But there's no reason it has to be the same lunch every day. You get tired of packing–and your child gets tired of eating–the same old sandwich, veggie and fruit combination. If you're looking for something new, try these out of the (lunch)box ideas that are easy to prep and pack. Bonus: They're also healthy and delicious!
Healthy Ramen With Sesame and Fresh Vegetables1 of 7
Ditch the packaged stuff and boost nutrition with this homemade recipe that includes healthier ingredients, including fresh veggies. This dish is perfect for subbing in whatever leftovers are in your fridge.
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich2 of 7
If your kid is an avocado eater, this egg salad adaptation uses it in place of mayonnaise for a boost of healthy fats. It's a perfect break from PB&J or turkey options and is sure to keep your kid full for an afternoon of fun and learning.
Zucchini Noodles Blueberry Basil Wrap With Honey Lime Yogurt3 of 7
This quick and easy lunch wrap combines zucchini noodles, creamy honey lime yogurt dressing and fresh blueberries for a protein-packed dish with a hint of sweetness. Perfect for kiddos who only ever seem to want dessert!
Morning Glory Muffins4 of 7
Homemade muffins are a great alternative to a sandwich, especially when they're packed with veggies. The fiber-filled oat flour is sure to keep your kid full and focused on schoolwork. Try slicing them in half and adding their favorite spread to the lunchbox for your kid to add on their own.
Peanut Butter and Banana Sushi5 of 7
Don't worry, there's no raw fish in this sushi roll. This lunch is a triple win: easy to make, fun to eat and healthy. Easily switch out the peanut butter for another nut (or nut-free) spread if needed.
Oat and Quinoa Granola6 of 7
Who says granola is only for breakfast? The versatility of this meal makes it easy to top with whatever bites your kid will happily devour. Pair this healthy, protein-packed option with a cup of yogurt for a nutritious lunch.