Lunchbox Surprise Sandwich
Kids will love getting these little sandwich gifts in their lunchbox on the first day of school.
15 min.prep time
15 min.total time
2 slices sandwich bread
2 teaspoons softened cream cheese
1 (1/2-ounce) slices deli turkey or ham
Fresh spinach leaves or leaf lettuce
1 carrot (at least 9 inches long), peeled
Flatten bread slices with rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness. Trim crusts with serrated knife. Spread 1 side of each slice flattened bread with about 1 teaspoon cream cheese. Top 1 slice with turkey and cheese. Add spinach or lettuce. Top with remaining bread slice, cream cheese-side down. Press sandwich to flatten.
Cut sandwich into 4 quarters with sharp knife. Stack to make 2 sandwiches; press down slightly.
Cut 4 long carrot ribbons with vegetable peeler. Wrap each sandwich with 2 carrot peels, crossing seams underneath sandwich to hold in place.
Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.
- Use your favorite flavored cream cheese such as onion & chive to add flavor to these little sandwiches.
- To make carrot ribbons, lay peeled carrot on flat surface. Press peeler firmly across length of carrot.