These Healthy Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas and snack pairing make packing your kiddo a simple and delicious lunch a breeze!
Lunch will always be my favorite subject.
The midday bell would ring a sweet symphony of joy as we were finally allowed to run to our cubbies and discover what goodies (or not so goodies, sorry Mumsy) our parents had packed for us that day. Not gonna lie…if there was any type of chocolate or peanut butter in there I was on cloud 9,576 for the rest of the day.
When it comes to packed lunches, it’s really easy to make them unhealthy with a bunch of processed crapola, added sugars, and funky additives. Lucky for all of us, it’s crazy easy to make them healthy, too. Kids’ lunches are the afternoon pick-me-ups that power their bodies and brains for the rest of the day; so it’s super duper important to fuel them up with food that is nourishing and of course tasty.
Today I have for you a boatload of healthy and easy recipes from a bunch of my dietitian and blogger pals that are fit for a school lunch or a work lunch! I’ve also added pairing suggestions to get the creative lunching juices flowin’.
Lunch on my party people, lunch on!
Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers. Make a batch and freeze leftovers for easy lunching. Pair with leftover baked sweet potato fries + fresh berries.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese via Making Thyme for Health. Pair with kiwi slices + mini carrots.
Veggie Nuggets via Real Mom Nutrition. Pair with sliced cucumbers and hummus for dipping + grapes.
Chickpea Hummus Salad Sandwich via Avocado a Day Nutrition. Pair with mini carrots + clementine + mini dark chocolate PB cup.
Pumpkin Apple Baked Mini Pancakes via The Lean Green Bean. Pair with mini bell peppers + watermelon cubes.
Banana Date Nut Butter Roll-Ups via Lone Star Nutrition. Pair With sliced cucumbers + guacamole + strawberries.
Ants on a Log via Ricotta & Radishes (with nut butter, veggie cream cheese, hummus, etc). Pair with baked tortilla chips + a banana.
Crispy Baked Tofu Fingers. Pair With dip of choice (hummus, guac, ketchup, etc) + green grapes + trail mix.
Grilled Nutella Banana Sandwich via Minimalist Baker. Pair with celery sticks + popcorn.
Triple Layer Apple Sandwich via Tales of a Kitchen. Pair with sugar snap peas + roasted red pepper hummus.
The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich via Hurry the Food Up. Pair With trail mix (with chocolate, duh) + cantaloupe slices.