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 Sandwich fillings 

Don’t let things get boring – use this sandwich planner to help you get creative and mix up what goes in your child’s lunchbox.

 Bread ideas  

  • Bagel

  • Pitta

  • Granary bread

  • Roll

  • Wholemeal bread

  • Wrap


  • Flatbread

  • Chapati

  • Panini

  • Thins

  • Crackers


 Filling ideas  

Cheesey apple slaw 
Mix together 1 tablespoon grated apple, 1 tablespoon of grated cheese, 1 chopped spring onion, a squeeze of lemon juice, dash of mayonnaise

Tuna and sweetcorn mayo 

Mix 1 tablespoon of tuna, 1 tablespoon of sweetcorn and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

All sandwich fillings are for one serving.

Salmon smash  

Mix 2 tablespoons tinned salmon with a dash of ketchup

Egg mayonnaise 

Mash together 1 hard-boiled egg and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

Coronation chicken (to make vegetarian swap the chicken for tinned chickpeas) 

Mix together 2 tablespoons of chopped up cooked chicken, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and a pinch of mild curry powder, ½ teaspoon of mango chutney (optional)

Curried tuna 

Mix together 2 tablespoons of tinned tuna, 1 tablespoon of fromage frais or plain yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of diced fresh tomato, pinch of mild curry powder, 1 teaspoon of thinly sliced spring onion (optional) 

Roasted vegetables and feta cheese 

Mix 2 together tablespoons of cold roasted vegetables with 1 tablespoon of crumbled feta cheese. You can roast your favourite veggies by chopping them into bite-sized pieces, lightly coating them with oil and a pinch of with salt and pepper, and cooking them in a preheated (180C or gas mark 5) oven for 35 minutes

Chickpea smash 

Mix together 2 tablespoons of mashed tinned chickpeas, 1 tablespoon of houmous, a small squeeze of lemon, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped cucumber and 1 tablespoon of finely chopped tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Optional ingredients you may want to add, include finely diced spring onion and/or freshly chopped coriander

Houmous, grated carrot and lettuce

Ham/cooked chicken or vegetarian alternative with, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato

Cream cheese and cucumber 
Falafel and houmous  
Your favorite cheese and pickle or chutney


Try and choose wholegrain varieties of bread to increase the fibre content

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It’s always worth freezing different types of bread so that you have a variety to choose from – such as bagels, wraps, wholemeal, multigrain or rolls

Instead of making a sandwich with bread try using lettuce leaves to wrap up your chosen filling. But remember you’ll need to provide another starchy food to replace the bread, such as crackers or breadsticks to make sure your child’s lunch provides them with plenty of energy

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