PACKED LUNCH IDEAS

With school back in full swing and daily lunches to be packed we thought we’d share some of our, and our littles’, favorite go-to eat.  Nothing new or fancy, just some classic staples we resort to with ease for their packed lunch.  Kids have enough to worry about during a typical school day,  so a stress-free, nutritious, and yummy lunch is one of our favorite ways to extend some love while they are away.  Find out what your moppets will enjoy eating, and keep it fresh by rotating their favorites and incorporating new foods they have proven to enjoy at home.  LunchBots and PlanetBox simplify the packing process by keeping the portion sizes small, organized and therefore easy to finish.  When they have something stressful like a spelling test surprise them with a sliver of dark chocolate or a cookie and a handwritten note from mom.

TURKEY + HAM SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS

Baguette

Ham

Turkey

Provolone

Corchicon pickles (or whatever you have)

Avocado (optional of course)


GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT

INGREDIENTS

Plain greek yogurt

Granola (homemade or store-bought)

Berries (we used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)

Honey


CHEESE + CHARCUTERIE

INGREDIENTS

Salami

Ham

Cheese (personal preference here–my son thinks he’s french and indulges in all types but typically a hard cheese stays the freshest)

Crackers


SUNFLOWER SEED + BANANA SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS:

Sliced bread

Sunflower seed butter (So many kids have nut allergies these days which is why we play it safe with sunflower seed butter.)

Banana

Honey


MEXICAN

INGREDIENTS

Sliced grilled chicken

Black beans

Guacamole / Avocado

Cheese

Tortilla chips


SWEET SNACKS

Here are some of our favorite seasonal fruit…. best received when sent in a small stainless container to avoid bruising for those picky eaters… Add a sliver of dark chocolate or a cookie for an extra special treat.


SAVORY SIDES

Seaweed

Tortilla Chips

Pickles

Avocado w/ salt

Sunflower Seeds

Popcorn

Hard-boiled Egg

Carrots/Cucumber/Hummus