It’s that time of year again! I’m talking about back to school. The time of year that you either can’t stop looking forward to or you wish would never come. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium. Me, I’m eager to see the day arrive. I like the routine and the schedule.
I don’t like the early mornings, however. Now, it’s getting easier now that my kids are old enough to brush their own hair and teeth, but there’s still a lot to do at a time too early to function properly. Thus, I try to make them run as smoothly as possible by getting as much prepared the night before as I can. That means nothing unexpected. Homework completed, school papers signed, clothes selected, and lunches packed.
Speaking of lunches, do you know what else is fun? Sandwiches in shapes. And our flower-shaped Almond Butter Blueberry Spread Sandwich is a hit. But another great option to liven up their afternoon is a sandwich out of the ordinary and on a stick. That’s right, a Sandwich on a Stick. This kind of unexpected is not only OK, but full on encouraged!
For our Sandwich on a Stick, we used roast beef lunch meat, provolone cheese, and Nature’s Harvest® bread for a triple stacked Sandwich on a Stick. Nature’s Harvest bread is baked with whole grain nutrition. Paired with Little Bitesâ„¢ Snacks, it’s a wholesome choice that’s sure to be the â€œLife of the Lunchboxâ„¢”!
It’s everything you love about your favorite lunchmeat sandwich, but on a stick. Like a kebab, a Sandwich on a Stick is not only a fun, unexpected lunch option but it’s also an especially good choice for kids who prefer to pick apart and consume each component of their sandwich separately, like my Buzz.
He likes a sandwich, he just doesn’t like it as a sandwich. He likes the meat, the cheese, the bread, just not quite all together. So put it on a stick!
To keep our Sandwich on a Stick in place, we capped each end with a square of a cheese stick. Another great option would be a cube of carrot, pickle, or whatever veggie or fruit your kids love. We, however, have cheese sticks. Because Mom has to go to the store now that the kids are back in school.
I’ll be sure to pick up more Nature’s Harvest® bread and Little Bitesâ„¢ Snacks, too. It’s a winning combination, great for after school, and really is the â€œLife of the Lunchboxâ„¢”!
- 2 slices Nature's Harvest bread
- 4 slices lunchmeat, we used roast beef
- 1 slice provolone cheese, cut into fourths
- Cube of cheese, veggie, or fruits for ends
- First, take a small circle cookie cutter and cut circles out of the bread. You'll need 3 circles of bread per stick, which you should get out of 1 slice of bread.
- Slide on a cube of cheese, fruit, or veggie you're using to cap the end. Then a circle of bread, a folded piece of lunchmeat, and a fourth of cheese. Repeat, ending with your 3rd circle of bread and capping the end.
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