Fab sandwich fillers

Fab sandwich fillers

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These sandwich ideas are great for a school packed lunch and they’re so tasty, you’ll be taking them to work for your lunch, too

Nutrition and extra info


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  • bread or rolls


  1. Cheesy apple slaw
    Mix their favourite grated hard cheese with grated apple, chopped spring onions, a squeeze of lemon and a little mayonnaise. Delicious with wholemeal bread or rolls.

  2. Salmon smash
    Mash up a drained and boned can of red salmon with a little tomato ketchup. Spread onto wholemeal or granary bread and sprinkle with lots of mustard and cress.

  3. Tandoori chicken wraps
    Roll chapattis or flour tortillas around a filling of ready-cooked tandoori chicken pieces, shredded lettuce and chopped tomato. Serve with dollops of bought chunky cucumber raita.

  4. Scout’s MCC
    Try Marmite, grated cheddar and sliced cucumber in a crusty baguette or ciabatta roll – they’ll either love it or hate it!

  5. Cream cheese & roasted red pepper bagels
    Fill onion or regulars bagels with soft cheese and roasted peppers from a jar.

  6. Creamy smoked mackerel
    Skin and flake smoked mackerel fillets,then mix with a little mayonnaise and Greek yogurt. Spread onto thick wholemeal bread and top with crisp lettuce leaves.

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6th Jul, 2013
The Cheesy apple slaw was awesome also tried the mackerel filling not as good as the Cheesy apple slaw Defoe be making the Cheesy apple slaw again yum
18th Jun, 2012
We went for a picnic yesterday, Fathers Day & there were a few vegetarians so i needed something different from the usual. Although everyone made a face at the sound of the cheesy apple slaw ones, there wasn't one left, they were lovely. I also did the cream cheese & roasted red pepper too, both a massive hit.!
25th Aug, 2011
i'm always up for new sandwich ideas to tempt the fiance away from takeaway sandwiches! costs way too much, and he's happy to have a small bag of packed lunch in his work bag, unlike some of my friends partners! i'll have to try out all of these, i make myself a packed lunch every morning now, makes it so much easier to get out of the house later on with kids in tow. this week we've had tuna with sliced apple, slivers of celery, black pepper, mayo mixed up with cherry tomatoes and cucumber in a pitta; boiled eggs mashed with wholegrain mustard and mayo in rolls, today was mini chicken fillets grilled with lime zest, cream cheese and coriander, lambs lettuce in a toasted sesame bagel! next week im gonna make coronation chicken, the cheesy apple slaw and the salmon smash, although the ketchup is putting me off!
3rd Feb, 2011
Loved the cheesy apple slaw, adding the walnut sound s like a great idea. Will definately try that next time. Banning the marmite add is rediculous, for such a small amount of salt per serving, the health benefits of it far outway that. I think its unhealthy to cut anything out of your childs diet. Educate them on the nutritional pros and cons of everything they eat and give it in the right quantity. Even salt is needed for your body to funtion properly.
29th May, 2010
Love the cheesy apple slaw. Added some walnut pieces. Yum. As for Marmite. I wasn't aware of an ad being banned....we're a Vegemite family through and through. I've worked out that one sandwich uses about 3g. Salt addicted? Don't think so.
30th Nov, 2009
Made the cheesy apple slaw and it was lovely and refreshing. Served it at a tea party and went down a treat with guests. I used quark instead of mayonnaise to counter the calories and fat and its sourness gave a nice kick to the whole. Since quantities aren't mentioned, I used one green apple to around 50g shredded cheese, one tbsp of quark, 2 medium spring onions, one tsp lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. All this spread generously to make 3 sandwiches, cut up into 4 to give 12 tea party sandwiches.
23rd Oct, 2009
Have used the mackerel one for ages and loved - we always make with slight variation though - squeeze of lime (or lemon) as the acidity help balance the smokiness. Also black pepper if it is not already the pepper covered type of mackerel...
23rd Oct, 2009
Have used the mackerel one for ages and loved - we always make with slight variation though - squeeze of lime (or lemon) as the acidity help balance the smokiness. Also black pepper if it is not already the pepper covered type of mackerel...
30th Jul, 2009
Have to say I was not sure about the cheese and apple combo. However, curiosity got the better of me......It's lovley, and has become a favourite in our house.
9th Jul, 2009
well said morgan I agree whopeheartedly :)


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