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2 Delicious Sub Sandwich Ideas Perfect for Lunch or an After School Snack

2 Delicious Sub Sandwich Ideas Perfect for Lunch or an After School Snack

For me, there is nothing better at lunchtime than some deli meat and salad between two slices of fresh bread. Yum! But, you know how kids and teens can be. One day they can’t get enough ham salad sandwiches, the next they are turning their noses up at the very suggestion. Perhaps you can have too much of a good thing. Maybe children are just fickle creatures sent to try us and our culinary creativity. All I know, is that by occasionally offering up some simple, alternative fillings and swapping sliced bread for hot dog rolls, I can break through my kids’ boredom and fill those hungry tummies before they ransack my pantry looking for convenient, and sometimes less healthy alternatives.

Make Your Own Sub Sandwiches

Did you know that they are called ‘subs’ as an abbreviation of ‘submarine sandwich,’ as they resemble the shape of a submarine? (Well, I didn’t until about 20 minutes ago). Apparently, the first reference dates back to 1940, when a restaurant in Delaware, USA, advertised ‘submarine sandwiches to take out.’ So, you know, I’m not saying this is a new idea. But, they’ve been around for almost 80 years for a reason…because they hit the spot when hunger strikes! Even my growing teenager, who has a stomach like a bottomless pit some days, is satiated after one of these bad boy subs!


Hot dog rolls

Chicken Breast Fingers Crumbed

Short Cut Bacon

Salad (e.g. lettuce, tomatoes etc)

Shaved Parmesan

Caeser Salad Dressing and/or Garlic Aioli

Tip: These subs make an excellent dinner paired with extra salad, veggies or fries on busy nights when you are ferrying children to after school sports and don’t have the time, energy or inclination to cook.

They are also equally satisfying filled with meatless options, for a meat-free midweek meal. Coles on eBay have a great variety of meatless options

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Jolene Marie Humphry

Jolene is Editor at Mum Media Group, where she enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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