Sandwich Filling Ideas

Heaps of sandwich filling ideas for kids school lunches. Find some lunchbox inspiration with over 100 sandwich filling suggestions.

The good old sandwich is lunchbox staple for a reason, it is quite fast to make and put together, and the bread is a perfect vehicle for all sorts of sandwich filling contents. I’ve put together a comprehensive list of sandwich filling ideas to help you with your lunchbox packing for back to school. If you’re looking for ideas that aren’t sandwiches have a look at my 20 non-sandwich lunch ideas.

SPREADS

  • Peanut Butter
  • Vegemite
  • Honey
  • Marmite
  • Promite
  • Jam
  • Nutella
  • Biscoff or Biscuit Spread
  • Savoury Paste Spread – like Peck’s Devilled Ham Paste

Spread ideas

  • Peanut butter & honey
  • PB & J
  • Vegemite & Cheese
  • Honey & Banana
  • Vegemite & Lettuce
  • Apricot jam & sliced banana
  • Vegemite & avocado
  • Vegemite & honey
  • Peanut butter, grated carrot, sprouts and sultanas
  • Jam & cream cheese
  • Peanut butter & banana
  • Peanut butter, cheese, lettuce & sultanas

Egg combinations

  • Egg & mayonnaise
  • Egg & lettuce
  • Egg, mayonaise & lettuce
  • Curried Egg
  • Curried Egg & lettuce
  • Egg salad
  • Egg, bacon & BBQ sauce
  • Egg BLT (bacon, lettuce & tomato)
  • Egg, cream cheese & rocket

HAM combinations

  • Plain Ham (or with a sauce)
  • Ham and salad
  • Ham, cheese & tomato
  • Ham, cheese & mayonnaise
  • Leg ham, cheese & baby spinach
  • Ham, cheese & rhubarb relish
  • Ham, cheese & mustard
  • Ham, cucumber & Heksenkaas (Dutch cream cheese w/ garlic & leek)
  • Ham salad sandwich with cottage cheese
  • Ham off the bone, fresh tomato, salt & pepper on fresh white bread
  • Ham, cheese, tomato, crunchy lettuce, beetroot, salt & pepper
  • Ham & coleslaw
  • Ham, cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, spinach & avocado

Chicken and Turkey COMBINATIONS

  • Chicken, lettuce & mayonnaise
  • Chicken & salad
  • Mexican chicken & salad
  • Chicken & avocado
  • Chicken, cheese & mayonaise
  • Chicken, cheese & lettuce
  • Chicken, cheese & avocado
  • Satay chicken & salad
  • Chicken, pesto & salad
  • Chicken, celery, mayonnaise & spring onion
  • Chicken, avocado, lettuce & mayonnaise
  • Chicken, salad with wholegrain mustard & lemon
  • Roast chicken & pasta salad
  • Roast chicken, apple, walnuts & mayonnaise
  • Chicken, BBQ sauce & cream cheese
  • Chicken loaf and grapes (this is a community member’s favourite sandwich filling)
  • Chicken, mayonnaise & dill pickle
  • Chicken, grated carrot & lettuce
  • Chicken schnitzel, mayonnaise & lettuce
  • Chicken, aioli & lettuce
  • American style fried chicken
  • Coronation Chicken 
  • Chicken, cheese & pineapple (this is great toasted)
  • Chicken, greek yoghurt, grated cucumber & lime
  • Chicken & coleslaw
  • Turkey, salad and mayonaise
  • Turkey, cheese & cranberry sauce
  • Turkey, capsicum and avocado
  • Roast turkey, cheese, lettuce & cranberry sauce
  • Turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato

TUNA AND SALMON IDEAS

  • Tuna & mayonnaise
  • Tuna, cheese & mayonnaise
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese with salad leaves
  • Tuna, egg & mayonnaise
  • Fish fingers
  • Tuna, avocado & cheese
  • Salmon & avocado
  • Tuna, mayonnaise & lettuce
  • Tuna & salad
  • Tuna & coleslaw

Salad & Vegetarian

  • Salad sandwich
  • Salad, beetroot & cheese
  • Spiced mashed potato & sauce
  • Mung Beans & mayonnaise
  • Cucumber
  • Cucumber & mayonaise
  • Baked beans
  • Grated carrot, sultanas & cream cheese
  • Avocado feta smash
  • Carrot & hummus
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Cucumber, carrot & cheese
  • Grilled capsicum & zucchini with cheese & sauce
  • Avocado & hummus
  • Coleslaw

Other Meat Fillings

  • Roast beef & mustard
  • Roast beef & salad
  • BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato)
  • Corned Beef/Silverside, lettuce, cheese, tomato & mustard
  • Silverside, mayonnaise, red onion, tomato with salt & pepper
  • Sausage Sandwich with sauce
  • Devon or lunch meat & sauce
  • Salami, cheese & chilli mayonnaise
  • Pulled BBQ Beef & coleslaw
  • Pulled pork & coleslaw
  • Roast pork, salad & apple sauce
  • Roast pork, cheese & basil pesto (also great toasted)
  • Rissoles & sauce
  • Bacon, brie & cranberry sauce
  • Pizza sandwiches (also great toasted)
  • Liverwurst
  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • pastrami, cheese, tomato & rocket

Cheese

  • Plain cheese
  • Cheese & corn relish
  • Cheese & mustard pickles
  • Cheese, tomato sauce & pizza topping herbs (also great toasted)
  • Cheese & beetroot
  • Cream cheese, diced celery & sultanas
  • Cheese & vegemite
  • Cream cheese & red pesto
  • Cheese & aioli
  • Cheese & cucumber
  • Cottage cheese & tomato
Or, if your child is completely over sandwiches, you could try some of my non sandwich lunch ideas

 

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