20 Healthy and Yummy Sandwich Recipes for Kids

Healthy and Yummy Sandwich Recipes for Kids

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Sandwiches are easy to make and prep up. If you’re planning meals for the week, it’s good to throw in a couple of those goodies in your kid’s school lunches or even dinners. Heck, they can have sandwiches for breakfast too! Check out these simple sandwich ideas for kids and start whipping some tasty treats for those hungry tykes. Experiment with the quantities and make the sandwiches to suit your baby’s taste buds. They’ll love them!

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Easy Sandwich Ideas for Children

Easy Sandwich Ideas for Children

Below is a compilation of the 20 most popular bread sandwich recipes for kids. Try these out, and your kids will feel fully satisfied by the end of their meal.

1. Club Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich is an all-time classic that kids love to munch on. Here’s a slightly modified version of the delicious Club Cheese Sandwich for those hungry little monsters.

Ingredients Needed

  • Thin strips of smoked bacon (optional)
  • Slices of whole wheat bread
  • Grated carrots
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Soft cheese, grated
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Some toothpicks
  • Salt and pepper as per taste

How to Make

  • Grill the bacon for five minutes on both the sides.
  • Cut the sides of the bread and spread out the slices on a platter.
  • Top them with bacon.
  • Mix the grated cheese and carrots, and add some salt and pepper.
  • Lay the carrot filling on top of bread slices.
  • Layer the filling with some slices of tomato and cucumber.
  • Add another layer of cheese.
  • Top it with another slice of bread and use a toothpick to secure the filling in place.
  • Repeat the procedure for as many sandwiches as you want.

2. Smoked Gouda and Roasted Bell Pepper Sandwich

If your kids love gouda and muenster, we’ve got a special treat for them!

Ingredients Needed

  • Half-inch slices of Pullman Bread
  • Thin slices of smoked gouda cheese
  • Some slices of muenster cheese
  • Roasted bell peppers (chopped/sliced)
  • Arugula leaves
  • Soft butter (unsalted)

How to Make

  • Spread some butter on each slice of bread.
  • Then, add a layer of gouda and muenster cheese.
  • Layer with some bell peppers.
  • Add a thin layer of Arugula leaves
  • Add one more layer of smoked gouda cheese.
  • Top it with another slice of bread.
  • Toast these sandwiches on medium flame in a nonstick frying pan and cover it with a lid.
  • When you see your sandwich turning golden brown, flip it over and continue to cook till the other side looks the same.

3. Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich

Kids love a cheesy snack, and this one’s really simple to make.

Ingredients Needed

  • White sandwich bread
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Butter
  • Basil or oregano
  • Marinara sauce or ketchup

How to Make

  • Butter all the bread slices generously.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and toast the bread slices. buttered side down.
  • Immediately add some slices of mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle some oregano and basil.
  • Add another slice of bread that has been buttered, keeping the buttered side up.
  • Toast the sandwich for a few minutes until the bread turns golden brown on both the sides.
  • Add more butter to the pan if required.
  • Cut the sandwiches into equal triangles and serve with a dash of marinara sauce or ketchup.

4. Salami and Cheese Sandwich

A sandwich that barely takes ten minutes to make and serves as a quick and wholesome snack for your little munchkins.

Ingredients Needed

  • Bread
  • Salami
  • Cheese slices
  • Mayonnaise
  • Butter
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes

How to Make

  • Spread some butter on one side of each bread slice.
  • Preheat the pan and place the bread slices on them, buttered side down.
  • Top it with some cheese and allow it to melt.
  • When the cheese melts, layer it with some salami, lettuce leaves and sliced tomatoes.
  • Cover it with a slice of buttered bread.
  • Toast the sandwich on both the sides till it turns golden brown in colour.

5. Apricot, Cheddar and Cheese Sandwich

Variety is the spice of life and nutrition as well. This sandwich takes the cake and is very easy to make.

Ingredients Needed

  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Sourdough bread slices
  • Dried apricots
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced sweet onions
  • Honey
  • Stone-ground mustard
  • Grated horseradish
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make

  • Mix the chicken, mayonnaise, apricots, horseradish, salt, pepper, honey, sour cream and the chopped pistachios in a large bowl.
  • Lay some bread slices on a platter.
  • Add layers of sliced onion, tomatoes and lettuce leaves.
  • Add a layer of the chicken mixture.
  • Add another layer of with tomato and onion slices along with some lettuce.
  • Cover the sandwich with a slice of bread slices.
  • Press firmly, and cut the sandwich diagonally.
  • Serve with some crisps.

6. Cheese ‘N’ Greens Sandwich

A great option for fussy eaters. This recipe exemplifies simplicity and can be prepared within a few minutes.

