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Five Easy Lunch Box Recipe Ideas

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  • August 25, 2020

Making lunches for little food critics can be a challenge—no matter where the day will take them. That’s why we came up with five easy lunch box ideas packed with nutrition from fruits, veggies, grains and dairy. We know packing lunches can be stressful on top of everything else you need to do, so feel good about taking the easy route with these glance-and-assemble lunch box ideas for kids.

Oh, and they’re fun too.

Find new favorites, mix and match, or give each school day of the week a theme. (Lunch and dinner for Taco Tuesday? Sign us up!). Your child can be the one with the good lunch box, whether they’re eating at home or at school. And, they can enjoy it with ice-cold, nutrient-rich milk.

Scroll on for bento-style inspiration and select the links for prep tips:

Mediterranean Monday

Mini Mezzo Lunch With Creamy Yogurt Hummus

Start the week with a Mediterranean-style lunch that includes the opportunity to make your own hummus.

Taco Tuesday

Taco Salad Box

Think of this lunchtime taco salad box as the warm-up for dinner tacos.

Parfait Wednesday

DIY Yogurt Parfait Box

Between the yogurt, berries, walnuts and grains, you’ve got a medley of textures for even the pickiest of eaters.

 

Roll-Up Thursday

String Cheese and Turkey Roll-Ups Lunch

Now here’s a lunch that’s simpler than it looks. It’s all about using what you’ve got in the pantry.

Fun Times Fri-yay

Lunch-on-a-Stick Skewer Box

Food is fun on a stick, so bring those vibes to your child’s next lunch.