Top 5 Lunchbox Sandwiches

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The lunchbox is a very tough environment. It gets thrown around, sometimes stomped on, and has to keep food safe and cool for hours. Make sure your child's lunchbox is the best you can afford. Then, pack it with foods that will stand up to rough and tumble!

These top 5 lunchbox sandwich recipes are either sturdy enough to make it through to lunch unscathed or are packed in components so your child assembles them when he wants to eat.

Here's a tip: If you want to assemble the sandwiches ahead of time, spread a very thin layer of butter on the cut sides of the rolls or the bread. Then the moist sandwich filling won't soak into the bread as it sits.

And remember that you can vary the ingredients in these recipes. If your child loves ham, use that instead of chicken. Salmon can be substituted for turkey, and any flavor cheese is fabulous in these delicious sandwich recipes.

  • 01 of 05

    Easy Steak Sandwiches

    Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
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    If your child loves steak, this is a prime sandwich for any lunch box! Make sure the steak is sliced very thinly so it's easy to eat.

  • 02 of 05

    Chicken Waldorf Sandwich

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    There's something about the combination of chicken, raisins, and apples that is soul-satisfying.

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    Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches

    Tuna Sald Sandwich
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    We love this sandwich spread. It's mild and fun to eat. Buy chunk albacore tuna for the best flavor in this recipe. And use tiny whole wheat buns; kids love a little sandwich.

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    BLT Wrap Sandwiches

    BLT Wrap Sandwich
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    There's nothing better than a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Unless you make it easier to eat! In this sandwich, the tomatoes are chopped up and the lettuce is torn so you get a bit of each fabulous ingredient with each bite. Yum.

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    Ham Salad Wraps

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    Deviled ham, that old fashioned product, is the basis for this easy wrap sandwich. The kids will love them!