Make these dinosaur sandwiches for a fun and easy lunch you can pull together in under 5 minutes!
The best part is you can make these with any ingredients available like deli cuts and cheese, PB & J, or Nutella and berries- it’s up to you!
Cut-Out Dinosaur Sandwiches
Something about dinosaur sandwiches makes the usual ham and cheese taste 10x better, or so I’m told by my kids. And you don’t need this specific dinosaur shape; you could use any shape or large cookie cutter.
Sandwich crimpers are a fun way to recreate a lunchtime staple into something your kids will look forward to eating. They also come in handy when you have kids who don’t like crusts. Just press down, and presto! It’s ready to be packed up.
Speaking of no crusts, have you tried these PB & J Uncrustables? They’re super easy to make and taste way better than the store-bought option!
How to Make a Dinosaur Sandwich
These dinosaur sandwiches are a breeze to make with this two-step process:
- Choose your sandwich
Place the sliced bread onto a flat surface and assemble it with your choice of spreads and ingredients. Example: deli cuts and cheese or peanut butter and jelly.
- Make it a dinosaur
Place the sandwich cutter over the center of the sandwich, gently press down, and pull away the crust.
If making a deli meat and cheese sandwich, be careful not to overfill it with wet ingredients like tomato and lettuce. This will make it harder to cut into a solid shape. It’s best to make it with the meat and cheese first, cut it out, and add the extra ingredients after.
Watch how it comes together in this quick video.
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How to pack Dinosaur Sandwiches for Lunch
Let me show you how to assemble this sandwich for the lunchbox, so the bread stays fresh and intact:
Wash the berries, and slice the carrots in half.
- Choose your sandwich
Make the sandwich of your choice and cut it into a dinosaur.
- Pack it right
To keep the sandwich from getting soggy, keep it separate from the berries and carrots. A compartmentalized lunch container is perfect for this!
- Prepare for transport
Pack the lunch container into a lunch bag with an ice pack, and lunch is ready.
Easy Dinosaur Sandwiches
These dinosaur sandwiches instantly make lunch-time more exciting and they’re easy to make with your favorite deli cuts and cheese or PB & J!
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 1 lunch
- Category: Lunch
- Cuisine: American
- 2 slices of sandwich bread
- ½ tablespoon mayonnaise
- 3 slices deli ham or turkey
- 1 slice of cheese, any kind
- 1 cup baby carrots, halved
- 1 cup mixed berries
- Place the bread onto a flat surface and spread the mayonnaise over one slice. Top with deli meat, cheese, and the remaining slice of bread.
- Place the sandwich cutter over the sandwich and gently press down and remove the crusts.
- Pack the sandwich into a compartmentalized lunch container along with the berries and carrots, keeping them separate from the sandwich.
- Close the lunch container and refrigerate or pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.
- Serving Size: 1 lunch
- Calories: 496
- Sugar: 21.9 g
- Sodium: 1172.5 mg
- Fat: 17.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.7 g
- Trans Fat: 0.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 55.2 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 31.1 g
- Cholesterol: 67.6 mg
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