Sandwiches and bread rolls

Bread sandwiches and rolls are the most popular lunch box foods. They are nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to make and eat.

  • Make lunches interesting by using different types of breads.
  • Find out about your child's favourite sandwich and roll fillings.
  • Involve your child in making and trying out different sandwich combinations. Weekends or holidays are a good time to try some new ideas.

Bread and Bread Products

There are so many tasty types of bread available. Using different breads is a great way to add variety to lunches and snacks.

Types of bread products Some ideas to try


  • Wholegrain
  • Wholemeal
  • White
  • White - fibre added
  • Rye
  • Breads flavoured with herbs or sundried tomato etc.
  • Pumpkin bread
  • Fruit bread
  • French stick
  • Whole sandwich
  • Cut into rectangles, triangles or fingers
  • Cut off crusts, add filling and roll up
  • Use two different types of bread in the sandwich (eg. wholemeal and white)
  • For large families, fill a whole French stick and cut into sections for each person.

Rolls or buns

  • Round (eg. hamburger style)
  • Flat
  • Long rolls
  • Baguettes
  • Damper rolls
  • Dinner rolls
  • Knot rolls
  • Fruit bun
  • For small children, try flat rolls cut in half or use small dinner rolls.

Flat breads

  • Pita bread - wholemeal or white
  • Lebanese bread
  • Mountain bread
  • Lavash bread
  • Pita pockets
  • Spread filling on the bread and roll up. Wrap securely so it doesn't unroll before lunch time.
  • Make a homemade pizza - flat or rolled up. Fill the pocket with a tasty filling.