Craving-Worthy Sandwich Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


August 16, 2021 | Food Lion
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Picture your favorite sandwich. Does it have sliced deli meat and cheese? How about a creamy salad like chicken or egg? With lettuce and tomato? Or is peanut butter and jelly your go-to choice? No matter what your top sandwich looks like, two things are clear - there are many ways you can make it, and each one is oh-so-delicious!

If you love sandwiches as much as we do, you’re in for a real treat because August is National Sandwich Month. This food holiday gives you even more reason to swing by your local Food Lion to pick up some bread, condiments and toppings and enjoy one of your most beloved entrees. And why only bite into a sub or toasty melt for lunch? In this blog, we’re giving you sandwich ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner! That way, you and your family have even more ways to celebrate National Sandwich Month with recipes for every meal.

We’ll begin with ideas for the meal that kick-starts your day - breakfast!

Recipes for Breakfast Sandwiches

Grilled Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Grilled Ultimate Breakfast Sandwiches on the stove top grill, spatula, avocados

A bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich is the classic combination many people love to make for their morning meal, especially for a hearty weekend brunch. Take this sandwich idea up a notch and make it with a few modifications: 

  1. Use a croissant or mini croissants instead of bread slices.
  2. Top with sliced avocado for added creaminess.
  3. Fire up the grill and cook your composed sandwiches until the cheese is melted.

Sounds pretty amazing, right? Check out the full recipe for our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich here!

Chicken and Waffle Sliders

Chicken and Waffle Sliders drizzeled with syrup

Is sweet and savory your family’s favorite flavor combination to enjoy for breakfast? If so, chicken and waffles are a great choice but require quite a few steps to make waffles and fried chicken from scratch. We’ve got the perfect recipe that lets you enjoy all of the deliciousness, but without the hassle. Not to mention, our Chicken and Waffle Sliders also transform the recipe into a handheld dish instead of needing to eat it with a fork and knife. 

All you need is your favorite frozen waffles, like Food Lion brand, frozen chicken nuggets, syrup and wooden skewers. However, for this sandwich idea, you can also make a special brown sugar syrup for dipping as listed in the recipe using butter, cinnamon, maple syrup and brown sugar, of course. Serve with a fresh fruit salad like one of these recipes below for a complete meal: 

Ideas for Lunch Sandwiches

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese sliced on cutting board, spatula, sliced jalapenos, cheese

Take the popular starter, jalapeno poppers, and turn it into a dish that’s lunchtime ready. Featuring both cream cheese and cheddar, this sandwich idea is gooey and extra cheesy. Plus, with sliced jalapeno, you get an exciting burst of zestiness in every bite. 

Make this Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese on sourdough bread to follow the recipe exactly, or use one of these bread varieties:

  • White bread for something simple
  • Brioche bread to add a subtle sweetness
  • Rye bread for a slightly earthy taste

You can also visit the Bakery department while shopping for your other sandwich ingredients at Food Lion to see the fresh-baked bread options we have in-store. Bacon would make a scrumptious addition to this sandwich idea as well if you want to add a little protein. So, fry up a batch or pick up a pack of pre-cooked bacon for quick and easy preparation. 

Avocado Tuna Melt

Open-face Avocado Tuna Melt

Tuna melts are a staple in diners and sandwich shops across the nation. However, we’re getting a little more creative with our sandwich ideas in this blog.

So, in our Avocado Tuna Melt recipe, you’ll use whole grain bread, add sliced avocado, tomato and Muenster cheese, plus spice up your tuna salad. Instead of the simple mixture of canned white albacore tuna and mayonnaise (potentially with celery or relish), you’ll also mix in:

  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion flakes
  • Dried dill

Find the full recipe, including ingredient quantities and step-by-step directions on our recipe portal!

Sandwich Recipes for Dinner

Baked Crab Cake Sandwiches

Baked Crab Cake Sandwiches on white plates, wooden table, cutting blard with miscelaneous ingredients

In many families, dinner is the most substantial meal of the day. And that means you want your sandwich to be filling and hearty when making it the main dish of your evening meal. Our Baked Crab Cake Sandwiches are precisely that! Crispy and savory, this entree is stuffed with lump crab, fresh herbs and more. It’s also a handheld way to enjoy the Maryland shellfish classic. 

Topped with fresh lettuce and sliced tomato, as well as a creamy herb yogurt sauce, this sandwich idea is sure to be a hit with the crab cake lovers in your family. It’s also a tasty way to introduce family members who may not have tried crab cakes before. After all, it is National Sandwich Month, so why not enjoy them between a soft hamburger bun? Serve with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables for a wholesome meal. 

Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs

Plated Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs, sizal placemat, dish of ranch dressingh

We’re down to the final sandwich idea in this blog and our second recipe for dinnertime. If your family loves Buffalo-style chicken wings, give these Chicken Meatball Subs a try for a delightful and delicious twist! The homemade chicken meatballs are made with ground chicken, egg, celery, carrots, breadcrumbs, hot sauce and various seasonings and spices. After baking in the oven for about 20 minutes, you’ll have tender, juicy meatballs that are full of flavor that is brought to a whole new level of tastiness when you add the cheese and ranch dressing. 

Served on a toasted sub roll, you could also add creamy coleslaw for a pop of freshness and a little extra crunch. Snag the recipe for these Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs here!

After reading about all of these sandwich ideas, it’s practically impossible to not have a craving. But, don’t worry. You have the whole month to enjoy them in honor of National Sandwich Month. Now, you just have to decide which one to make first. Check out our Weekly Specials flyer to help you decide. After all, if you can save a little on your sandwich ingredients, that makes your dish taste even better!

Also, be sure to visit the Deli department at your neighborhood Food Lion to find fresh sandwiches and wraps already made for you to make celebrating National Sandwich Month super easy. We hope your holiday is everything but crumby! 

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