Did you know November is National Bread Month? Yes, people still eat bread, even though there have been diets and trends that tell you to stay away from the carbs! Bread, actually has many health benefits, like providing you with whole grains, fiber and can be a great source of iron and folic acid! Plus, it just tastes good!
Your body needs fuel to keep you going, and bread’s complex carbohydrates provide lasting energy your body needs on a daily basis. It’s no secret that regardless of the type of sandwich you make, the bread is the most important ingredient.
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich. Some of my favorite childhood memories involved PB&J sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches and turkey sandwiches made after Thanksgiving!
Sending your child to school with a bento box sandwich just might earn you the “coolest mom” around badge, or at the very least keep your child eating their lunch. It’s also a great way to incorporate whole grains into their diet! Peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, even veggies and hummus on bread, can be taken to the next level when shaped like a popular animal or character!
This Sunny Day Bento Box assembly is as easy as cutting flower shapes out of the cheese and fruit. Then make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and cut using shapes.
This adorable Shaun the sheep inspired recipe is a fun spin on a ham and cheese sandwich. (although she uses bologna in her recipe)
Sandwiches are the most popular lunch box staple for everyone, from children to adults. Why are they so popular? Because sandwiches are one of the easiest, most versatile and convenient ways to make a healthy meal for anyone.
According to the the National Bread Month fact sheet, 41% of American adults eat sandwiches up to six times and a week, and 60% eat sandwiches at least once a week.
Here is a fun one I created using Turkey and Cheese to say I love you!
Whistler and I share with you in a video how we like to make one of our favorite Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches – the Bunny Rabbit!
And here is another version of a peanut butter and jelly bento…
Want to go super Kawaii?
Still can’t get enough? Check out our other Bento Box posts:
- Sunny Day Bento Box Recipe For The First Day of School
- Say I Love You with a Turkey and Cheese Sandwich Bento
- Bento Box Mouse + Chia Berry Smoothie Recipe
- 10 Kid Friendly Bento Box Ideas Made with Cuties Oranges
- Fun with Bread: Cute Bento Box Sandwich Recipes
- Super Cute Japanese Kawaii Recipe: How to Make Onigiri