6 Easy “Sandwich-on-a-Stick” Lunch Box Ideas for School or Work

6 Easy “Sandwich-on-a-Stick” Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Who else is gearing up for the fun and excitement of a new school year? My kids just started again and we are slowly working back into a structured routine after the leisure of summer. I’m always looking for fun new lunch box ideas for school and work, and I know you are too. Today I’m sharing 6 Easy “Sandwich-on-a-Stick” lunch box ideas that are fun, delicious, and no more work than making a traditional sandwich. Plus, who doesn’t love eating something off of a stick? My kids request these all the time.

Today I’m working with Horizon Organic and I’m so excited about it. Did you know that only 6% of all refrigerated milk sold is USDA certified organic? Such a small amount! You all know that hobby farming has my heart, and so I love supporting organic dairy. I don’t have a milk cow of my own, so I get it from the next best source – Horizon Organic. They are committed to small family farms, the environment, and delicious dairy products. We love their cheese sticks and milk boxes and keep them on hand to make packing lunches even easier. Want to learn more about what organic means, especially when it comes to dairy? Find out more on the Horizon Organic website here.

Now on to those lunches! Simple, varied, and fun; you are going to love these as much as we do.

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Tips on incorporating organic into your lunch boxes:

  • Horizon Organic Milk Boxes and Cheese Sticks make for great grab and go options.
  • When buying organic produce, just pick out a few at a time. Send your kids with organic carrots and celery or bell pepper and cucumbers instead of all three. You’ll keep more variety in their lunches and have less food waste in the fridge.
  • Shelf-stable organic items are great to have on hand, and they don’t spoil quickly. I fill our lunches with nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, and even organic popcorn.

Tips for getting a packed lunch out the door:

  • If you have little kids below school age, it’s nice to make their lunch box (and yours!) in the morning when you are making the other lunches. I just stick the little boys’ lunches in the fridge and then lunch is done for everyone, even the ones at home!
  • Have your kids help you decide what they want for lunch and get them involved in the prepping/packing. When my kids have a little say in their lunch, they are much more likely to eat it.
  • If you have a nut-free school (ours is not), try sun butter (made from sunflower seeds) in place of peanut butter, and omit any nuts.
  • To cut down on morning prep time, make a veggie box and have the kids take from it for their lunches.
  • Use cupcake liners to keep food separated.

Tips and Tricks for Making These Great “Sandwich-on-a-Stick” Lunch Box Ideas

  • My kids and I love these for lunch and they don’t take much more time than making a traditional sandwich.
  • I found it easiest to make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then slice it into bite-sized pieces.
  • I like to get the ingredients we are using for the day ready and have my kids make their own sandwich-on-a-stick.

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

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6 Easy “Sandwich-on-a-Stick” Lunch Box Ideas for School or Work


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving is 3 Sticks

Description

6 Easy “Sandwich-on-a-Stick” Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.


Ingredients

Pizza Sandwich-on-a-Stick

  • baguette pieces
  • Horizon Organic Mozzarella Cheese Stick
  • organic pepperoni
  • organic cherry tomatoes
  • organic black olives
  • marinara for dipping
  • 3 four-inch pieces of wooden skewer
Classic Ham and Cheese Sandwich-on-a-Stick
  • sandwich bread, cubed
  • organic ham luncheon meat
  • Horizon Organic Milk Cheddar Cheese Stick
  • organic leaf lettuce
  • 3 four-inch pieces of wooden skewer
  • mayo/mustard/or a mix of the two for dipping
Chicken Salad Sandwich-on-a-Stick
  • hearty whole grain bread, cubed
  • organic chicken luncheon meat
  • Horizon Organic mozzarella Cheese Sticks
  • organic green apple pieces
  • organic red grapes
  • 3 four-inch pieces of wooden skewer
  • mayo for dipping
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-on-a-Stick
  • sandwich bread, cubed
  • peanut butter or other nut butter
  • jam or jelly
  • organic sliced banana
  • organic raspberries or blackberries
  • 3 four-inch pieces of wooden skewer
Veggie Sandwich-on-a-Stick
  • hearty whole grain bread, cubed
  • Horizon Organic Cheddar Cheese Stick
  • organic cucumber slices
  • organic bell pepper pieces
  • organic cherry tomatoes
  • 3 four-inch pieces of wooden skewer
  • hummus for dipping
Club Sandwich-on-a-Stick
  • sandwich bread, cubed
  • organic ham and turkey luncheon meat
  • organic cooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Horizon Organic Cheddar Cheese Stick
  • organic cherry tomato
  • organic leaf lettuce
  • 3 four-inch pieces of wooden skewer
  • mayo/mustard/or a combo of the two for dipping