Ingredients Needed

  • Bread slices
  • Broccoli florets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Crushed black pepper

How to Make

  • Drizzle some olive oil, and sprinkle some salt, pepper on the broccoli florets and mix.
  • Spread the florets on an oven tray and bake it for ten minutes in a preheated oven.
  • Smother some butter generously a bread slice, and place it in a skillet with the buttered side down.
  • Layer with cheese, broccoli florets and add another layer of cheese on top.
  • Once the cheese melts, cover it with a slice of bread.
  • Smother some more butter on top and cook the sandwich on both the sides approximately 5 minutes or till the cheese binds the slices together and the bread turns golden brown in colour.
  • Cut the sandwiches and halves and serve with some sauce.

7. Apple, Cheese, and Ham Sandwich

Sometimes kids crave a fruity treat, and this one delivers exactly that.

Ingredients Needed

  • Multi-grain bread
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Ham Slices
  • Grated apple
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Honey

How to Make

  • Whisk the honey, mustard, and mayonnaise together.
  • Spread this mix over the bread slices.
  • Top the slices with cheese and layer with ham and grated apple.
  • Cover the sandwiches with the other slices of bread.
  • Cut the sandwiches in halves and serve with a garnish of leftover ingredients to your kids.

8. Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Say goodbye to summer heat with these delicious cucumber cream cheese sandwiches. Here’s how you make them.

Ingredients Needed

  • Whole grain bread
  • Cream cheese
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh dill
  • Salted butter
  • Black pepper (ground)
  • Salt for taste

How to Make

  • Tap the cucumber slices with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Mix the cream cheese, dill, lemon zest, pepper and salt in a bowl.
  • Spread some butter on one side of the bread slices.
  • Add a layer with the mix cream cheese mixture.
  • Top the filling with some slices of cucumber.
  • Cover the sandwich with bread slices.
  • Cut the edges of the sandwich and serve.

9. Grilled Pear Sandwiches

Who says pear and sandwiches don’t go hand-in-hand? Try out this recipe and see for yourself.

Ingredients Needed

  • Slices of french bread
  • Brie cheese slices
  • Sliced pears
  • Softened butter
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat.
  • Butter up the bread slices on one side and toast them with the buttered side down.
  • Add a slice of brie cheese on the bread.
  • Sprinkle some thyme.
  • Once the cheese melts, add the pear slices, salt and pepper.
  • Close of the sandwich with another slice of bread and flip it over, continuing to cook for two to three minutes.
  • Cut diagonally and serve hot.

10. PB Carrot Sandwiches

Kids love peanut butter, and by adding carrots to the spread, you introduce more nutrition to this already healthy snack. Here’s how you can do it.

Ingredients Needed

  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Shredded carrot
  • Apricot marmalade
  • Raisins

How to Make

  • Mix the peanut butter, raisins, carrot and marmalade thoroughly in a bowl.
  • Generously spread it on a slice of bread and add another slice of bread on top.
  • You can use this spread pita bread, buns and tortilla rolls and prepare more variety of this nutritious snack.

11. Boiled Egg Sandwich

You can turn a boiled egg into a delicious evening snack with this recipe below.

Ingredients Needed

  • Boiled eggs
  • Sliced bagel
  • Large tomato slices
  • Lettuce leaf

How to Make

  • Cut the egg into slices.
  • Cut the bagel horizontally in two halves.
  • Layer the sliced egg, lettuce leaf, and sliced tomatoes on one-half of the bagel.
  • Complete the sandwich with the second half of the bagel.
  • Serve for a hearty breakfast or lunch.

12. Egg Mayo Sandwich

A classic among classics, this sandwich is for those times when you want to treat your little one like a king (or queen!). Please note this is high in fat and is a great option if you want your child to gain weight.

Ingredients Needed

  • Boiled eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chopped green onions
  • Yellow mustard
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make

  • Remove the shells and dice the boiled eggs.
  • In a bowl, mix the eggs with some mayonnaise, green onions, mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the mixture generously over a slice of bread and top it off with another slice of bread.

13. Cold Cut Sandwich

If you’re looking to add some protein to your child’s diet, meat is the way to go. Here’s our signature cold cut sandwich recipe.

Ingredients Needed

  • Corned beef cold cuts
  • Rye bread loaf
  • Sauerkraut
  • Thousand island dressing
  • Butter
  • Swiss cheese

How to Make

  • Butter up the rye bread loaves and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Add some thousand island dressing and follow up with a dash of sauerkraut.
  • Layer the cold cuts and some cheese on the top.
  • On another slice of bread, spread some thousand island dressing.
  • Put it face down over the cheese.
  • Apply some butter to the sandwich on the top.
  • Bake it for 3 to 4 minutes approximately at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and serve immediately.

14. Grilled Turkey and Parmesan Sandwich

Have some leftover turkey in the kitchen? Then it’s time to put it to good use and whip out from it a couple of delicious sandwiches!

