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!
Scroll down to see all the fun tools I used!
10 Classic Sandwiches On A Stick for Back To School
- croissant , chicken, red grapes, green apple (serve with a container of mayonnaise)
- rye bread , corned beef, swiss cheese, cabbage (serve with a container of Thousand Island dressing)
- toasted white bread , iceberg lettuce, ham, turkey, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, white cheddar (serve with a container of mayonnaise)
- focaccia , ham, salami, mozzarella, olive, red bell pepper (serve with a container of Italian vinaigrette)
- 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)
- pita bread , falafel, cucumber, cherry tomatoes (serve with a container of Tahini or Tzatziki sauce)
- sourdough bread, meatballs, provolone (serve with a container of marinara sauce)
- french baguette , ham, carrot, cucumber, radish, (serve with a container of asian sesame dressing)
- Simply prep the ingredients into bite size pieces and skewer onto a lollipop stick.
- Serve with the appropriate sauce and enjoy!
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)
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Reader Questions and Reviews
What kid wouldn’t have fun eating your lunches!
Not just for kid lunches but great as an appetizers served on toothpicks. Bread is optional.
I’m guessing the ingredients for the Cuban sandwich on a stick would be something like: chicken/pork, ham, swiss & pickles. Mustard on the side.