Healthy Lunch Ideas: Sandwich Pops (Week 36, 52 New Foods) September 19 2012, 1 Comment

healthy lunch ideas sandwich pops

Need healthy lunch ideas? Sandwich Pops to the rescue! But watch out: you may find that friends are lining up to sneak a bite of these fun and easy sandwiches on a stick. Be sure to pack enough to share!

Two weeks into the school year and I’m bored. I find myself leaning on the two to three lunch recipes that my kids will reliably eat. So together we set out to reinvent a classic healthy lunch idea: the basic cheese sandwich. With a little chop here, and a tear of lettuce there, my kids came up with a fun and healthy lunch idea: sandwich pops!

Healthy Lunch Ideas: Sandwich Pops

Prep time: 5 minutes
Assembly time: 10 minutes
Makes about 4 to 6 servings

healthy lunch ideas ingredients

4 large romaine lettuce leaves
2 cups red grapes
1 cup cheddar, diced into ½” cubes
½ French baguette, cut into ½” cubes
12 wooden skewers


1. Start by adding a piece of baguette to your skewer.

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2. Tear a small piece of romaine lettuce and fold it into a square. Add to your skewer.

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3. Pop on a piece of cheese, then a grape. Then reverse the pattern.

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4. Top with another square of lettuce, and a piece of baguette.

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5. Share and enjoy!

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What we Liked:
My kids gobbled up these delicious sandwiches on a stick. Funny how just a simple change can make an otherwise boring lunch much more fun!

* What are your go-to healthy lunch recipes? Share them with us!

Craving more healthy lunch ideas? Catch up on last week’s recipe: Tomato Pops!

About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- the award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at