Crustless sandwich pockets are delicious for lunchbox packing or snacking. They are an easy recipe to make with the kids. They are filled with fresh fruits and veggies.
Crustless Sandwich Pockets in the Lunchbox
What’s on your lunchbox packing plans this year? I have three kids and I’d like to tell you that by the third the lunchbox became an easy pack; it did not. Each one of my children had their own set of likes and dislikes. My youngest was always, and is, my pickiest with a constant changing palate.
One thing that has stayed consistent is that she is not a traditional sandwich eater, but neither am I. Crustless sandwich pockets were a fun pack. I created then for her and now I’m sharing them with you.
They are easy to make, speak to the crustless bread eaters out there and are filled with delicious mixes that are slightly different than what we often call a traditional lunchbox sandwich.
- 2 slices of honey wheat bread
- 2 tablespoons Peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 Banana
Cut the bread slices with a large circle cookie cutter to create circular shapes.
Stir the peanut butter and honey together. Spread it on one side of each of the circles.
Cut half of the banana into thin slices. Add several slices onto one side of the peanut butter and sprinkle a light coat of cinnamon on top of the banana pieces.
Add the other piece of bread to create a sandwich.
Using a fork, press around the edges of the circle so that it forms a sandwich pocket.
Wait! Did you need this peanut free? I’ve got you covered! Swap the peanut butter for WOWButter®; it’s a peanut and tree nut free peanut butter alternative. You can find it in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarket.
Fill it with veggies: Cut the bread slices with a large circle cookie cutter to create circular shapes. Stir 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing together. Spread it on one side of each of the circles. Add thin slices of cucumber and/or shredded carrots to one side. Add the other piece of bread to create a sandwich. Using a fork, press around the edges of the circle so that it forms a sandwich pocket.
Ranch Dressing: Use your favorite. My personal favorite is the avocado ranch dressing located in the produce aisle at Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.
Other Fruits: Try fresh sliced strawberries or thin slices of apple pieces in the pockets depending on your likes and dislikes.
Lessons for Children when making this recipe: Make these with your kiddos, there’s always lessons to be learned with even the simplest of recipes. Here are a few to focus on when making these sandwich pockets;
- Measuring ingredients
- Knife safety
- Following directions
Looking for other unique lunchbox packing ideas? Check out my apple cinnamon pancake recipe. It can be turned into a sandwich to keep things tasty, but interesting in the lunchbox. You can find all of my make ahead freezer tips in the link below.