Healthy Lunch Box ideas–week 2

Here are the lunches I packed for my son the past five days. You can check out week 1 here.



Day 1: Homemade Lunchables (Ritz crackers, cheddar cheese, turkey (or ham), diced watermelon, celery, pistachios, and gogurt.

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Day 2: Sometimes you just need a classic. PB&J, carrot and celery sticks, apple, and Fridays are treat day for us so he got a package of cookies.

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Day 3: Cheese quesadilla, gogurt and fruit salad (diced watermelon, apple, orange, and grapes…I just cut up whatever was in the fridge)

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Day 4: Tortilla roll ups, green and red bell peppers, diced watermelon, and apple sauce.

To make the tortilla roll ups spread a thin layer of cream cheese all over a tortilla. Add a layer of spinach to the cream cheese leaving 1/2 inch of cream cheese showing (it will be the “glue” that holds everything together when you roll), add turkey or ham on top of the spinach and then roll. Cut with a sharp knife. I used plain cream cheese, but this would taste so good with onion and chive flavored cream cheese!

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Day 5: Tuna sandwich (using this recipe), edamame, apple slices, and a romaine salad with tomatoes and almonds. (To keep the tuna sandwich safe I added a small icepack to his lunch box)

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Here’s a tip for keeping apple slices from turning brown. You can also use 7up or Sprite, but I never have them on hand, so I always use the lemon juice.

  • November 24, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    cindt - Love your great ideasReplyCancel

  • July 29, 2014 - 6:28 am

    Carrie - Followed on over from My Life and Kids today 🙂 Just another tip/FYI: I use pineapple juice to stop my daughter’s apples from turning brown, it works and makes the apples taste great!ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Amy - Where did you purchase the lunchbox and tupperware and muffin cups ? Thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • January 20, 2016 - 12:41 pm

    Krystal - Great tip! Thank you, I can now pack my daughter cut up apples in her lunch without worrying about them browning. I will be sharing this tip with others! Visiting from http://kidscraftsandcakes.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • July 30, 2016 - 11:12 am

    Susan - Does your child eat the quesadillas cold (made the night before), room temp or does he heat them up in the cafeteria microwave?ReplyCancel

  • August 16, 2016 - 9:55 am

    Thia - How long do the apples stay good after soaking in the water and lemon juice? Do you do it daily, or can they last a couple/few days?ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2016 - 12:18 pm

    Bianca Filardo - Your lunch ideas look amazing. What kid wouldn’t love to unpack one of these? I really like the lunch box you are using. When needed, I like to use food-safe cotton bags for dry items. I can reuse them again and again!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2016 - 8:29 pm

    greg - Where did you purchase the lunchbox and tupperware and muffin cups ?ReplyCancel

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