Top 10 Lunch Box Snacks

Lunch Box Ideas

August 13, 2013   9 Comments

Summer is coming to a screaming halt for families all over the country. Did you notice the advertisements for school supplies everywhere?

My children are exhausting. They are always demanding that the food in their lunchbox keeps changing. Would I love to pack carrot sticks every day? Yes! But, will they eat them every day? No!

So, I tax my brain about what types of healthy foods to include - and most importantly - I involve them in my decisions. If they "buy in" to a healthy snack, they are much more likely to actually eat it.

I am hoping that as my children get bigger - they will pack their own lunches. This would make my life SO much easier and be good training for when they no longer live here.

The list below is meant to augment the obvious stuff for lunch boxes (apples, grapes, bananas, veggie sticks, whole grain crackers, etc.).

Hopefully, this list will inspire you to keep adding variety so your kids don’t start demanding the hamburgers and fries from the school cafeteria.

1. Homemade Peanut Butter Make Your Own Peanut Butter With or Without Chocolate

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3. granolamuffinsb Try This Trick For Some Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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5. newantslogb Return To An Old Favorite Snack (With A Twist)

6. diygogurtb Make Your Own Gogurt For A Healthy (and Green) Snack

7. chocolatecoveredfigb Yum! A Caramel Salted Chocolate Makeover

8. lunchableredob Simple and Fun: DIY Pizza Lunchable

9. Chocolate Banana Cake Mug Recipe Hit Your Cake Craving With The Microwave

10. Mason Jar Parfait Mason Jar Yogurt Parfait

Below is my favorite lunch box (because it has compartments to put yummy food in) and my friend, Kelly, came up with them.

What do you put in your kid's lunch box?

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Yum! Everything looks so good!!!

on August 13, 2013

Wow, what a beautiful looking lunchbox...I want one!! where?

on August 13, 2013

I just got your email and the first thing I see is my FOURTH GRADE LUNCHBOX!!! Thanks for the memories and the recipes!

on August 13, 2013

Great suggestions!

on August 13, 2013

I'm loving these ideas! I'm always looking for easy and healthy snacks. Great blog! I write about recipes, snacks, and fitness at Would love to share ideas :)

on August 13, 2013

I really like the little cups of hummus that comes with these little pretzel crackers. I normally give away the crackers and then I eat the hummus with the little mini carrots that you can get at the super market.

on August 13, 2013

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on August 13, 2013

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on August 17, 2018

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on October 18, 2018

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