From the moment we laid hands on one in our weekday lunch boxes, a good hearty sandwich has been an essential part of our foodie lives. Since then though, our tastes have been refined and broadened to include a larger variety of ingredients. The kids can still discover the classics for the first time while the grown-ups can enjoy a more elevated version.
We all love the classic PB + J sandwich, but if you’re looking to step it up, try making your own homemade jam, like this Red Berry Chia Jam. Or swap out the jam entirely and use fruit, like in our Grilled Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich.
This is more of a “fresh fruit jam.” It won’t last till next spring in your refrigerator and it’s not meant to. This sweet-tart blend is for eating right now! And if you make enough, you can gift it too.
This Grilled Peanut Butter & Apple Sandwich includes plenty of protein, fiber, and other nutritious value to keep you running and happy.
There is a lot of debate about what makes a perfect grilled cheese. But one thing’s for sure--this simple, savory sandwich keeps you coming back year after year. The true classic is a no-fuss recipe: simple Pullman bread with American cheese. Make this “End of the Month” Grilled Cheese for the kiddos.
This is a nice change from your usual grilled cheese. It's made with mayo on the outside for perfectly browned and crispy bread on the outside yet it stays tender soft on the inside.
The cheese possibilities are endless, so experiment with different varieties to enhance the flavors and dining experience. For a more upgraded grilled cheese, try this Emmental & Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese on for size.
If you're craving the ultimate comfort grilled cheese sandwich, try this hearty version with Emmental cheese, caramelized onions, and mushrooms.
Turkey sandwiches, a lunchtime staple, are not just made from cold cuts anymore. As great as those are, sometimes you want a little something extra to take the sandwich to the next level.
This Harissa Avocado and Turkey Panini is not your average panini, homemade bread lathered in Harissa, and loaded with avocado, turkey, and Muenster cheese!
Cheese makes yet another appearance in yet another sandwich, because cheese makes everything better. Sliced bread, sliced cheese, and sliced cooked ham are all you need, as this recipe is quick and easy to prepare. This sandwich is great cold or hot and, like the others, can be combined with a lot of other great ingredients. For a ham and cheese sandwich that both kids and adults can enjoy, check out SideChef’s 7-Layer Ham and Cheese Cake. It’s pretty on the outside and delicious on the inside.
An elevated and trendy take on the classic ham and cheese sandwich. It is like a savory cake that is similar to a sandwich, but with large amounts of filling and garnish, similar to a layered cream cake.
So, technically, you can’t pack this sandwich in your lunch bag but we thought we’d throw it in just for fun. You enjoyed them from the grocery store or the ice cream truck; now, make these Ice Cream Sandwiches with the kids and continue the tradition.
Learn how to make one of the best summertime desserts--the chipwich. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich is simply delicious and so easy to make.
While you’re making lunches for the kids, think of making one for yourself too.