Sticky Stacky Sandwiches

Make Lunch Fun for Healthy Macaroni Kids

By Amy Roskelley, Super Healthy Kids January 25, 2011

The kids love it when we make the same old boring sandwiches, with a new presentation!  Skewering sandwich ingredients is fast and fun.  Kids who normally don’t eat tomatoes on their sandwiches just might when it’s on a stick!

Our Sticky Stacky Sandwich:

whole wheat bread;
cheese (cut with cookie cutters);
more cheese;
and another piece of whole wheat bread.

You can get creative and stack any type of sandwiches this way.  There are a couple ways to make a sandwich healthy for your little ones. 

Use 100% whole grain bread and be sure to include a protein (if using lunch meat, watch for sodium content and nitrates, or cut your own from a home cooked turkey).  Other good protein options are peanut butter/nut butters, meat and bean spreads like hummus.

Vegetables are a great combo with any bean spread or lunch meat. Fruit is perfect for pairing with nut butters. 

Place the finished Sticky Stacky Sandwiches in floral foam or styrofoam, arrange in a flower pot and use as a centerpiece.  Your kids will have fun pulling one out for their midday meal!

For more creative munchie ideas on a stick and other fun meal recipes, visit Super Healthy Kids.