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Lunchbox Surprise Sandwich

Lunchbox Surprise Sandwich

Kids will love getting these little sandwich gifts in their lunchbox on the first day of school.

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15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 serving (2


2 slices sandwich bread

2 teaspoons cream cheese, softened

1 (1/2-ounce) slice deli turkey or ham

1 (3/4-ounce) slice Land O Lakes® Deli American

Fresh spinach leaves or leaf lettuce


1 carrot (at least 9 inches long), peeled

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    Cut sandwich into 4 quarters with sharp knife. Stack to make 2 sandwiches; press down slightly.

  3. STEP 3

    Cut 4 long carrot ribbons with vegetable peeler. Wrap each sandwich with 2 carrot peels, crossing seams underneath sandwich to hold in place.

  4. STEP 4

    Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

Tip #1

- Use your favorite flavored cream cheese such as onion & chive to add flavor to these little sandwiches.

Tip #2

- To make carrot ribbons, lay peeled carrot on flat surface. Press peeler firmly across length of carrot.

Nutrition (1 serving)

290 Calories
13 Fat (g)
35 Cholesterol (mg)
770 Sodium (mg)
31 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
12 Protein (g)
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