5 Easy Lunch Box Meals

If you’ve got lunches to pack everyday, you know it can be a job.  Especially, if you have a child who likes a lot of variety.  It can be hard to think of new things to pack.

On the other hand, if you’re blessed with a kid who will gladly eat the same thing day in and day out, I say count your lucky stars!  You can make that same lunch everyday in your sleep, you’ll do it so often.  If your child likes variety, keep reading!

Today, I’ve got 5 quick lunches for you.  These can all be packed up ahead of time (with the exception of Friday’s).  About 30 minutes on Sunday night can get the job done for the week.  Wash all the fruit and veggies you’ll need.  Go ahead and cut carrots, celery, red pepper strips and any other veggie you’ll need.  All of these store in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.

5 Easy Lunch Box Meals

Post your lunch menu somewhere handy, so you’ll remember what to grab for the lunch box each day.  Or better yet, have the kids do the packing for themselves.

For Friday’s, you’ll use re-purposed leftovers.  Make a big pasta salad for dinner with grilled chicken and cheddar muffins.  Use the leftovers for lunch.  It’s one of our favorite dinners to have and it makes a fantastic lunch too.  Plus, it serves double duty.  I love cooking once and eating twice!

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Monday – Egg Salad, Tuna or Chicken Salad

This can be served on bread for a sandwich or with crackers.  My youngest even likes to use tortilla chips to dip hers.  Add carrot and celery sticks.  For dessert, send a piece of fruit or Snack Pack Pudding.

Tuesday – Hummus, Cheese, Crackers

This is a quick lunch to pack.  Just put the hummus in a small container with a tight fitting lid.  Send it with string cheese or Babybel  cheese and crackers to go along with it.  Red bell pepper strips or carrot sticks are also good to dip in hummus.  Vanilla Snack Pack Pudding and sliced peaches make a great dessert.

Wednesday – Bagel and Cream Cheese, Yogurt

Pack a whole grain bagel that you’ve spread with cream cheese.  Send it with a favorite flavor of yogurt and some granola to stir into it.  Don’t forget a piece of fruit.  Try grapes, apples, bananas or a nectarine.

Thursday – Sunshine Peanut Butter (or Sunbutter) Sandwiches

Grate a carrot and stir it into peanut butter or Sunbutter.  Add a little honey and spread on whole wheat bread.  Pack a juicy piece of fruit or two, such as grapes, apples or peaches.  Add a sweet/salty ending with pretzels and Chocolate Snack Pack Pudding to dip them in.

Friday – Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken – re-purposed leftovers

Make a big pasta salad for dinner and serve it with grilled chicken.  This makes a fantastic lunch for the next day.  Just slice the leftover chicken into the pasta salad.  You can find our favorite pasta salad recipe here.  Pack this with Cheddar Muffins or a roll.  Add fruit and a Snack Pack Pudding to celebrate that the weekend is almost here!

Snack Pack also has these Printable Lunchbox Notes.   You can download these free lunchbox note printables to sneak in your child’s lunchbox.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Kim Dilley says:

    Thanks for all of the crockpot recipes! My family is loving them and it makes meal planning so much easier with our busy schedule during the week.

  2. Oh, those cheddar muffins are *so* good! Especially when they’re pepperjack muffins. :)

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