Ingredients Needed

  • Sandwich bread
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • Marinara sauce
  • Unsalted butter

How to Make

  • Heat a skillet on medium flame.
  • Butter up one side of the bread slices and place them on the skillet with the buttered side down.
  • Add a slice of mozzarella cheese over it.
  • With a spoon, drizzle some marinara sauce over the cheese.
  • Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and layer up the turkey slices on them.
  • Add another layer of mozzarella cheese and complete the sandwich by covering it with another slice of bread.

15. BLT Sandwich

Every sandwich queen knows that BLT is the king of all sandwiches. BLT or Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwiches are very wholesome and filling. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients Needed

  • Bacon
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Slices of bread
  • Iceberg lettuce leaf
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cooking oil

How to Make

  • In a skillet, roast the bacon for approximately 10 mins. Remove them in a plate.
  • In the same pan, prep up the slices of bread.
  • Add layers of bacon, lettuce leaf and sliced tomatoes.
  • On a slice of bread, apply some mayonnaise and place it on top of the sliced tomatoes.
  • Cut the sandwich into triangle-shaped pieces and serve hot.

16. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel

This sandwich recipe is for kids with a sweet tooth!

Ingredients Needed

  • Plain bagel
  • Cream cheese
  • Fresh fruit jam
  • Peanut butter

How to Make

  • Cut the bagel horizontally in two halves.
  • Layer some cream cheese and peanut butter on one half.
  • Spread the fresh fruit jam on the second half of the bagel and place it on the half that has the peanut butter and cream cheese spread.
  • Ta-da! Your Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel is ready!

17. Grilled Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich

If your kids are all up for trying out new things, why not show off this cool little recipe that leaves them hungry for more? Here’s how you can make it.

Ingredients Needed

  • Slices of bread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Margarine

How to Make

  • Generously spread some peanut butter on one side of the bread slices.
  • Add some cheddar cheese on the top.
  • Cover up with the other slices of bread.
  • Apply some butter to both sides of the sandwich.
  • Cook it in a skillet for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Cut into equal triangles and serve fresh.

18. Fruity Peanut Butter Sandwich

Fruits and peanut butter together are a powerhouse of nutrition. Try this whopping recipe out and let your kids surge with energy.

Ingredients Needed

  • Slices of bread
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Sliced green apples
  • Banana slices
  • Sliced pears
  • Peanut butter

How to Make

  • Toast the bread slices and layer them with a generous serving of peanut butter.
  • Top them with the sliced fruits of your choice
  • Complete the sandwiches by topping them up with other slices of bread.
  • Press gently and cut it into triangle-shaped pieces.

19. California Wrap Sandwich

Here is a vegetarian version of the famous California wrap sandwich, one of our signature veg sandwich recipes. Enjoy!

Ingredients Needed

  • Hummus
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Grated beetroot
  • Grated carrot
  • Fresh peas
  • Sprouts

How to Make

  • Take the hummus and generously spread it over the tortillas.
  • Top it with beetroot, carrot, fresh peas, sprouts, and wrap it up neatly to make a delicious and filling California Wrap Sandwich.

20. Turkey and Bean Burrito

Burritos are the avant-garde of dinner delicacies and are filling too. Beans and turkey are rich sources of protein and here’s a protein-filled, power-packed meal recipe to boot.

Ingredients Needed

  • Canola oil
  • Crushed garlic cloves
  • Shredded turkey
  • Pinto beans
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Sliced onions
  • Cumin powder
  • Chilli powder
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped green chillies
  • Lime juice
  • Green cabbage
  • Grated pepper cheese

How to Make

  • Pour some canola oil in a large saucepan and heat it over a medium flame.
  • Throw in the onion slices and follow up with cumin powder, garlic, pepper cheese and keep cooking for a few minutes.
  • Add green chillies, tomatoes and switch over to low flame for 15 minutes afterwards.
  • Then add the shredded turkey and beans in the mix.
  • Keep cooking it for the next 5 minutes. Let it cool.
  • Spread out the mix by topping it over your tortillas evenly.
  • Top your burritos with cabbage, pepper cheese, make sure to roll and serve fresh.

Turkey and Bean Burrito

Things to Remember While Making Sandwiches for Kids

  • Always include some ingredients that your kid loves, and ensure the flavours go well together.
  • Do not go out of the way while experimenting with the sandwich recipes.
  • Always pack a fruit along with the sandwich to ensure your kid gets all the nutrition he requires for the meal.
  • Bread generally can be dry, so pack some juice or give him a bottle of water along with the sandwich.
  • You may choose to keep the bread crust on as that will help fill your kid’s stomach. Or, you can prepare a fresh vegetable salad with croutons made from the bread crusts and pack it along with the sandwich.

The trick to sandwich making is variety and creativity. Try out these sandwich ideas for kids, give your own creative spin and watch your kid look forward to school time lunches. You won’t see your kids being fussy eaters anymore once you give these a try.

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