53 Scrumptious Sandwich Ideas for the School Lunch Box (and Not ONE is Vegemite!)

For any parent who feels they peaked too soon in the school year with sandwich making, this one’s for you.

Hold on to your plastic wrap folks, here’s FIFTY-THREE scrummy yummy sandwich combos to feed the kids for the rest of term. Winning!

Sandwiches are usually the main event in kids’ lunch boxes so when they’re the same day in, day out, kids quickly lose interest. Believe me, I KNOW. Keeping bread interesting keeps kids keen – there’s a whole lot of choice beyond white bread! Think about including multi-grain bread, wholemeal bread, rye, bread rolls, wraps, pita pockets and bagels.

Without further ado, let’s discover some new and exciting sandwich combos – and just like we tell the kids – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

sandwich, lunch box

53 Yummy Sandwich Filling Ideas for the Lunch Box


1. Chicken, avocado and mayonnaise

2. Chicken and coleslaw

3. Chicken, pickled carrot and coriander – Banh Mi style

4. Chicken, cheese and BBQ sauce

5. Chicken, crispy bacon, egg and lettuce

6. Chicken schnitzel strips, lettuce and sweet chilli sauce



7. Roast beef, lettuce, cheese and chutney

8. Roast beef, spinach leaves and fresh onion

9. Roast beef, beetroot, spinach leaves and hummus


10. Roast beef, cheese and caramelised onion relish

11. Corned beef, cheese and sliced tomato

12. Beef sausage (cooked, cold, sliced) and tomato sauce


sandwich making


13. Roast lamb, lettuce and beetroot

14. Roast lamb, cheese and tomato sauce

15. Roast lamb, lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion and tzatziki sauce



16. Ham and cheese

17. Ham, tomato and cheese

18. Ham, sliced beetroot, alfalfa sprouts and cheese

19. Ham, hummus and diced sun-dried tomato

20. Ham, cheese, pickle and mustard

21. Ham, salami, lettuce, Spanish onion, cheese, tomato

22. Ham, crushed pineapple (drained), lettuce and grated carrot

sandwich fillers, baguette

Other meats

23. Salami / mettwurst, cheese and tomato

24. Crispy bacon and avocado

25. Crispy bacon and sliced egg

26. Devon / fritz and tomato sauce

27. Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato – classic BLT style

28. Crispy bacon, beetroot and cheese

29. Sliced meatloaf and caramelised onion relish

30. Turkey, lettuce, cheese and cranberry sauce



31. Tuna, grated cheese, lettuce and mayonnaise

32. Tuna, corn, cucumber and mayonnaise

33. Salmon and cream cheese

34. Tuna, mayonnaise, grated carrot, shredded lettuce and alfalfa sprouts

sandwich fillers, bagel


35. Grated cheese and carrot

36. Cheese and sweet gherkin rounds

37. Curried egg and lettuce

38. Sweet mustard pickle and cheese

39. Cucumber and cream cheese

40. Lettuce, tomato, cheese, grated carrot and sliced beetroot

41. Tomato, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto

42. Cucumber, cheese and grated carrot

43. Hummus, avocado and sliced tomato

44. Avocado, tomato, cheese and lettuce

45. Grilled haloumi, capsicum strips and baby spinach leaves

mum central

For the sweet tooth

46. Peanut butter and Nutella

47. Peanut butter, sliced apple and sultanas

48. Peanut butter and sliced banana

49. Peanut butter and raspberry jam

50. Nutella and sliced banana

51. Nutella and sliced strawberries

52. 100s and 1000s – fairy bread style

53. Strawberries and peanut butter

banana and peanut butter sandwich

There you have it, more sandwiches than you can poke a lunch box at and a whole lot of fresh sandwich choices for the kids to munch on. Let us know which ones go down a treat!

For more sandwich inspo, see our 100+ Lunch Box Ideas.

Avatar of Lexi Klaebe

South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

Write A Comment