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Lunchbox Ideas Everyone Will Love

As another academic year begins, we’ve been giving our lunchbox ideas a refresh.

Sandwiches and Wraps

  • Turkey and avocado wraps with wholegrain tortilla.
  • Hummus and veggie wrap with carrots, cucumbers and bell peppers.
  • Tuna and cucumber finger sandwiches.
  • A twist on the old classic. A BLAT sandwich (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) on wholewheat bread.

Roll-Ups and Pinwheels

  • Turkey and cheese pinwheels using wholewheat tortillas.
  • Spinach and cream cheese roll- ups.
  • Smoked salmon and avocado wraps.

Salads

  • Chicken Caesar salad with grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons and Caesar dressing (pack dressing separately).
  • Quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and a lemon vinaigrette.
  • Mixed greens salad with grilled veggies, chickpeas and balsamic vinaigrette.

Snack Boxes

  • Hard-boiled eggs, crackers, cheese slices and grapes.
  • Trailmix with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a few dark chocolate pieces.
  • Greek yogurt with honey, granola and sliced strawberries. (Remember: no nuts or granola if it’s for a school lunchbox, in case of any allergies).

Bento Boxes

  • Sushi rolls (vegetarian or with cooked fish) with edamame and sliced fruit.
  • Cheese cubes, crackers, baby carrots and a yoghurt pot.
  • Mini meatballs, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli and a fruit cup.

Finger Foods

  • Mini pitta pockets with hummus and cucumber slices.
  • Cheese and wholegrain pretzel sticks.
  • Apple slices with cream cheese for dipping.

Warm Options
(using a thermos): 

  • Vegetable soup (minestrone, tomato or butternut squash) with wholegrain bread.
  • Chili with lean ground turkey, beans, and diced vegetables.
  • Oatmeal with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Leftovers

  • Pasta salad with grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, olives and Italian dressing.
  • Stir-fried veggies and tofu with brown rice.
  • Homemade pizza slices with tomato sauce, cheese and your choice of toppings.

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