We are back to school in just 2 weeks. I’m probably more excited than the kids. I can’t wait! I love the routine it helps us keep from easier bedtimes to keeping everyone busy.
None of my kids like to buy their lunch at school, so I make three lunches (sometimes four if my husband wants a lunch from home) every single day. They never want to take hot food because there are so few microwaves, so I try to vary up their sandwiches so it’s not the same pb&j or turkey and cheese every day.
One thing they love for me to make are what I like to call the UnSandwich. It takes no time, and the kids just love it. Here’s what you need:
- Lunch Meat
- Baby Kosher Dill Pickles
- Cheese Cubes
When I make the UnSandwiches, I put a layer of pretzels on the bottom of the container. I also like to use Nature’s Harvest® Bread. My kids love the Honey Wheat. I always find the best price for it at Walmart, and I love that it’s baked with at least eight grams of whole grains per serving and with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or colors.
Then, I slice everything up. I cube the bread, which my kids love since, they don’t like crust. I also cut the lunch meat into thirds and stack it up, and then I slice up baby kosher pickles.
Next, I just stack everything onto toothpicks and give each kid about six of them in their lunch. I have tried putting everything on the pretzel sticks, but the pickles never work. So, if you skip the pickles you can make the UnSandwich on pretzel sticks.
Depending on the kid, I also include a little container of mustard, mayonnaise, or ranch salad dressing for dipping. Honey mustard is also a great one for dipping, too.
I use cupcake liners to separate additional thing like berries, grapes, tomatoes, baby carrots, and more. Then, we finish it off with something special like Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Snacks. The packages are easy to open for little hands, and my kids love anything that’s bite size.
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This is such a cute and unique idea, I’ve never seen anything like it! Your kids are so lucky to have you!
Love this idea for school lunches. Sandwiches tend to get boring so this is great.
I wouldn’t mind having these unsandwiches for lunch! Love the idea of using cupcake liners, very handy size! We homeschool and the kids love pasta for lunch,
I think my daughter would love these unsandwiches for school lunch! She hasn’t started school yet but is still in camp so I think we’ll give these a try tomorrow!
These are so cute and creative!! I wouldve never thought of making sandwiches that way
Fun! You combined some of our family’s favorites. I could easily enjoy that lunch, too!
My son was never crazy about ‘sandwiches”. I was always decontructing something for the lunchbox
This is a wonderful and creative idea!! I will do it for my son.
What a neat idea for a school lunch!!! I know my kids would love if they had their food on sticks like this.
That’s such an adorable lunch idea! With kids, it’s important to be creative when it comes to preparing food to make lunch a little more fun for them!
Mine have never been sandwich eaters, so this works for me. Finger foods for kids are so fun!
I want you to pack my lunch, too! So fresh and delicious. My girls liked the chocolate chip little bites when they were still home. I’m going to remember this the next time the grands spend the night.
Omg what a cleaver lunch idea! I bet my daughter would love this!
Oh, this is a great idea. I love this creativity, will try to my son.
This sounds cool and wonderful. Might try it soon too. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a neat idea and would make a great lunch box treat! my kids would love this so much! this is a must try!
Ooh like a deconstructed sandwich? Well that sounds pretty darn delicious if you ask me, I would love this right now!
What a cute name for these! My son loves eating these as snacks but I never though about packing them for lunch.
I’m so excited that school is starting again soon! My son is a picky one but recently he started trying new things.
This is so new topic as “unsandwich” 🙂 My family does not like the pickles :-/ You are so amazing person who knows how to show some creativity!
My kids always pack some fresh veggies, fruits, string cheese, boiled eggs 🙂 They also love sandwiches