No Sandwich Healthy Lunch Ideas

Packing School Lunches

We are getting back in the swing of all things school over here, and that means packing lunches. I wanted to round up my list of go to sandwich free lunches. We generally don’t do bread over here. For lots of reasons, but mainly just because I don’t have easy access to a healthy bread option. Here are all my go to lunches.

How I think about packing lunches:

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Caprese Salad & Pasta

Ingredients:

How to:

I just boil a pot of pasta on Monday morning so that I have enough for the whole week. I toss the pasta and the tomatoes in a little olive oil and salt. To amp it up I will pick some basil from the garden, dried basil will work too.

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Nut Butter & Fruit Wrap

Ingredients:

  • Ezekiel Tortilla

  • Nut butter (I use)

  • Apples & Banana

  • Cinnamon (I use)

  • Vegetable side: carrots, cucumbers, jicama, cherry tomato or snap peas

How to:

Start with peeling the apple and chopping. Lay out the tortilla and cover in nut butter. Then sprinkle on the fruit and cinnamon.

I like to wrap ours up in parchment paper to keep it neat while eating.

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Homemade Lunch-able

Ingredients

  • Cheese

  • Lunchmeat (Nitrate free)

  • Crackers

  • Fruit

  • Vegetable: carrots, cucumbers, jicama, cherry tomato or snap peas

How to:

I like to use an organic cheese, my particular favorite brand is Organic Valley. I have talked with them and I trust their brand. One way to amp this up is to do a seeded cracker, like Mary’s Gone Crackers or a nut cracker, like Simple Mills. This is a great way to sneak in extra nutrition.

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Turkey, Hummus, Cheese Quesadilla

Ingredients:

  • Lunchmeat (Nitrate Free)

  • Cheese

  • Hummus

  • Vegetable Side: carrots, cucumbers, jicama, cherry tomato or snap peas

  • Fruit Side

How to:

I generally make this just like I would a normal quesadilla. I will put the hummus on one side and the cheese on the other side with the meat in the middle. Same thing goes for the meat and cheese as the other recipes, I like to use organic cheese and nitrate free meat.

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Fried Brown Rice

Ingredients

  • Brown Rice

  • Frozen Peas & Carrots

  • Egg

  • Edamame

  • Fruit side

How to:

I just cook a package of rice on the stove top according to the package directions. Towards the end of it being done I add in the frozen peas and carrots. Once the rice is done cooking I transfer to an oil lined skillet. Then scramble two eggs in the pan with the rice. Just move the rice over a bit and crack the egg on the exposed skillet. Then mix it all together. Cook the edamame in the pot that you cooked the rice in.

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Greek Noms

Ingredients:

  • Pepperoni or Salami (Nitrate free)

  • Naan

  • Cucumbers & Bell Peppers

  • Hummus

  • Olives (if you kids will eat them)

How to:

Just cut up the veggies and throw it all together!

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Deconstructed Tacos

Ingredients:

  • Taco Meat

  • Avocado

  • Corn tortillas or chips

  • Rice & Beans

  • Salsa

How to:

The options are really endless on this one. This is the prefect way to dress up leftovers the next day for lunch.

What I Pack Lunch with:

Lunchbox Recipes:

Healthy lunchbox ideas my kids will love. Good ideas for simple and different lunches for kids.

Healthy lunchbox ideas my kids will love. Good ideas for simple and different lunches for kids.

Healthy lunch box ideas my kids will love, simple and different.

Healthy lunch box ideas my kids will love, simple and different.