The sandwich is usually a go-to for food a toddler will eat. But, even the sandwich may need a few creative adjustments to avoid a picky eater from turning up their nose.

If you skim Pinterest, there are a plethora of elaborate examples of creative sandwich ideas. They are cute and all, but not very realistic for time and ingredients you have available in your home.

Recently we have been creating cute sandwich sushi lunches for our little one. First, they are simple and second, our toddler eats them. Below we share a few of our simple creative sandwich ideas that have been a hit at our house.

Ham & Cheese Sandwich Sushi

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We have kept this sandwich super simple: ham, cheese, and a little bit of butter on the bread. It is unique enough to pique our child’s taste buds and super simple for us to whip together.

Ham & Cheese Sandwich Sushi

Ingredients

  • 2 slices ham
  • 1 slice cheese
  • 1 piece bread
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. Cut off the bread crust. Roll out your bread with a rolling pin or just pound flat with your hands.
  2. Butter your bread.
  3. To one side, add the ham and cheese. Begin to roll the side with the meat and cheese until you have created a long sandwich roll.
  4. Cut into bite size pieces and serve.

Turkey & Avocado Sandwich Sushi

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Sneaking a little green into a sandwich is always a good thing. The avocado gives the sandwich a unique look, but it is not overpowering. If your child despises avocado, you could try it with spinach.

Turkey and Avocado Sandwich Sushi

Ingredients

  • 2 slices turkey
  • 1 slice cheese
  • 2-3 slices avocado
  • 1 piece bread
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. Cut off the bread crust. Roll out your bread with a rolling pin or just pound flat with your hands.
  2. Butter your bread.
  3. To one side, add the turkey, cheese, and avocado. Begin to roll the side with the meat mixture until you have created a long sandwich roll.
  4. Cut into bite-size pieces and serve.

Pizza Sandwich Sushi

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Pizza is a food that most children will eat. We’ve turned the pizza into a sandwich sushi roll and it has gotten rave reviews in our home! To make it a hot sandwich, use the oven or toaster oven to toast the bread after creating the roll.

Pizza Sandwich Sushi

Ingredients

  • 6 slices pepperoni
  • 1 slice cheese
  • ½ tbsp pizza sauce
  • 1 piece bread

Instructions

  1. Cut off the bread crust. Roll out your bread with a rolling pin or just pound flat with your hands.
  2. Butter your bread.
  3. To one side, add the pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese. Begin to roll the side with the meat mixture until you have created a long sandwich roll.
  4. Cut into bite- size pieces. Optional, toast in the oven to create a hot sandwich.

We are always looking for intriguing foods to try with our child. The sandwich is a staple food in our home. We have enjoyed finding a few creative sandwich ideas to dress it up and make lunch a little more fun! (Plus get our child to eat just one more bite of food than they normally would.)

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