Perfect Ideas for School Lunches

Whether you’re in middle school, high school, college, or a parent packing a lunch for your little one, this post is for you!

What’s the staple for any sack lunch? A sandwich! But your basic ham and cheese can get verrrrry boring after a while so here’s three sandwich recipes to spice up your sack lunch.

  • Peanut butter, banana, honey sandwich (with a twist)
    • Put your creamy peanut butter on your bread (i prefer whole wheat) and sprinkle some cinnamon on it. Next drizzle your honey on top and cover the pb/honey with banana slices. Pop your other bread slice on top and voila!
  • Turkey (or tofurkey – yum), lettuce, avocado, bacon (tofurkey bacon – it’s actually good trust me)
    • Spread your avocado on your bread (i prefer ciabatta) so you don’t need any mayo, then lay your turkey and bacon on your bread. Top it off with a nice crisp slice of lettuce and finish it off with the other slice of bread.
  • Hummus, sliced cucumbers, mixed greens, sliced bell peppers, avocado
    • Spread the hummus on the bottom piece and assemble the veggie on top, simple, quick, and delicious!

A sandwich is great but you’re going to need more to keep you full and energized throughout the day!  My go to trick is packing a zip lock bag of sliced apple and a bag of pretzles with a little container of peanut butter. Then when I want to switch that up I do crackers and carrot sticks with a side of hummus.

Usually one sandwich and one snack a day is no where near enough to keep me going (I eat a lot, I know) So it’s nice to find a granola bar, protein bar, or supplement bar of some sort to throw in with your lunch to give you a little extra energy as well as a treat.

Last but not least, you probably want some kind of drink other than water to enjoy your meal with. Try brewing some tea and adding honey, chilling, and then putting in a water bottle or thermos for a nice beverage to go along with your lunch!

 

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