8 (more) Easy Kids Lunchbox Ideas

I'm back with 8 more easy, real food kids lunchbox ideas (see my first post, here). I hope you find these inspirational as you gear up for packing your own kids' lunches, this school year! For more on how we simplify lunch box packing, check out this post.

For my favorite lunch gear + accessories, check out this one.

Onto the boxes!

Box #1: Deli roll-ups (ham and cheddar), dried edamame, frozen berries, peppers + a Nature's Bakery fig bar

Box #2: Simple quesadilla with salsa to dip, grapes, carrots + coconut cardamom energy balls (these are nut-free, though of course they do contain coconut so check with your school's regulations!).

Box #3: Cottage cheese as the protein, tomatoes, crackers, olives, sliced pears + a kids RX bar (not nut-free).

Box #4: (apparently into the RX bars, these days- I'm going with it!) Simple quinoa, tomato + basil salad, Vermont Stick mini meat stuck, clementine + a kids RX bar.

Box #5: Salami, cubed cheese, carrots with dressing (we love Primal Kitchen ranch and green goddess if I don't make my own), freeze dried strawberries + Larabar (not nut-free).

Want more inspiration for packing healthy lunchboxes? Download my free Healthy Kids Lunchbox Guide!

Box #6: Pizza chicken tenders, plantain chips, carrot chips with ranch (same as before), animal crackers, grapes.

Box #7: Grass-fed beef hot dog with ketchup, cherries, cucumber + whole milk yogurt.

Box #8: Deli meat + spinach wrap, carrots, frozen mango, dried edamame, olives and mini fruit snacks

Which one is your favorite? Which would your kids love? Share with me over on Instagram!

Favorite Lunchbox accessories:

Planetbox Rover with little dipper (an investment for sure- but they hold up well!)

Planetbox Shuttle with tall dipper

Bentgo Kids Bento Box (plastic option, but less expensive, easy to wash + super durable)

Lunch Picks

Silicone Muffin Cups

Kristin Dovbniak


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