Here is exactly what I keep on hand at all times for the kids lunches
Roasted Red Peppers in water
Honey Roasted Turkey Breast
Albacore tuna in water
Alaskan Salmon (canned)
Assorted Jams Celery
Now, I know... it looks kinda weird, not very kid friendly... but I am telling you, when I tested my sandwiches by giving my kids a half of one give to a classmate (with parental permission of course) the kids LOVED them.
THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY LIKED THOSE INGREDIENTS BECAUSE NO ONE HAD EVER HAD THEM TRY THEM!
Oh! and NO! Those ingredients are not for one sandwich. Ha ha!
Here is a typical sandwich for my boys...
Whole Wheat roll or 6 in. sub roll
On one side I put balsamic vinegar, on the other I put a little mustard
(we don't like Mayo, if you love it... use it!)
them a layer of thinly sliced romaine lettuce
the lunch meat
a roasted red pepper slice or tomato slices
and a little more lettuce or some alfalfa sprouts. (if the tomato or peppers touch the bread, it gets soggy, so I layer up the lettuce to keep the bread drier.)
Cut in half and wrap in Press n Seal or foil.
The Balsamic vinegar just makes anything taste better. It's tangy, sweet, and just plain yummy. Notice there wasn't cheese. My boys aren't big "cheese in sandwich" lovers, but if your's do... GO FOR IT!
Sometimes when I am out of lettuce, I will thinly slice some cucumbers and layer them on the sandwich.