumber and carrot
  • Tuna and home-made coleslaw – mix together finely shredded green cabbage and red cabbage, shallots, parsley and natural yoghurt
  • Salmon and caper salad – mashed a small tin of drained pink salmon with a fork and mix in a little mayo and ½ tsp of finely chopped capers. Top with avocado, cucumber, tomato and baby spinach or lettuce
  • Smoked salmon, capers, cottage cheese mixed with some fresh dill, cucumber and rocket
  • Nicoise tuna – Tuna, lettuce, tomato, sliced olives, sliced hard-boiled egg, parsley and a little mayo
  • Crumbed fish with lettuce, tomato and mayo – use your leftover fish from fish and chips. Great on a wrap!

Meat

  • Turkey meat, cranberry sauce (or chopped dried cranberries), lettuce and swiss cheese
  • Rare roast beef, cottage cheese, Dijon mustard, tomato, avocado and baby spinach. Note: rare roast beef is available from your supermarket or deli, or you can use your own left over roast beef!
  • Lean chicken, ricotta, baby rocket and zucchini (cook slices in a non-stick frypan or grill pan till browned and tender)
  • Shredded lean chicken, ricotta, cooked sweet potato and chives
  • Ham, cottage cheese mixed with some corn relish, cucumber and alfalfa or snow pea sprouts
  • Mexi-chicken – lean chicken, mashed avocado, lettuce, diced tomato, red onion, coriander and a dash of taco sauce or salsa. Super on a wrap.
  • BLT – lean short-cut bacon, lettuce and tomato (+ avocado and mayonnaise if you like)
  • Roast lamb (use your leftovers), yoghurt, tomato, lettuce and grated carrot
  • Roast lamb (use your leftovers), pesto, grated carrot, sliced cheese
  • Leftover spaghetti bolognaise – great on a toasted sandwich

Eat happy!

Deb

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