Ah, sandwiches. Some kids love ’em, some kids hate ’em. With the end of school just around the corner, you’re probably loathing them right about by now. But here’s some good news: According to Pinterest’s user base, bread sandwiches are soooo not on-trend right now.
Yeap, Pinterest’s most-pinned sandwich is in fact, not really a sandwich at all. It’s made up of cucumber slices putting the squeeze on cheese and roast beef—and it’s been pinned nearly 800,000 times.
Apparently there are plenty of sandwich-haters out there determined to create alternatives to those boring sliced-bread things. The second most popular “sandwich” on Pinterest right now is a no-bread Italian sub roll-up from Our Paleo Life and it’s been shared around 160,000 times.
And the third most popular (pinned 100,000 times)—a granola crunch apple-peanut butter sandwich wrap from Two Healthy Kitchens—only appears to be a little more sandwich-like.
This trend obviously serves those on gluten-free and paleo diets, but parents of sandwich-hating kids can rejoice: There are loads of fresh new ideas here. And they’ll come in handy maybe even sooner than you think because as every parent knows, even when school ends, the lunch-packing doesn’t (hello, summer camp).
So if you’re running low on lunch inspo, look to these recipes for kids who hate sandwiches:
”Fried” Chicken Fingers
These baked, cornflake coated fingers are convincing fried chicken imposters for two reasons: First, they’re nice and crunchy; second, the leftovers are super good eaten cold. Tuck them confidently into your kid’s lunchbox—and don’t forget his favourite dip. Get the recipe: “Fried” Chicken Fingers