Packing lunches is hard work and sometimes my mind goes numb when it comes to this weekday task. The best way to avoid getting stuck is to have a PLAN.
But it can’t be too fancy or that will paralyze me too.
I am a delicate flower.
I have brainstormed a list of 2 week’s worth of lunchbox meals that I think finds the perfect balance of healthy, yummy, and easy. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
But before you get started, check out THIS POST for all of my favorite essential lunchbox supplies. Once you are ready, hit the grocery store for your food. Use the FREE Printable grocery list below.
Assemble your lunches (either 5 day’s worth on Sunday night, or do them the night before each school day) and then don’t forget to add a love note! You can find all of my FREE Printable ones HERE.
Now for the 2-week menu!
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread. Apple slices. Strawberry yogurt. Honey wheat pretzels. Water.
Ham and cheddar and apple slices (optional) on 2 whole grain waffles. Carrot sticks. Organic fruit leather bar. Water.
Egg salad on a bagel. Sugar snap peas. Dried apricots. Chocolate milk.
Whole grain chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce. Snapea Crisps. Applesauce. String cheese stick. Water.
Turkey sandwich. Cucumber and carrot coins with lowfat dressing or hummus. Clementine. Water.
Sliced hot dogs (Applegate brand). Sweet potato chips. Cooked broccoli or carrot sticks. Clementine. Water.
Chicken salad (made with celery, dried cranberries, and walnuts). Whole grain crackers. String cheese stick. Grapes. Water.
Roast beef, cheese, and spinach on whole grain wrap. Baked chips and salsa or guacamole. Sliced strawberries. Water.
Peanut or almond butter with banana slices on whole grain bread. Honey wheat pretzels. Carrot sticks. Milk.
Ham and cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel or English Muffin. Apple slices. Water. 2 squares of dark chocolate (it’s the weekend – make it 3 squares). 😉
Let me know if this is helpful for you!
*If you are in a big lunchbox rut, check out THIS POST for some life-giving encouragement. 🙂