The last few weeks have been so busy and really have just flown by. I’m struggling to accept that summer is almost over and that the kids are going to be heading back-to-school in just a couple of weeks. I love sending something fun and different to school with the kids for lunch. It can be such a bright spot in their day! I also like to send a healthy lunch that I know they’ll enjoy.
Pack a Fun Lunch for Back-to-School: Grilled Apple & Cheddar Waffle Sandwich
I am calling this a waffle sandwich because it comes out waffle shaped. However, the waffle maker is used as more of a panini press in this case because we use regular bread, not waffle batter or waffles. The waffle maker is used to create a grilled cheese sandwich in a waffle shape and here I add apple slices as well because apple and cheddar taste amazing together. You and your kids will love this grilled apple and cheddar waffle sandwich.
- whole grain bread
- sliced cheddar cheese
- sliced apples
- a waffle iron
- other snacks your child loves
How To Make A Waffle Sandwich With Normal Sandwich Bread:
Oil the waffle iron if necessary and place one piece of bread in the center of the iron. Add sliced cheese and sliced apples to the bread.
Top the with the second piece of bread and close the waffle iron. Let the sandwich cook until golden brown and cheese is melted.
Cut the sandwich into pieces and place in a sandwich container.
Place other healthy snacks into additional containers. I packed pretzels, dried cherries, and celery sticks along with a bottle of fresh, cold, water.
Waffle iron grilled cheese is a fun twist on a traditional sandwich and the apple adds even more fruit servings to your child’s lunch time meal.
You can also add a special inspirational note in your child’s lunch or a surprise treat to let them know you’re thinking of them in the middle of their day when they are away at school. Having something unexpected in their lunch can feel like a hug when you can’t be with them.
Do you add anything special to your child’s lunch or do you make unique that your child just loves?