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I’m always stuck in a rut on what to pack for the kids’ lunches, so sandwiches are often the default . Here are 5 easy sandwich ideas the next time you want some inspiration beyond the typical PB&J. All these ideas taste great on many different kinds of bread – white, wheat, pita or mini buns which is what we used here.

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Bacon Avocado Tomato – My kids tend to not like lettuce so avocado is a good substitute and filling too.

Cucumber with Veggie Spread – You can use veggie dip or veggie cream cheese with ham. Omit the ham for a vegetarian sandwich and substitute another veggie like bell peppers.

Carrot and Hummus – They taste great as an snack so why not in a sandwich? Use shredded carrots found in many grocery produce sections to save time.

Nutella and Bananas with Pecans – This isn’t one I’d pack often since it’s on the sweeter side but the kids love the bananas and the pecans add a nice crunch. You can certainly do peanut butter and bananas and omit the pecans to make it nut-free.

Grilled Cheese, Apples and Jam – A sweet and savoy combo that reminds me of my favorite brie and apple appetizer, made kid-friendly.

What are your favorite sandwiches to make your kids?

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.