Today for Munchkin Meals I’m sharing some fun lunch ideas just as the kids are getting geared up to go back to school. They are balanced, healthy meals that you can totally customize to fit your child’s tastes.
Since I snapped these pictures, I’ve invested in this lunchbox. It may cause a little sticker shock, but I’ve found it is SO worth it, as it is easy to clean and so durable. We’ll be using it for years!
1. The Yogurt Parfait Bar
2% Greek yogurt, Garden Lite’s Carrot Berry Muffin (you can put from freezer right into the lunch box and it will be thawed by eating time), crushed Coconut Almonds with cacao nibs, Love Grown Oat Clusters and strawberries.
Switch it up suggestion: Sub cottage cheese for the Greek yogurt!
2. Sandwich Kabobs
Cocktail straws threaded through bread, grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese and Applegate Farms Roasted Turkey with red pepper strips, blueberries and Pacific Food’s Chocolate Almond Milk.
Switch it up suggestion: Ham instead of turkey or add a small side of ranch for dipping!
(The kabobs were a bigger hit with Hailey than I even anticipated!)
3. The Snack Plate
Justin’s Maple Almond Butter Packet, sliced string cheese, edamame, grapes and whole grain crackers.
Switch it up suggestion: Graham crackers instead of regular crackers, plus cacao nibs to make it more of a sweet treat!
4. The Classic
Peanut butter, honey and coconut flake sandwich with carrots, pear slices and and Pacific Food’s Vanilla Hemp Milk.
Switch it up suggestion: Almond butter if your school is peanut-free, add banana slices on the sandwich too!
5. Pasta Salad
Bowtie pasta with black olives, red pepper and spinach in your favorite Italian dressing, blueberries and a sliced boiled egg.
Switch it up suggestion: Add small balls of Mozzarella and diced salami to make a heartier pasta salad!
Now for your chance to win…
Pacific Foods has partnered with a few bloggers, as well as, USA Pears,ECOlunchbox, & Justin’s Nut Butter to launch a Back-to-School Campaign on Packing a Healthier Lunch! They sent me a load of goodies to help out and are going to send one of you the exact same package! Check it out…
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