With three kids in the house, I have to plan ahead on lunches and healthy snacks. I try to include a protein and a fruit or vegetable with each one. I like the idea of bento boxes and I have a few styles of divided Tupperware style containers that you will see in this post. Here are some of the combinations I have used. These can work for adults as well as kids. Hopefully they will spark some ideas for you.
|Triscuits, cashews, and strawberries.|
|Whole wheat crackers, blackberries, and Daiya (dairy free) cheese for my youngest.|
|Cut up banana and peanut butter. |
The bananas will start going brown within a couple of hours,
so this needs to be eaten pretty soon after the banana gets cut up.
|Grapes and cashews. |
I put the cashews in a cupcake liner.
|Every day, my daughter takes a bag of fruit to preschool to eat with her breakfast. |
I usually make at least 3 ziplock bags at a time.
I wash and peel all the fruit to fill the bags.
These contain strawberries, raspberries, grapes, and cuties.
|Goldfish crackers and carrots. |
I would have preferred to use hummus instead of the goldfish, but I ran out!
|Pretzels and cottage cheese. |
My oldest likes to dip the pretzels in the cottage cheese for lunch.
I like these divided containers to keep these 2 parts seperate.
|These Justin's almond butter packs are great for travel. |
You can squeeze them on a piece of sprouted bread.
Enjoy with a banana.
|Triscuits with 2 spreadable cheese wedges. |
Good to add a plastic knife for spreading when you are on the go.
|Carrots and celery with hummus.|
|Peanut butter with a scoop of Nutella and graham crackers.|