Instructions

  • Cut breads, veggies, luncheon meats, Horizon Organic Cheese Sticks, and anything else needed into bite-sized pieces.
  • Poke bread on the skewer and push it towards the end. Layer on the rest of the sandwich toppings, adding more bread as you like and ending with bread to create a stacked sandwich on a stick.
  • Repeat at least two more times for three total sandwich-on-a-stick skewers.
  • Serve mayo/mustard/or a combo of the two on the side for dipping. Marinara is great with the pizza sandwich-on-a-stick and hummus is great with the veggie.
  • Place in lunch box and round out the meal with fruits, vegetables, and a Horizon Organic Milk Box.
  • Enjoy for a lunch, storing it in a lunch box with ice packs as needed.

Notes

  • My kids and I love these for lunch and they don’t take much more time than making a traditional sandwich.
  • I found it easiest to make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then slice it into bite-sized pieces.
  • I like to get the ingredients we are using for the day ready and have my kids make their own sandwich-on-a-stick.

Now let’s take a closer look at each lunch! That way you can get some good ideas flowing for when it’s time for you to pack a lunch for you or your kids.

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

 

Pizza Sandwich-on-a-Stick Lunch Details:

  • Pizza Sandwich-on-a-Stick (3, or more as needed), directions in recipe box above
  • Marina sauce for dipping
  • Sliced colored bell peppers
  • Fresh peach
  • Strawberry Horizon Organic Milk Box

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Classic Ham and Cheese Sandwich-on-a-Stick Lunch Details:

  • Ham and Cheese Sandwich-on-a-Stick (3, or more as needed), directions in recipe box above
  • Mayo/mustard/or a combo of the two for dipping
  • Pickles
  • Banana
  • Strawberry Horizon Organic Milk Box

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Chicken Salad Sandwich-on-a-Stick Lunch Details:

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich-on-a-Stick (3, or more as needed), directions in recipe box above
  • Mayo/mustard/or a mix of the two for dipping
  • Sliced cucumber and cherry tomatoes
  • Mixed nuts + chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Horizon Organic Milk Box

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-on-a-Stick Lunch Details:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-on-a-Stick (3, or more as needed), directions in recipe box above
  • Sliced colored bell peppers, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Horizon Organic Cheddar Cheese Stick
  • Chocolate Horizon Organic Milk Box

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Veggie Sandwich-on-a-Stick Lunch Details:

  • Veggie Sandwich-on-a-Stick (3, or more as needed), directions in recipe box above
  • Hummus sauce for dipping
  • Blackberries and raspberries
  • Mixed nuts + chocolate chips
  • Strawberry Horizon Organic Milk Box

6 Easy "Sandwich-on-a-Stick" Lunch Box Ideas are perfect to take to school or work and are a fun twist on all of your favorite classic sandwiches.

Club Sandwich-on-a-Stick Lunch Details:

  • Club Sandwich-on-a-Stick (3, or more as needed), directions in recipe box above
  • Mayo/mustard/or a mix of the two for dipping
  • Grapes
  • Mixed nuts + chocolate chips
  • Horizon Organic Milk Box

Thank you for letting me share these fun Sandwich-on-a-Stick lunch box ideas with you today. They are ones you are going to come back to again and again!

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1 Response
  1. deb c

    I wish these things were invented when I or my kids were little! Cold lunch was always sooooo boring. I love these ideas! You are such a fun mom! 🙂

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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