Step up Your School Lunchbox Game with 7 Delicious Sandwiches

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired August 03, 2016

It’s that time of year again, the kids are heading back to school and you might be looking for especially delicious recipes that will make their lunch bags come home empty. Read on for 7 flavorful sandwiches the whole family will love!

No. 1: Curtis Stone’s Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Burrito To Go

These delicious wraps are an upgrade on a classic PB&J, and a fun surprise for your child’s lunch box. Curtis Stone rolls up tortillas with peanut butter, bananas, jam and Greek yogurt.

No. 2: Kelsey Nixon’s Roasted Vegetable Panini with Herbed Feta Spread

For Kelsey’s healthy panini, she starts with sliced crusty bread and layers on a homemade herbed feta cheese spread, roasted vegetables and lettuce, and a second piece of bread.

No. 3: Trisha Yearwood’s Cream Cheese Roll-ups (a.k.a. Redneck Sushi)

Trisha makes these delicious bite-sized pinwheels by first blending cream cheese, salsa and green onions. She slathers that on tortillas, adds cooked bacon and deli ham, then rolls up. She covers the rolls in plastic wrap and chills until they’re very cold, then slices into little pinwheels, which makes for a fun treat for the little ones.

No. 4: Dr. Travis Stork's Broccoli and Turkey Salad

If you want your kids to eat their broccoli, this tasty wrap featuring a delicious herbed dressing will do the trick. Make the salad the night before, and all you have to do in the morning is assemble the wrap! Dr. Stork uses a healthy brown rice tortilla for added nutritional value.

No. 5: Tripletas

This multi-layered and flavorful Cubano-inspired steak sandwich can be made to feed a crowd, so you can make lunch for the whole family at once!

No. 6: Lemon Tuna Salad

For this upgraded tuna salad, Rach makes her own lemon-y aioli to use instead of regular mayo, and she includes tarragon, celery (including the tops) and finely chopped shallot to give it a French vibe. Spread it on bread, and you’ve gotten an insanely tasty sandwich.

Tip: Rach really emphasizes that she prefers line-caught, sustainable tuna for environmental reasons.

No. 7: Major Grey Chutney Chicken Salad

This spicy, sweet chicken salad is made healthier because it’s made with Greek yogurt rather than mayo. With ginger, garlic and a mango chutney mixed in, the bold flavors will help expand your child’s palate.

What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to packing school lunches? Share below.

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