It’s that time of year again. Lunch Box Season. And this time around you’re wondering what wholesome foods can you shove into your child’s lunch box without spending too much cash or time in the kitchen! I know the feeling and I opted to create a menu of lunch ideas complete with a main dish, veggie, fruit, beverage, and snack to make planning simple for you. 

Below are 20 lunchbox meals that my kids will be eating this year. After experimenting with organic foods and cutting out hormones, antibiotics, sugar,s and preservatives, we opted for a vegan free lifestyle. Although you can probably call us Flexitarians   as we have been known to have seafood on a rare occasion. However, even if you aren’t vegan, these recipes and ideas can be adapted to your family’s diet. 

We’ve seen  the health benefits and the tremendous improvement in reducing side affects from Aspergers and ADHD & ASD, but I digress;  below are 20 ideas with links to recipes or tips to make certain meals.  Another thought to keep in mind as you plan your child’s meals, with the invention of thermos and icepack, you can save big bucks by cooking meals like Lentil Spaghetti for supper one evening and then using it has a meal for your child’s lunch box. Simply heat it up and place in a thermos. This opens doors for soups, hot dogs, chili, pastas and more. 

If you would like a printable version: Vegan Lunchbox Ideas for Kids.

Main Dish Veggie Fruit Beverage Snack
PB & Jelly (Sushi Roll style) Baby Carrots  Whole strawberries Water 1/4 cup almonds
Apple Pecan Pizza   Celery & Bell Pepper Sticks & ranch dip  Grapes Almond Milk  bagged popcorn
 Almond Butter & Banana Sandwich  Cuties / sugar snaps  Cutie slices  Apple Juice  Chex mix
 Morning Glory Muffins  Broccoli heads and ranch dip  Blueberries   Water  Kashi Fruit Bars

Sloppy Chicks

 Cold corn on cob  Orange slices  Almond Milk Fruit Strip Snack


Main Dish Veggie Fruit Beverage Snack
Refried Bean Wraps  Corn  Grapes Water Chex Mix
Nutella & Apple Slices  Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas  In main dish  Berry Almond Milk  Tral Mix
Pizza Roll Diced Carrots & Baby Peas  Kiwi & Strawberry Slices  Water  Chocolate Pudding Cups 
Strawberry Jam on Whole Wheat Bread  Cauliflower/baby carrots & Catalina Dressing  Honey Dew Melon chunks  Apple Juice Pretzels
 Couscous with Peas   Bell Pepper Slices with Catalina Dressing  Apple Sauce  Chocolate Almond Milk  Edamame

* Cook couscous with organic veggie broth instead of water, add peas. It tastes great served warm or cold. 

Main Dish

Veggie  Fruit Beverage Snack
Sesame Noodle Salad Baby Carrots  Apple Slices Water Fruit strip snack
Veggie Wrap with Humus  Bell Pepper Sticks with  Ranch Dip  Grapes  Coconut Milk  Trail Mix
Vegan Hot Dog on a Bun  Corn  Honey Dew Melon and Cantaloupe  Water  1/4 cup Cashews
 Veggie Chili  Edamame  Mandarins  Apple Juice Trail Bars
 Chocolate Zucchini Muffins  Carrot Sticks, Cherry Tomatoes Apple Sauce  Orange Juice

 Whole grain crackers

*For the wraps, I use whatever wrap or tortillas I have on hand and either make my own humus from scratch or use store-bought. Simple and easy. Either place humus in a separate container or spread onto wrap, roll and slice into pinwheels.

Main Dish

Veggie  Fruit Beverage Snack

Lentil Spaghetti

Baby Carrots  Oranges  Water Fruit strip snack
Apple Quinoa Muffins  Carrot, Celery Sticks with Cherry Tomato  Watermelon chunks  Berry Almond Milk  Applesauce
Whole Wheat Bagel with Strawberry Jam  Cucumber Slices with Vegan Ranch Dip  Blackberry & Raspberry mix        Apple Juice  Goldfish Crackers 
 Crack Wraps  Carrots & Sugar Snaps with Catalina Dressing  Kiwi & Strawberry Slices  Water

 Chocolate Pudding Cups

 Brown Rice with Black Beans & Corn  In Main Dish  Pineapple Chunks  Water

 Trail Mix




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