School Lunch Idea: Mini Hawaiian Subs

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I asked all my friends on Facebook how I could be most helpful in getting them back in to the rhythm of balancing school, and work, and family life. I was super surprised to see 90% of them needed some fresh ideas for packing lunches, but you know what? — this seems to be a growing topic in our home too!

I sat down with my kiddos and we did some serious brainstorming.  We took school guidelines, allergy restrictions and all of their unique likes and dislikes into heavy consideration. We came up with a list of lunch ideas for school, some more healthy than others … we could all be happy about.

First up, are the cute little mini subs. Did you know Hawaiian Bread made mini sub rolls now? Me neither. Check it.

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These sweet little hawaiian subs have turkey, provolone and a squeeze of Ken’s Lite Honey Mustard. I microwave the meat & cheese on the bread for 10-12 seconds to give it that straight from the deli effect.

These are outstanding at home fresh out the microwave and I havent had any complaints or half eaten sandwiches since we started packing them for school.

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I paired this lunch with some scrabble cheezits (confession: cheez-its are my all time weakness) and some freeze dried fruit, like this.

crunchies mixed fruit

I’ve tried a lot of freeze dried fruit in our house and it doesn’t always get the warmest welcome. This brand however, all 3 of my littles enjoyed.

There you have it, our first back to school lunch idea. Stay tuned for more ideas for school lunches.

The containers we’re using are glad products. They are BPA free and we have them in sandwich and snack size. I like that I can fit the snack container into the sandwich container like this. Handy. Dandy & Cheap. :)



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Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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  1. says

    Scrabble Cheezits?!?! I have to find me some of those, they are so cute! Hawaiian Bread is the best! And they are kid size too :) Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  2. says

    My daughter has been using two of the mini Hawaiian rolls for her lunch this past week. She loves them. I notice that when you change up ther bread more often they seem to eat better. We also shared ideas on how to get kids involved in packing their lunch and making healthy choices. She’s having a lot of fun with it and it’s nice to be organized together. Here’s the link

  3. says

    Super cute idea… we use Glad containers in our diaper bag because I noticed it was BPA free and the size options are nice. I also love that they are reasonably priced so if I forget one somewhere it’s not such a tragedy. Please share where you found this freeze-dried fruit brand so we can all get our hands on it.

  4. says

    The mini subs sound great. My kids are taking there lunches this year since I am home more and cooking more. I like the Cheezits as I have not seen the scrabble ones. thank you for the great idea.

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