This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
School starts for us in a few weeks, but I actually never stopped making school lunches this summer. My son has been spending his days between home and grandparents this summer, while my daughter is at daycare – and I make their lunches most days. But what do you make that your child will actually eat? Sandwiches that are perfectly sized for little hands! With the assistance of Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns I have a few simple sandwiches that my kids eat without complaint. Read on for a little more kids lunch inspiration…
Several years ago when my son started daycare – and became a super picky eater – I had to get creative with his lunches. Bento-style lunches were all the rage, and I bought a few sandwich cutters to help me out. (He especially loved different shaped cheese!) While my daughter isn’t picky about her food, I know I have to make it fun some days or she’ll ignore it. So the sandwich cutters have made a reappearance!
Within a few seconds, cheese is cut into flowers and stars – and they fit great on Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns! My daughter doesn’t love to eat sandwiches as sandwiches – she prefers to take everything apart – so this is just great for her.
Do you have a child that will eat lunch meat? My son loves ham, my daughter loves everything, and I love to make lunch meat look like a bear. If it makes me smile, maybe it will make them smile. And again, the bear fits perfectly on the Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns. I definitely won this round. (I think my extra points were in the shape of a star-shaped cheese – and placed on the Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns.)
We can’t forget the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. (Again, my son prefers just peanut butter, while my daughter is all about some jelly.) My son often gets a half sandwich for his school lunches – a slice of bread cut in half, and then made into a sandwich. That’s not the case when I’m using Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns. They’re so easy to make smaller portions, and they are perfect for little hands!
My daughter is also a fan of eating the Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns sans any toppings. She’s a smart girl. Also? These are so easy to give her. Both of my kids love bread, and there may have been a time last school year that my son requested bread and butter sandwiches for his lunch. (No shame, moms. I *may* have sent this sandwich in more than once during the final month of school. And I’m sure it’ll make a reappearance in a few months.)
We most recently found our Pepperidge Farm® Bakery Classics Slider Buns on sale at Target, and she threw a fit when I wouldn’t let her open the bag in the store. (Sometimes I do put my foot down.) Also, try to ignore her messy hair. We’d had quite the day playing.
I would love to know what sandwiches you’re making for your children this school year. I’ve been checking this site for inspiration and I have a few more weeks to prepare!