Staying out of the sandwich rut


Are your little ones tired of the same old sandwiches for lunch? Are you starting to notice more uneaten lunches at the end of the school day?

Sandwiches are great and all, but eating them every single day can get boring — even for kids! We've got you covered with some sandwich-free lunch ideas that will get eaten!


Leftovers are your best friend for school lunches! Our insulated food jars will keep any warmed up dinner time leftovers toasty. Think warm veggie soup, or gooey mac and cheese!

Bread Alternatives

Tortilla Wraps, Croissants, Pita Pockets - While they're not far from a sandwich they can be made much more exciting! Here are some ideas:

  • Pinwheels – Spread cream cheese on a tortilla and add a thin layer of meats and veggies, roll up the tortilla and slice in ½ rolls
  • Quesadillas – Plain cheese, steak, or chicken quesadillas can all be kept hot or cold. Include a side of sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for extra flavour.
  • Pita pockets – Pita pockets can be stuffed with everything from chicken salad or tuna salad to deli-sliced meat and cheese. 

Salad Bar

Did you know our insulated food jars can also keep salads crisp and cold?

Start by filling your food jar with lettuce or baby spinach or bulk out with pasta or noodles. Pack other toppings in one of our handy Bento Two's  such as additional veggies, fruits, meats, cheeses or seeds. Include a small container of dressing. Your child can add everything to the food jar at lunch time, put the lid on and shake it up to distribute the dressing.

Muffin tin meals

There are lots of easy lunch box sized meals that can be cooked in the oven in muffin tins or even our Lunch Punch Jumbo Silicone Cups. Savoury egg muffins, mac and cheese bites, and taco cups to name a few.

Kebab Sticks

You can put anything on a stick and it immediately becomes an exciting treat that kids love. Meat and cheese, salad items, fruit, sausages, chicken nuggets - the list is endless. Try threading these on our Lunch Punch Stix which are made to fit in most bento boxes!

DIY Pizza Snack Stacks

My kids love the cheese, meat and cracker 'pizza' stack packs you can get at the supermarket - this is a great way to save some money by making them yourself. Simply fill a snack box or lunchbox with toppings and let your kids stack them as they please!

For toppings, try salami and cheddar, ham and pineapple or tomato and olives. 

 What's your go-to sandwich free lunch option? Let us know!

steph and the crew

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