Elmo & Bert Lunch

Try this Bert sandwich and Elmo accompaniment as a yummy addition to any kid’s lunch box. A sandwich that’s full of healthy veggies and looks like one of their favourite TV characters? It’ll be gone by recess!

For Bert:

  • filling of choice
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread with side crusts removed
  • 1 slice white bread cut into 2 x 3cm circles (for the ears)
  • salty seaweed for hair and eyebrow (cut with scissors)
  • 1 sliced disc of carrot (for the nose)
  • 1 slice of ham or salami with a section cut off (for the mouth)

For Elmo:

  • half a tomato
  • 4 x 1.5cm circles cut from cheese slices (for eyes)
  • 2 x raisins, halved (for the pupils)
  • 1 sliced triangle of carrot (for the nose)
  • a “C” shape cut out of cucumber (for the mouth)


For Bert:

Spread your filling of choice onto the round white bread disc and place the second on top.

Cut the circles in half to form the 2 ears.

Spread your filling onto one of the wholemeal slices and place the second on top.

Using cream cheese, glue the features onto Bert’s face.

For Elmo:

Halve a tomato (with base cut so that it sits flat) and place cheese discs with raisins for eyes, a triangle of carrot for the nose and a stamped ‘C’ shape out of cucumber for the mouth.


  • Use a favourite filling such as tuna and cream cheese, chicken and mayo or ham and cheese.
  • Use wholegrain breads with seeds to give an extra vitamin hit.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot Australia by Rebecca Perry for GLAD.

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