DIY Lunch Bag & 6 Healthy Lunch Ideas

DIY Lunch Bag & 6 Healthy Lunch Ideas

As the back-to-school season approaches, it's time to gear up with nutritious and delicious lunch ideas that will fuel young minds for a successful day of learning. Say goodbye to boring lunch boxes and embrace the creativity and fun in packing lunches that will keep your children energized and focused throughout the school day. Sallie Tomato has three easy & healthy lunch ideas to inspire you whether it's for back to school or your everyday lunch at the office! 

1. Bento Boxes!

Kick off the school year with creative bento box ideas that showcase a variety of nutrients and colors. Discover how arranging bite-sized portions of fresh fruits, crunchy veggies, whole-grain crackers, and protein-rich bites can make lunchtime exciting and enticing for your little ones! Our new Bette Bento Lunch Box are the perfect size for this! 

2. Wraps!

Introduce your kids to the joy of assembling their own wraps and roll-ups. Search for healthy recipes that feature whole grain wraps or tortillas filled with lean proteins like grilled chicken or turkey, along with plenty of veggies and flavorful spreads. Let them get creative with the fillings and watch them eagerly devour their handmade masterpieces. Pack up their lunch box & add the finishing touch with one of our Easy Fabric Napkin and you are good to go! 

3. Snackables!

Kids love snacks, so why not make lunchtime extra enjoyable with a variety of snackable portions? From homemade energy balls to veggie sticks with hummus and trail mix, our blog offers an array of nutritious snack options that your kids will love to munch on! Send them with Lunch Wrap for an easy assessable lunch! 

4. Hummus Snack Box!

This Hummus Lunch Box is a cold lunch classic. With almost zero prep work, this is the fastest, easiest no-cook lunch around.

A hummus snack box might include:

  1. Hummus: The main component of the box, usually a small container of hummus.

  2. Pita Bread: Sliced pita bread or pita chips for dipping.

  3. Vegetable Sticks: Sliced vegetables like carrots, cucumber, celery, and bell peppers, which are perfect for dipping into the hummus.

  4. Olives: A few types of olives, such as Kalamata or green olives, for a savory flavor.

  5. Cheese: Some cubes of feta cheese, mozzarella, or other cheese varieties that complement the hummus.

  6. Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, or other nuts for added crunch and protein.

  7. Dried Fruits: A small portion of dried fruits like apricots, figs, or raisins for a touch of sweetness.

  8. Crackers: Whole grain or seed crackers to pair with the hummus.

  9. Extras: Some variations might include items like roasted red pepper slices, falafel, cherry tomatoes, or even a hard-boiled egg.

The idea behind a hummus snack box is to provide a balanced and satisfying snack with a mix of textures and flavors. It's great for on-the-go, work lunches, or just as a delicious and nutritious snack at any time of the day. You can customize the contents of the box based on your preferences and dietary needs!

5. Snack Box!

A snack box is essentially a collection of snacks conveniently packaged together for easy consumption. Here are some ideas for items you might find in a snack box:

  1. Nuts: Almonds, cashews, walnuts, or mixed nuts for a protein and healthy fat boost.

  2. Dried Fruits: Raisins, apricots, cranberries, or other dried fruits for natural sweetness.

  3. Fresh Fruits: Sliced apples, grapes, berries, or orange segments for a refreshing touch.

  4. Cheese: Cubes of cheese like cheddar, mozzarella, or even cheese sticks.

  5. Crackers: Whole grain, seed, or rice crackers for a crispy element.

  6. Vegetable Sticks: Carrot, cucumber, celery, or bell pepper sticks for a crunchy and healthy option.

6. Bento Lunches! 

These Healthy Bento Lunch Box Recipes are the perfect grab-and-go lunch – make them beforehand and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days! 

Make mini pizzas out of tomato sauce, pita bread, cheese & pepperoni slices! Or make a quinoa salad with peppers, lettuce, olives, and some feta! Another great bento lunch idea is meat and cheese! Add some egg for even more protein and make it an adult like lunch-able! 

Feel free to get creative and substitute ingredients to suit your taste. You could also add items like edamame, or different types of protein like grilled fish or tofu. The key is to have a variety of colors, flavors, and textures to create a balanced and visually appealing meal.

Remember, bento boxes are not only delicious but also a great way to practice portion control and enjoy a well-balanced meal on the go.

We hope this helps give parents creative and healthy lunch ideas that will nourish young minds, foster a love for nutritious food, and set the stage for a productive school year. Let's make this school year a memorable one filled with nutritious and delicious lunches that fuel bright minds for a brighter future! Happy Stitching! :) 

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