Sandwich filling suggestions

Posted 16 August 2015

Sandwiches are often a staple for lunchboxes but favourites like cheese or ham can get a little boring.

So, why not think about mixing it up a little. Some of our favourites include:

•Cream cheese, chopped celery and sultanas.

•Grated carrot and cheese with mayonnaise.

•Chopped cooked chicken and mayonnaise, with lettuce.

•Grated cheese and chopped celery or carrot.

•Leftover roast meat with grated carrot, chopped lettuce and chutney or tomato sauce.

•Lean ham, grated cheese and a pineapple ring (make sure you dry it well).

•Mash a boiled egg with a tablespoon each of chives, grated carrot and cucumber.


1.Mashed avocado instead of butter as a spread. When using avocado, mash or drizzle with a little lemon or lime juice to prevent the avocado from discolouring.

2.Add leftover (or cook extra) roast pumpkin or sweet potato to sandwiches, wraps and roll fillings

3.If you’re adding tomato to sandwiches, place the tomato between fillings and not directly onto the bread. This prevents the bread from becoming soggy.

4.Finally, think about alternatives to the traditional bread sandwich. Wraps are increasingly popular these days as are bagels.