40 Yummy Lunchbox Ideas

LunchboxIdeas

My daughter just started 5th grade yesterday and my oldest son will be starting 8th grade in a little less than a month.  My son goes to a charter school that doesn’t offer lunches so I have to pack a lunch for him every day and my daughter is INCREDIBLY picky so I have been racking my brain for food ideas.  I’ve found 40 things that are pretty easy (Julia Child, I am NOT!) and I am hoping my darling daughter will choose at least 10 of them to try (FINGERS CROSSED).

  1. Hummus & pita (We always buy our hummus at the store)
  2. Tzatziki & pita (We buy our tzatziki too)
  3. Homemade uncrustables using this tool from Pampered Chef
  4. Almost Fat Free Fruit Dip
  5. Pumpkin Pie Dip with fruit
  6. Muffin Tin Tacos
  7. 101 Ways to Make a PB&J
  8. Pizza Roll Up
  9. Inexpensive and MUCH healthier lunchables
  10. Sandwiches but try a different bread (wrap, pita, Hawaiian rolls, hot dog buns)
  11. One container veggies & dip  (this whole page is wonderful but I especially love how she puts the veggies & dip in step #2!
  12. Shredded BBQ Chicken Sammie
  13. Banana & Cream Cheese Sandwich
  14. Muffin Tin Mini Quiches
  15. Bagel with cream cheese (think of all the flavors & combos you could make!)
  16. Chips & Salsa
  17. Cinnamon Apple Sandwich
  18. Very Veggie Dip
  19. Sloppy Joes
  20. Carrot Salad
  21. Soup (I have seen so many cute thermos’ out there lately!)
  22. Ranch Ham Roll Ups
  23. Sweet Fruit Salsa
  24. Baked Cinnamon Chips (you can use these with the fruit salsa above)
  25. No Bake Granola Bars
  26. Checkerboard Turkey Sandwich
  27. Guacamole & chips/veggies
  28. Lemon Meringue Drops
  29. Whole Grain Gingersnaps
  30. Salad (any veggies, meat, cheese, raisins, croutons)
  31. Homemade Fruit Leather
  32. Homemade Preztels (would be great with whipped cream cheese, marinara, or cheese sauce for dipping)
  33. Cheese & crackers
  34. Gluten Free Granola Bars
  35. No Bake Energy Bites
  36. Cheesy Corn Dog Muffins
  37. Cheerios Muffins
  38. S’mores On The Go
  39. Cinnamon Ants on a Log
  40. Apricot Yogurt Dip (would be great with chunks of cheese & meat!)
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  1. [...] Rubbermaid LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit Review Posted by admin on 08/17/2012 Leave a comment (0) Go to comments       I am a sucker for bento boxes and lunch organizers. I love looking through Pinterest at all the creative ways that people make & package lunches. However, I’m not all that creative when it comes to actually putting together lunches for my kids to take to school. Part of the problem is my 9 year old daughter is SUPER picky, the other is I just never know what to make. [...]

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