Back-to-school season brings change to routines and often makes each day slightly more hectic, especially for families with little ones. This year, despite the hustle and bustle, you can make quick and easy lunches for your kids (and yourself) that are both simple and better for you. The following sandwich suggestions can brighten busy school days with a taste of home.
Brighten your children’s day with a fun, colorful Caterpillar Sandwich inspired by the experts at Nature’s Own. This tasty snack calls for ham, lettuce, cheese, tomato, cucumber and fresh, soft, fluffy bread before using a cookie cutter to cut out sandwich rounds and shape them into a creepy-crawly (yet delicious) “caterpillar.”
Lunchtime favorites are made using Nature’s Own Butterbread, baked with a simple buttery flavor to take sandwiches to new heights. Plus, it’s made with no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors; no high fructose corn syrup; and 0 grams of trans fat.
Find more inventive sandwich ideas at naturesownbread.com/recipes.
Total time: 25 minutes
4 Nature’s Own Butterbread slices
4 Ham slices
2 Lettuce leaves
4 American cheese slices
1 Cherry tomato
1 Green onion
2 Roma tomato slices
6 Cucumber slices
Mayonnaise or cream cheese
1. Using bread, ham, lettuce, and cheese, make two ham and cheese sandwiches and two lettuce and cheese sandwiches.
2. Cut a cherry tomato in half. Cut green onion into circles.
3. Using a small biscuit or cookie cutter, punch out two rounds from each sandwich.
4. Arrange sandwich rounds on their sides, alternating slices of cucumber and tomato between each.
5. Use a toothpick to secure.
6. Place halved cherry tomato on each end.
7. Using a small amount of mayonnaise or cream cheese, “glue” green onion rounds to cherry tomato for eyes.
Source: Nature’s Own