How to Make Fun Lunches for Toddlers and Kids!

how to make healthy food fun for children - sandwich and lunch ideas

The good old sandwich!

Sandwiches tend to be my go-to for quick lunches and snacks. They don’t have to be the same old, same old though! Here are some ideas for jazzing them up a bit 🙂 And if you want more lunchtime ideas, take a read here of these fun lunch ideas!

Fancy triangles

So not a huge variation on the regular triangular offering but add a slice of cucumber or go that step further and cut them again to make “mini” sandwiches. Easy peasy. Here I used some cucumber stars with the mini sandwiches.

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Wraps are always good for making smiley faces:

Fun food for children

Open sandwiches

Why not try the cheese or ham on the outside to make open sandwiches?

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Use different types of bread for contrast

By using brown and white bread, you can make some pretty patterns:

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Bite size

So as above, try small sandwiches. I find if I cut things up smaller, little b tends to eat more of said food. Think tiny triangles, small squares or little shapes.

Sandwich kebabs

You can pretty much “kebab” anything you like. Here I tried sandwich kebabs and b loved them. I find b likes plain bread and then hummus as a dip on the side.

Kebab Sandwiches

Fancy something different for lunch? Take a look at our BB8 Star Wars Sandwiches and Harold Helicopter Sandwiches! Don’t forget to pin these ideas if you like them!

how to make healthy food fun for children - sandwich and lunch ideas


  1. Love this post. I really struggle with sandwich inspiration and my one year old won\’t eat them at all so it\’s great to have some ideas for varying things a bit. Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare

  2. Ahh these are lovely. How about using gingerbread man/ lady cutters, I used to adore this as a child (: Also star sarnies!

  3. Fab ideas for snadwiches! My little one is not a fan of sandwiches, although would probably go for the deconstructed kind which could also be an idea 😉 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Loving these posts! Emily

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