One of the most frustrating things about being the mom of a preschooler is when you make them a healthy, nutritious lunch…and they won’t eat it. So, my goal is to make lunch fun too. These mini fun shapes sandwiches are perfect for preschool lunches and will help your kids want to eat their entire lunch in one sitting.
I made these sandwiches with peanut butter and jelly on white bread, but you could use other peanut butter alternatives if your child or someone in your classroom has a peanut allergy. Our favorite peanut butter alternatives are sunflower butter and soynut butter.
You can serve these fun sandwiches with a frozen berry and spinach smoothie, some microwaved potato chips and teddy bear s’mores for dessert.
Ingredients and Supplies
Mini Cookie Cutters
Lay out your slices of bread and make a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as usual.
You will need to make a few sandwiches since you will only be able to make about 4 mini fun shapes sandwiches per regular sandwich. Mom, you will probably be eating the crusts and leftover parts of the sandwich.
Once the sandwiches are made, choose a cookie cutter and press down to cut through the sandwich. These cookie cutters are small so they are about as tall as the sandwich is. You will need to press hard and then twist a little to be sure the bottom cuts all the way through.
Then just pop out your mini sandwich from the cookie cutter. Repeat the process until you have enough mini sandwiches as you think you will need. I was truly surprised at how many mini sandwiches my daughter ate – overall, much more than if she was given a sandwich cut in half.
I love using white bread and peanut butter and jelly because the sandwich gets “sealed” on the edges when you cut through with the cookie cutter. They end up just like the Uncrustables we buy at the store.
My daughter is going to love opening her lunchbox and seeing these mini fun shapes sandwiches waiting for her in a few weeks when preschool starts.
You can also use the cookie cutters to make other things in fun shapes, which I will be sure to share when I can take some pictures. A few ideas for you – french toast fun shapes, quesadilla fun shapes, sugar cookie fun shapes, pancake fun shapes…I could go on and on.
- Mini cookie cutters
- White bread
- Peanut Butter
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