Annabel Karmel’s Favourite Sandwich Selection

Tasty lunchbox ideas for your child

  • 10 slices of bread 
  • Butter 
  • Yeast extract 
  • 25g Gruyere cheese 
  • 50g cooked chicken breast 
  • 1 spring onion ,sliced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tbsp mild cheddar ,grated
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese 
  • 1 tbsp fruit chutney 
  • 6 slices cucumber 
  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • Half a carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 slices ham 


  • Step 1

    Lightly butter the slices of bread. Spread a little yeast extract over one slice. Add the gruyere on top of the yeast extract. Sandwich together and slice into six fingers.

  • Step 2

    Chop the chicken and mix with the mayonnaise, spring onion and lemon, then spread over one slice of bread. Sprinkle over the mild cheddar, sanwich and cut into triangles.

  • Step 3

    Spread the cream cheese over one slice of bread, and the chutney over another, then top with the cucumber. Sandwich and slice into triangles.

  • Step 4

    Spread the houmous over one slice of bread, top with the grated carrot and mature cheddar. Sandwich together and slice into six little fingers.

  • Step 5

    Top two slices of bread with the ham and the coleslaw, sandwich and slice into squares. Pack up a selection of these dinky sarnies to keep boredom at bay!

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