This recipe for an open faced tic tac toe sandwich has been made possible today by Nature’s Harvest®. The information and coupons have been provided by Nature’s Harvest® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Nature’s Harvest® bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Nature’s Harvest® bread.

When I was a little kid, I was often reminded that I shouldn’t play with my food while I ate it. But sometimes? Rules are meant to be broken. I wanted to come up with something fun for Malone’s lunch box- something his friends would WOW at that also wouldn’t take me a million years to create. I’ve seen a lot of cool bento lunches out there, but I don’t have a million hours a day to dye rice or shape melon into animals.

But what I do have is a love for tic tac toe and a sharp knife.

Enter this: an easy tic tac toe sandwich !

Easy Tic Tac Toe SandwichWe used Nature’s Harvest® bread to create this open faced sandwich. Malone gets 15 minutes from door to door to eat lunch. Can you believe it? It’s not much time at all, so I’m often trying to think of creative ways to fill him up until his after school snack. The extra cheese and meat on this sandwich seem to have done the trick! And, he was the envy of his classmates, although sadly there wasn’t enough time to play a game!

Each variety of Nature’s Harvest® bread is baked with:

    • At least 8 grams of whole grains per serving
    • No artificial flavors or colors
    • No high fructose corn syrup

Easy Tic Tac Toe Sandwich
Wow your child with this easy to make tic tac toe sandwich.
  • 1 slice of Nature's Harvest Bread
  • 1 slice of your favorite lunch meat (I used ham)
  • 1 slice of American cheese
  • 1 Monterrey Jack cheese stick (square style)
  • 1 Mozzarella cheese stick (circle style)
  1. Lay lunch meat flat on cutting board, place bread on top and trim the lunch meat to fit the shape of the bread
  2. Place trimmed lunch meat on top of bread (you could layer your favorite condiments in between, if you wanted to)
  3. Slice American cheese into matchsticks
  4. To create tic tac toe board: lay two cheese matchsticks horizontally and two vertically (makes the # sign)
  5. To create O's: slice Mozzarella cheese stick into four evenly sized pieces
  6. To create X's, slice Monterrey Jack cheese stick into four evenly sized pieces, then from each piece carve out a small triangle on each of the 4 sides of the square

To kick off the school year, Nature’s Harvest bread is celebrating with the launch of the “Nature’s Harvest Back to School Sandwich Art Contest” by encouraging moms to have a little whole grain fun with their kids’ lunchboxes. From August 24, 2015 to September 6, 2015, parents can visit the Nature’s Harvest Bread Facebook page to submit a photo of their sandwich art creations, using Nature’s Harvest bread, for the chance to win fun prize.

One Grand Prize winner will be announced in September and will receive a “Kitchen Crash” from Celebrity Chef and contest judge, Kelsey Nixon

  • Kelsey will be judging the top 10 Semi-Finalist entries based on:

    • Visual appeal
    • Creativity
    • Incorporation of nutritious ingredients

The top 10 Semi-Finalist entries will also be posted to the Nature’s Harvest Bread Facebook page for consumer online voting from September 14, 2015-September 20, 2015. For Official Contest rules visit: Nature’s Harvest Bread Facebook


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