My Perfect Packable Sandwich

Tomorrow Z and I are going pumpkin picking with her class (yay!) and we were asked to pack lunches.

Since I am nowhere near a morning person (neither is Z) I knew that I had to pack our lunch this evening.

I love sandwiches BUT not all hold up well without refrigeration and/or travel. I wanted to pack something that would be satisfying, partly child friendly and would hold up well without being refrigerated and allowing for the potential to be stepped on by small children and still be tasty.

This sandwich is a tried and true for me. My family has an affinity for avocado on sandwiches (not very east coast of us I know) and while living in London I came to appreciate avocado as a substitute for mayonnaise (and the British do so love their mayonnaise).

This is what you’ll need: (makes two sandwiches)

4 slices oatmeal bread

6 hearty slices of extra sharp cheddar

1 whole avocado, sliced

handful of pea shoots or any type of sprout you prefer

1/2 tbsp herb flower pesto (for the adult sandwich)

Build your sandwich. I let Z do hers first, she did just avocado and cheese.

I lathered the pesto on one piece of bread. On the other slice I lined my bread with avocado, then cheese, then the pea shoots. Top with your pesto bread and smoosh down tight. If you used a ripe avocado, it will squash into the cheese, forming a sort of condiment on its own AND it keeps the sandwich together. Bag up and you’re done!

It’s not difficult, but in my book- pure brilliance!

This is the sandwich pre-smoosh.

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About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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