Jan 15

Lunchbox packing list

And with the new year comes the dreaded question by many busy moms, ‘what do I pack for lunch today?’

We have a list that will be sure to help you.

Protein-Rich Foods

  • Turkey, roast beef, or ham rolled up
  • Deli meat slices in lettuce wraps
  • Cheese cubes or string cheese
  • Hummus & pita
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Salami & cheese rolled up together
  • Cottage cheese with fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Chicken salad with whole-grain crackers
  • Egg salad sandwiches
  • Tuna sandwiches
  • Egg Frittatas
  • Nuts
  • Cold pizza
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Quinoa salad

Grains

  • Mini bagels
  • Pita pockets
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Cold pasta salad (pasta + veggies + dressing)
  • Mini pancakes spread with nut butter
  • Mini pizzas (English muffin + pepperoni + cheese)
  • Rice cakes
  • French toast

Fruit

  • Grapes (fresh or frozen)
  • Strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries
  • Mandarin or Oranges
  • Melon like cantaloupe & watermelon
  • Frozen smoothies in squeeze pouches
  • Dried fruit such as raisins
  • Apple & peanut butter sandwiches
  • Frozen fruit (thawed by lunchtime)
  • Freeze-dried fruit
  • Fruit roll-ups

Veggies

  • Celery with peanut butter and raisins
  • Carrot sticks
  • Black olives
  • Snap peas
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pickles
  • Side salad
  • Cucumbers & hummus

Savoury Snacks

  • Corn Chips & salsa
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Trail mix
  • Biltong
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • Rice crackers

Sweets

  • Homemade muffins
  • Waffles with cream cheese
  • Small piece of chocolate
  • Granola bars
  • Yogurt-cream cheese dip for fruit
  • Banana chips
  • Boxes of chocolate or vanilla milk
  • Yoghurt covered raisins
  • Graham crackers
  • Homemade pudding

Fun Extras

  • Note
  • Joke
  • Sticker
  • Note written on a paper napkin
  • Cloth napkin so they feel fancy
  • Silly drawing
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