Celebrating 250 Years of the Sandwich {recipe ideas}

They say that Sir John Montagu created the very first sandwich back in the 1700′s when he was playing a game of poker.  He didn’t want to quit playing to eat so he asked that his meat be served to him between two slices of bread.  As a matter of fact, studies suggest that 41% of Americans eat a sandwich 6 times per week and 60% eat a sandwich about once per week.  I honestly just ate one before writing this post.  I guess that means I am living up to the statistic!  With Thanksgiving coming up the entire family is sure to have more than our fair share of turkey sandwiches.

Let’s face it, sandwiches are good, easy, healthy and great for on the go.  Graham eats a sandwich just about every day for his school lunch and this is by request.  Of course, I try to always use whole grain bread because of the fiber and nutrients it packs in.  His lunch box is filled with the food groups and the bread on his sandwich is a major component to fulfilling the grain requirement.  All of the energy that 5 year old burns up needs to be replaced with something good so I serve him whole grains lovingly.

Here are a few of our family’s favorite recipes that are either sandwiches or use sandwich bread:

French Toast Cups (Yummy and bite-sized)

Tomato Sandwich Recipe (my spring-time comfort food)

Good Morning Sunshine Nutella and Egg Bites (good in the morning or in lunch boxes)

You may not know it, but November is National Bread Month!  In honor of this, Grain Foods Foundation has teamed up with celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio in order to share some delicious recipes.  I love the sandwich creations he provides.  I am definitely going to use the Banana, PB and Honey idea for Graham’s lunch (minus the PB).  I remember when my dad would make me mayo and PB sandwiches!  Sounds gross, but it was really good.  The Pastrami Rueben that Chef Bryan lists looks like one Matthew and I would devour as well!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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