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?