As a parent, I try to make sure my kids eat healthy food that actually tastes good. There are plenty of quick fix lunches out there for our children that may or may not be nutritional. Check out this recipe and give it a try. The kiddos may thank you.

Some parents find it hard to come up with new lunches their kids will enjoy. As a kid, I could only handle peanut butter and jelly so many times in a week. But children have different tastes than adults and want a lunch that not only tastes good, but is fun. And as parents, we want a lunch for them where you don't have to drive up to a window and hope they get the order and toy right. This recipe is exactly what everyone wants. It is fun, nutritional, and you can even add other ingredients to make it different every time. It will also make a good snack for the football games or any other fun get together. This is ten times better than bologna and cheese sandwiches on the same white bread every day of the week. So get to cooking and enjoy. Join us at the Taste of Home Cooking Show, September 8th and learn more nutritious but picky eater friendly recipes. Click here for tickets to Taste of Home Cooking Show.

Lunch-Box "Handwiches" Recipe

"These unique sandwich pockets are filled with ingredients most kids like."—Callie Myers, Rockport, Texas

  • 10 Servings
  • Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Let dough to rise according to package directions. Punch down; divide into 10 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 5-in. circle. Carefully place one circle on a greased baking sheet.
  • Place about 1/4 cup ham and 2 tablespoons cheese to within 1/2 in. of edges; press filling to flatten. Combine egg yolk and water; brush edges of dough with egg yolk mixture. Fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Brush tops with remaining egg yolk mixture.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold. If desired, cool and freeze. Yield: 10 servings.