The Upgraded Lunchbox Sandwich
Prep time
Total time
Upgrade your child's lunchbox sandwich with a few simple changes such as switching to artisan sourdough bread, toasting the bread, and adding some flavorful toppings.
Recipe type: Lunch, Kid-Favorite, Snack
Serves: 1 sandwich
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread (whole wheat or white)
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado
  • ½ carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 ounces ham, Canadian bacon, smoked turkey, roasted turkey, or chicken
  • 1 lettuce leaf, washed and dried
  • To add flavor to roasted chicken or turkey, try one of the following add-ons: bacon, pesto, cranberry sauce, pickles, or cheese.
  1. Toast the bread.
  2. After bread cools a bit, spread a thin layer of avocado on each slice. (If your child is avocado shy, try spreading just a small amount on 1 slice to start with - they probably won't even taste it.)
  3. Add grated carrots and press down slightly so they stick to the avocado. Top with meat, lettuce, and any optional flavor add-ons.
  4. Close sandwich and slice in half. Wrap in parchment or pack in a reusable container.
Younger kids may only need half a sandwich.
Some kids may find it easier to eat the sandwich with the crust cut off.
Recipe by Hälsa Nutrition at