10 Classic Sandwiches On A Stick for Back To School. So simple and fun, you might want them for your own lunch box!
It wasn’t even a full week after my kids’ last day of school when we received a Lands’ End catalog…for back to school clothing and accessories. Seriously??? Directly into the recycling bin it went.
But here we are, with only a few weeks left of summer break. It goes by too fast!
So, I’m starting to think of the dreaded lunch boxes again.
I try to send them off with leftovers from dinner the night before, especially if it’s a pasta or stir fry dish. I mean, that’s truly the easiest! There are plenty of times leftovers don’t work the next day though, a la sloppy joes, baked tacos, or fish, for example. So, I try to come up with other easy ideas, but also fun.
And what’s more fun then food on a stick?
I thought of all of our favorite classic sandwiches that I make often, and skewered them onto lollipop sticks. I’m sort of smitten with these.
Seems like two of each ingredient on a total of two sticks would be a sufficient lunch, but you know your kid better than I do. Customize to your liking!
- • Chicken Salad - croissant, chicken, red grapes, green apple (serve with a container of mayonnaise)
- • Reuben - rye bread, corned beef, swiss cheese, cabbage (serve with a container of Thousand Island dressing)
- • Club - toasted white bread, iceberg lettuce, ham, turkey, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, white cheddar (serve with a container of mayonnaise)
- • Muffuletta - focaccia, ham, salami, mozzarella, olive, red bell pepper (serve with a container of Italian vinaigrette)
- • Philly Cheesesteak - hoagie roll, roast beef, provolone, green pepper, onion, mushroom (serve with a container of mayonnaise)
- • Lox and Bagel - bagel, lox, lettuce, tomato (serve with a container of dill cream cheese)
- • Falafel - pita bread, falafel, cucumber, cherry tomatoes (serve with a container of Tahini or Tzatziki sauce)
- • Meatball sub (not pictured) - sourdough bread, meatballs, provolone (serve with a container of marinara sauce)
- • Banh Mi - french baguette, ham, carrot, cucumber, radish, (serve with a container of asian sesame dressing)
- • Cuban (not pictured) - ciabatta bread, ham, swiss cheese, dill pickle (serve with a container of mustard)
- Simply prep the ingredients into bite size pieces and skewer onto a lollipop stick. Serve with the appropriate sauce.
Tools I used!
6-inch Lollipop Sticks (4-inch seems too small and 8-inch is difficult to fit into a regular sized tupperware container. I prefer these over wooden skewers because of the dull, safe ends.)
2-ounce Condiment Cups with Lids (I have so many of these from my daughter making slime! 2-ounces seems like plenty of sauce and the lids fit securely. You can get 100 of these for like $5!)
3-cup Rectangular Container (any brand will work, but I love the Lock & Lock kind because they’re airtight and so easy to open and close. Plus they have a removable divider, so they can be used for so many other lunch ideas.)
More lunch box ideas! (Click on images for further details)
*affiliate links were used in this post!