99 Lip-Smacking Sandwich Ideas for Kids (With Recipes Inside!)Surely they'll eat some of this!

Making kids’ lunches is a daily routine for a lot of us parents and sometimes providing our kids with variety can be a difficult challenge.

While some kids are happy to have the same fillings every day, others get bored and complain. “Not Vegemite again,” is one of my son’s most used phrases when packing school lunches in the mornings.

So we’ve put together some of our favourite healthy sandwich ideas for kids. And thank you to our community of mums who shared their favourite sandwich filling suggestions on our Facebook page!

Our favourite sandwich recipes:

Have you tried all the classics yet? You may be able to rotate these into the daily lunch box battle or you may discover a combination that your kids haven’t tried but actually love!

1. Tuna Salad Sandwich

Check out the recipe here!

via bettycrocker.com


2. Plain Tuna Mayo Sandwich

Check out the recipe here!

via sortedfood.com


3. Vegemite and Cheese

Check out the recipe here!

via manusmenu.com

4. Egg Salad (egg and lettuce)

Check out the recipe here!

via marthastewart.com

5. Ham, Cheese and Tomato

Check out the recipe here!

via bakersdelight.com.au

6. Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato

Check out the recipe here!

via jamesbeard.org

7. Tomato Mayo

Check out the recipe here!

via savorandsavvy.com

8. Cheesy Salami Tomato

Check out the recipe here!

via unclejerryskitchen.com

9. Cucumber, Cheese, Carrot

Check out the recipe here!

via rakskitchen.net

10. Cucumber Avocado

Check out the recipe here!

via twopeasandtheirpod.com

11. Avocado Egg Salad

Check out the recipe here!

via eatingwell.com

12. Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato

Check out the recipe here!

via simplyrecipes.com

13. Salmon Salad

Check out the recipe here!

via bumblebee.com

14. Lemony Cucumber Cream Cheese

Check out the recipe here!

via chewoutloud.com

15. Tuna Cream Cheese

Check out the recipe here!

via eatgood4life.com

16. Salami and Cream Cheese

Check out the recipe here!

via natashaskitchen.com

17. Pepperoni Pizza-Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Check out the recipe here!

via askchefdennis.com

18. Spinach Egg Sandwich

Check out the recipe here!

via shutterbean.com

19. Grilled Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

Check out the recipe here!

via tasteofhome.com

20. Frittata Sandwich

Check out the recipe here!

via honestcooking.com

More sandwich fillings to try:

Savoury Sandwich Fillings

If your children are willing to explore a little bit, then why not give their taste buds a tangy twist with these savoury sandwich filling ideas.

ham and cheese bagel | Stay at Home Mum
via Bigstock

Danish Feta, Cucumber and Olive Tapenade

Cucumber, Turkey and Hummus

Roasted Veggies and Feta

Corned Beef, Cheese and Pickles

Salami, Swiss Cheese and Mayo

Ham and Potato Salad

Salmon, Avocado and Cream Cheese

Spinach, Ricotta and Sliced Lamb

Chicken, lettuce, tomato

Tuna, tomato, lettuce, cheese, mayo

Baked Beans, cheese, lettuce

Canned Spaghetti, cheese

Boiled egg and lettuce, ham

Coleslaw sandwich, ham

Fish, lettuce, tomato

Lettuce, tomato, cheese

Avocado, pepper and salt

Pickled onions and cheese


Sweet Sandwich Fillings

If your child has a sweet tooth, then these sandwich fillings may be more suited to his taste. And while they are sweet, they also contain fruit.  And fruit is healthy. So they are healthy. The end.

Nutella and banana sandwich | Stay at Home Mum
via Bigstock

Banana and Honey

Peanut Butter and Jam (not suitable for school)

Grated Apple and Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter and Banana (Not suitable for school)

Carrot, Sultanas and Cream Cheese

Sultanas and Peanut Butter

Nutella and Banana

Almond Spread and Banana

Nutella and strawberry

Honey, apple, sultanas

Jam and cream cheese

Apple and lemon butter

Apricot jam and banana

Raspberries and almond spread

Nutella and blueberries


Leftover Sandwich Fillings

What did you have for dinner last night? There are a number of leftover sandwiches you can make to not only reduce your food waste but also re-create the sandwich. Have you tried?

Meatball roll | Stay at Home Mum
via Bigstock

Roast Chicken and Pesto

Roast Chicken and Coleslaw

BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potato

Turkey, Cranberry Sauce and Cream Cheese

Chicken Schnitzel, Cheese and Salad

Meatballs and Cheese

Rissoles and Tomato Sauce

Quinoa Patties with Chutney

Savoury Mince and Grated Cheese (Sloppy Joes)

Roast Chicken, Mayonnaise and Avocado

Bolognaise, cheese, tomato

steak and salad

BBQ sausages, lettuce, cheese

Roasted Vegetables

Potato salad

Rissoles, lettuce, tomato

Fish, mayo, cheese

Mexican mince and salad

Lasagna and cheese

Pork chops and salad

Curry, tomato, lettuce

Roast beef, smoked cheese


Super Healthy Outside the Square Fillings

If you want your kids to love veggies, the following combinations will make them change their minds. Plus, schools will definitely approve this type of lunches because what else is healthier than veggies, right?

Vegan Tortilla Wrap | Stay at Home Mum
via Bigstock

Smashed chickpea and avocado

Avocado, Rocket and Feta Cheese

Vegetable Frittata Omelette slice and Rocket

Smashed Avocado, Kale, tomato

Pulled chicken and Avocado

Turkey, lettuce, tomato

Goats cheese and fig

Kalamata olives and tuna

Stuffed focaccia and lettuce

Spinach and boiled egg

Quinoa and salad

Lentils, lettuce, tomato, red onion

Fig, banana, almond spread

Roast vegetable, cream cheese

Mushrooms, kale, onion

Greek yogurt and pulled chicken

Hummus, lettuce, tomato

Salmon and wasabi


How do your kids prefer their sandwiches?

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