Is it lunchtime yet? Whether your kiddos are starting off the second half of this school year in-person, virtually, remotely, or being homeschooled there’s one question they’re all asking, is it lunchtime yet? And who can blame them, don’t we all kinda look forward to lunchtime, the meal that helps breakup the monotony of the day? While packing children’s lunchboxes (or should I say assisting children in packing their own lunchboxes ;)) isn’t exactly rocket science, it’s always nice to have some inspiration. So, here are a few outside the “typical lunchbox” ideas. Your time is valuable, so this post has been kept brief with just images and short explanation of each lunch. If you do have any questions please feel free to post in comments.
FYI- The meal prep containers I use are Bento Boxes by Enther Meal Prep Containers. I like them because they are reusable, BPA free, dishwasher, freezer, & microwave safe. I purchased 20 last year and still have 3 left. These are the more durable ones, I know friends have purchased others that crack right away. Mind you, if kids stand on them they will break…my son learned the hard way 3 times (eye roll)! Click here to be linked to Bento Boxes
Nutella banana “sushi” with cantaloupe and raw asparagus
Hummus, tabbouleh, and chick pea salad wrap with strawberries and protein balls (image includes afterschool snack of apples, pineapple, and cucumber & red pepper sticks)
Pancakes, mixed berries, and Annie’s Bunny graham crackers
English Muffin pizza with blueberries and strawberries & cucumber and carrot sticks
Nut-butter and banana wrap with roasted potato slices & strawberries
Hummus tabbouleh, cucumber sandwich with carrots and cherries
Cheese Tortellini with garlic bread & Salad
Baked beans, apple slices with peanut butter, and carrots
Quesadillas with hummus and peppers and cucumber sticks (middle image)
Smashed banana with almond butter sandwich and Terra chips & strawberries and grapes
Sushi (Splurge once a month for a fun Special Day Lunch…for a b-day, big test day, etc.)
English Muffin pizza with strawberries and banana slices & cucumber and red pepper sticks
Pancakes, cantaloupe, & raw asparagus and cucumber slices
Cinnamon raisin toast, roasted sweet potatoes sticks with cinnamon, and apple slices (peanut butter on the side in a separate Rubbermaid container)
Mexican pizzas (refried beans, lettuce, salsa, cilantro, cheese, and lime)
Brown rice, black beans, and salsa wrap with strawberries & Annie’s Bunny graham crackers
Brown rice, black beans, salsa, mini pepper scoops, & cherries
Toasted English Muffin banana slices and grapes & salad (dressing on side in small Rubbermaid container)
Mason Jar Salad (for the tweens & teens)
If you’ve been inspired be sure to share this post & post it to your FB page so you can view it next week when you can’t figure out what to make for lunch, lol! 😉
3 thoughts on “2021 Lunchbox Ideas”
Wow! That is a lot of beautiful ideas! Will you be my children’s mommy?
Lol! I hope they inspire, love!
They all look good!