Lunch Ideas for Kids (& Adults!)


We often get stuck in a lunch-rut, eating the same 2 or 3 things for lunch all month long.  It’s hard enough to find time for new ideas for dinner, much less lunch!  Since I only have an 18 month old, she doesn’t mind almond butter and honey sandwiches frequently, but I’ve been trying to be more creative and at the same time expand her pallet.

Here’s a list of ideas for lunches:

Fruits:  bing cherries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, plums, apricots, bananas, apples, etc…

Vegetables (can be served with ranch or hummus for dipping):  carrots, bell peppers, grape tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, radishes, etc….

Nuts:  almonds, cashews, macadamias, pecans, walnuts, etc..

Turkey, cheese, lettuce wraps

Applesauce, cottage cheese, olives, ants on a log (nut butter, raisins, and celery)

Full fat Greek yogurt, topped with berries.  Or mix a little honey in to sweeten.

String cheese, cubed cheese, sliced cheese, etc…

Hard boiled eggs, deviled eggs, pickle rolls (deli ham, with cream cheese spread on it, and a small dill pickle, all wrapped up. yum!)

Banana Muffins, Blueberry muffins, muffins…, corn dog muffins

LEFTOVERS!! (can a girl get an “Amen”?)

Sandwiches (using grain free breads):  Almond butter & honey or fruit jelly, turkey or ham, grilled cheese, etc..

Soups:  Tomato Basil, Vegetable, Chili, etc…

Avocado or Guacamole, beef jerky, Luna bars, Kind bars, dark chocolate, homemade nut butter cups

Grain free graham crackers, grain free cheese-its

Tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, etc… slathered on a cucumber slice with a bit of cheese

A couple cool lunch containers that I have on my “to buy” list:



As I have time, I’ll post of more lunch recipes and link them here.