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Fun Sandwich Shapes for Back-to-school Lunches

Yield: 2 sandwiches

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Food always tastes a little better when it’s pretty, so here’s a super easy way to turn ordinary sandwiches into something fun.


  • 4 slices whole wheat, sprouted seed or your favorite healthy bread Add to list
  • 1/4 cup hummus, any flavor Add to list
  • 4 to 6 slices of turkey or your favorite sandwich meat Add to list
  • A few spinach leaves Add to list
  • 2 slices salami Add to list
  • 1 slice of your favorite cheese Add to list
  • 3 decorative cookie cutters in descending sizes, such as a star or flower pattern. The largest should fit to the edges of a slice of bread. (You can find these in most craft stores.) Add to list


Make 2 sandwiches with the bread, hummus, turkey and spinach leaves. Push the largest cutter into the center of the sandwich, pressing down hard to cut all the way to the bottom.

With the second largest cutter, cut a shape out of each of the salami slices. Use the smallest cutter to cut patterns out of the cheese.

Top each sandwich with a slice of the salami and cheese in a stacking pattern. If you like, you can secure the sandwich by sticking half of a lollipop stick through an olive or grape and spearing it through the center of the cheese and salami decoration. Voila!

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on August 24, 2013.

Lynne Vea


Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

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Fun Shape Sandwich

Thank you for this new, healthy and fun shape sandwich recipe. It is very important that we prepare our kids of their lunches and snacks before they head to school to avoid them from picking junk food and other fancy food that is not healthy for them. As a parent, I am very concerned of what my children eat when they are in school. My wife and I are very hands-on in nurturing them especially on their food. The idea of preparing them a sandwich in a decorative way is a great help to boost their appetite to eat them at no cost. My little angels love the shape of stars and flowers that's why my wife always prepare their sandwiches in their favorite shapes.

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