Brown Bag Sandwich Ideas

I am in need of sandwich ideas for my husband and 23yr. son for their lunches. They're really not picky eaters. Just no PB & J or tuna fish.
Does anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks

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By G.maW from Sheridan, MT

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May 24, 20120 found this helpful

Wraps are always good and easy to eat, too. Chicken or egg salad, ham and cheese, any cold cuts, or even leftover meatloaf or pot roast or roast chicken. I pack my husband's (and my own) lunch, and I do try to add some variety, like some fresh veggies or fruit, plus chips or a cookie. One of my current favorites is ham and cheese with mayo and sliced bell pepper. There are SO many options, I don't really know where to start (or stop, apparently!).

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May 24, 20120 found this helpful

You could put chopped ham and cheese on a bun, and at lunch time they can microwave it for a few seconds until the cheese melts. Meatloaf sandwiches using homemade meatloaf is good, as is homemade egg salad or chicken salad.

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When you cook dinner for the family, cook a little extra and put it in microwave-safe containers for their lunches. I always packed fruit, snack and a napkin in my families lunch bags along with the sandwich.

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May 25, 20120 found this helpful

I buy a rotisserie chicken and debone it. Dh gets chicken sandwiches with lettuce, cheese, hummus spread and a small pepper (but not too hot) on the side for the sandwich in addition to: 1 bag cookies; 1 bag mixed nuts, mini shredded wheats, and some dried fruit; 1 bag chocolate covered raisins, dried fruit, peasut butter filled pretzels; 1 protein granola bar; 1 Joint Juice beverage, 1 bag with celery, a pickle, cabbage and carrots, 1 Nonni's Biscotti, one healthy high carb granola bar; and a banana.

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It's annoying to get all the stuff together to pack the lunch box, so I set up a 'center' in which everything is neatly fit onto 2 shelves in one place and the bags are pre-filled as they run out. The bags of misc items are configured to be small servings and made as healthy as possible using whole grains and organic ingredients. He has an active job, a good metabolism, and requires constant refueling throughout the day in small portions and he does not have diabetes.

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May 26, 20120 found this helpful

My mother was a genius with sandwiches for 5 school age children.

Boil eggs, peel and slice them long ways. Slice pickles long ways or use bread and butter pickles or dill pickles if you like them. Spread miracle whip on each slice of bread. This was my favorite.

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Slightly brown a slice of bologna, add thinly sliced onion, and mustard to taste.

Mom used to spread apple butter on graham crackers and wrap in wax paper. crackers would be soft by lunch time.

Pimento cheese is a good sandwich material. I always add pickle relish to it if I am unable to find it with pickle.

Mom always had cookies in a cookie jar. These were a part of our lunch. I have met with some of the guys I went to school with and they want to know if I cook and bake as she did.

The cookie jar always 1/2 full until Dad came in. She made soft cookies and to this day that is all I will eat. I am past 70.

But one sister would eat only peanut butter and jelly. Mom changed the kind of jelly each day, but it was still the same.

By the way peanut butter and sweet pickle slices are a great sandwich.

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