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100 New Lunchbox Ideas To Try

My Mother Moment Of Shame happened Friday afternoon.

macs lunch

MacLean dumped his backpack on the kitchen table as usual after school.   ”Notice anything different, Mom?”

I looked over.  ”Uh…no.  Looks like your sack lunch, uneaten as usual.”

MacLean made that “13 year old boy exasperated noise” that he’s been perfecting.  ”Yeah.  Because it’s the same lunch I’ve had for 3 days!”

“But…but you like yogurt and oranges!” I hedged.

“No, Mom.  It’s the same exact lunch.  You haven’t changed anything for 3 days.  Why don’t you just tell the world you’re trying to murder me through Salmonella?”

Have I mentioned that my twins definitely picked up my Drama Queen streak?

But it’s true.  I must have just assumed I’d already packed it, or something.  Man, I do suck, don’t I?

Anyway, here’s a lovely list of 100 new ideas to try for packing lunch from home.  The lovely girls over at Family Fresh Cooking.com did all the work collecting them for us.  Thank you!

 

100 New Lunchbox Ideas To Try

100 new sack lunch ideas

Here is a list of 100+ recipes from around the web to get you started.

Bars

DIY power bars and granola bars are simple to prepare and are a great way to save money, use healthful ingredients and they taste amazing! See Brownies and Bars on Pinterest ~ lots of these are decadent, but fun to look at anyway!

Breakfast-y Snacks

These double as breakfast on the go or delicious snacks. if you are anything like me then you crave breakfast all day long! See loads of great (constantly updated) Breakfast ideas on my Pinterest page.

Cookies (healthy ones)

Want more cookies? Check out my Cookie favorites on Pinterest.

Crackers + Crunch

For more ideas follow my Snacks and Nibbles Pinterst board.

Fruity Snacks

Berries and sliced fruit and fruit salads are great in the lunchbox. You can also try these recipes. Follow my Tutti Fruitti board on Pinterest.

Muffins and Healthy Cakes

Follow Muffins on Pinterest too!

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts for Nuts! on Pinterest….for even more nutty ideas.

Popcorn

Also followt my Popcorn Pinterest board for more ideas…

Pudding

You can follow my Puddings and Custard Pinterest board too!

Savory Bites

For more follow Savory Bites on Pinterest.

Shakes and Smoothies

A great way to have a cold smoothie for your snack is to freeze it overnight and let it thaw throughout the day. Make sure you use a freezer safe container and you leave room for expansion! Follow Shakes, Floats & Smoothies on Pinterest.

Spreads and Dips

Kids and adults love dips. Pack organic nut and seed butters or make your own! Dips, spreads and sauces make fruits and veggies more tempting and they add some sustain to your snack. Also follow Dip + Dress + Sauce + Spread on Pinterest.

Veggie Snacks

Keep containers full of sliced and prepped veggies for grab and go snacks and lunches. You can also make these fun recipes. Eat Your Veggies on Pinterest.

Extras!

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  1. Susan 09/30/2013 at 11:12 am

    What a great list of delicious treats. Thanks so much for including my recipe!

  2. Jeanette 09/30/2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’m always looking for more lunchbox ideas! Thanks for including my post on Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids.

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