We’re packing back to school lunch with Columbus Deli meat sandwiches. Typically our school lunches include a sandwich as the main course. A sandwich made up of quality deli meats, whole grain bread, lettuce and tomato is something that the kids really enjoy eating at lunch time.
How did the sandwich get its name?
The word sandwich that we use today was born in London during the year 1762 when an English nobleman, John Montagu (1718-1792), the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, was too busy gambling to stop for a meal even though he was hungry. He had his servants put pieces of roasted meat between two slices of bread, thus allowing him to eat one handed and continue his game.
Columbus Foods also has a bit of history when it comes to sandwiches. Columbus’ founders arrived from Italy in 1917, bringing with them a bit of Italy through authentic Italian recipes and a mastery of salame-making. They began crafting and selling their Old World artisan salame in San Francisco, California, long before “artisan” was known as such. Today Columbus offers authentic salame, as well as a selection of premium-quality deli meats made from chicken, turkey, beef, and ham.
Back to School Lunch Ideas
My family was fortunate to receive a cooler full Columbus deli meats to try:
- Antipasto Sampler including: Italian Dry Salame, Pepper Salame, and Calabrese Salame
- Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast
- Seasoned Roast Beef
- Applewood Smoked Ham
The pre-sliced deli meats we received truly rival what I can get from behind the deli counter at my local super market. Sliced to the perfect thickness, all of the meats we received were lean, super fresh, and full of flavor. We particularly enjoyed the Antipasto Sampler which included a variety of Salami. Each package of deli meat has a convenient, easy-open resealable lid to lock in freshness.
Columbus Deli Meats are Gluten Free, have no MSG, and 0% Trans Fat!
Back to school means it’s time to start thinking about healthy lunchbox foods. Columbus deli meats certainly fit the bill! Visit the Columbus Foods web site for additional product information and a store locator. Connect with Columbus on Facebook and Twitter.
What are some of your back to school lunch ideas?
That looks so yummy!
ashleigh walls says
What great nutritional values! My son really likes thicker cuts of meat and these look great!
Yummy! I wish i could have one. =)
Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom says
Love that they are gluten free!
That made me ridiculously hungry!
I’m not much of a lunch packer, but i do need to start doing this more. these look pretty good. By the way, that survey thing that pops up on your site is kind of annoying, imo. 🙂
that sandwich looks DELICIOUS Angela! Come make me one please!
My husband would love this. Do you know if they have chicken too?
I remember seeing cracked pepper chicken and buffalo style on their web site. They look delicious!
OMG Those pictures just made me hungry at 3AM!
Looks delish!! I love you added how the sandwich got it’s name..I had no idea!