Why would you want no-sandwich lunch ideas? Well maybe you’ve got a munchkin like mine that won’t eat a sandwich? You’ve seen my lunches, you know what I’m talking about. I think a lot of people do a sandwich because it’s easy or because it’s what they know, so I’m giving you 8 non sandwich lunch ideas!
What’s great about sushi in a lunchbox? Well, it’s quick and easy to make and can use up whatever fillings you’ve got in the fridge. My daughter has actually had ham and lettuce sushi- embarrassing to admit, but it was what she wanted.
Our favourite: smoked salmon and carrot with mayonnaise…don’t forget the soy sauce!
- Rice paper rolls
Again, a really versatile lunch addition. You can combine whatever ingredients you want and make an awesome (gluten free!) lunch with rice paper rolls. In the right lunchbox they keep really well too.
Our favourite: leftover bbq chicken with noodles, carrots and corn and kecap manis.
- Egg wraps
Not only are they awesome for using up eggs, but they add extra protein to lunches. Fill them pretty much as you would any wrap and enjoy!
Our favourite: poached chicken with salad and mayonnaise.
There are so many scroll combinations on my blog, and so many more that I have in the pipeline. Why? Because they freeze and defrost well and they are grab and go. I live for grab and go. It’ s so simple even my 3 year old can pack his lunch!
Our favourite: ham and cheese enriched scrolls because they contain extra goodness!
Tortillas have become a mainstay in our house and are made regularly. We always do a double batch to ensure we have some left in the freezer. Use them on a skewer cut up with fillings on the skewer as well, or use them as sandwich bread or wraps.
Our favourite: deconstructed sandwiches that get eaten however the kids like presented on a skewer!
Muffins aren’t just sweet. They can be savoury too, like these pizza ones, or haloumi, zucchini and mint or even broccoli and cheese. So they are a good sandwich replacer. Find me a kid that turns down a “Cake”!
Our favourite: broccoli and cheese!
- Bread sushi
It’s like a sandwich but it’s flatter and much more fun. You need some food picks to pull it off, but it’s awesome. And here’s how: chop off the crusts, flatten the bread with a rolling pin and fill. Then roll it up! Fill it with whatever you like, but I’ve found lining it with something dry such as cheese or a slice of ham stops it from going soggy. Secure with food picks then chop into 2 or 3 pieces.
Our favourite: ham, grated cheese and grated carrot.
- Mini pizzas
Mini pizzas are the most easy to grab and go from the freezer item ever! We make them out of yoghurt dough and they are basically no-fail. Even the most un-baker-y type person can do these. Top them how you want.
Our favourite topping: bacon and zucchini!