My little bear Allie started FIRST GRADE this week, and I thought I would share some lunch ideas with you all. It can sometimes be difficult to come up with things to put into a lunchbox that do not require heat. Allie prefers to bring her lunch everyday- and I prefer it too. I like to know exactly what she’s eating (or not eating).
I always make her lunch the night before; after the girls have gone to bed. Sometimes these lunches take a little bit of extra time, that’s why I like to do them when I’m not in a rush (like in the morning before school).
I pack her lunch in these little containers that I get from Amazon that have separate compartments.
I mentioned these in a back to school lunch post along with some other lunchbox items and ideas a while back if you want to check that out!
Here are my ideas!
1. Turkey, Cheese, and Tomato Skewers
I cut a few skewers in half, and stacked on cherry tomatoes, turkey, and cheese. I also packed raspberries, wheat thins (they’re her favorite), and some strawberry yogurt. I added some sprinkles to the top to make it a treat.
2. Hawaiian Ham and Cheese
I simply made a ham and cheese, but instead of regular bread, I made it on a Hawaiian roll. It tastes so good this way, and she really likes these rolls. I put some green grapes on these little reusable toothpicks, then added pink goldfish crackers and a cookie.
I made Allie a BLT, which is one of her favorite sandwiches. She is almost able to eat a whole sandwich at lunchtime now, so I just sliced it in half and put some cute toothpicks in to keep it together. Then I added some baby carrots and some trail mix. I also added a few peanut m&ms to the trail mix to make it a treat.
I made her a wrap using a flour tortilla, ham, cheese, and some spinach. I rolled it up, cut it into slices, and kept them together with toothpicks. I added some strawberries, cheese nips, and a few fruit snacks.
Here I have used a cookie cutter to cut ham and cheese into circles, and added some crackers for a make-your-own lunchable. I also put some cherry tomatoes, a granola bar, and some Barbie fruit snacks. Kids just love to assemble, and Allie really loved this lunch.
A few days ago, Allie pointed out “Uncrustables” at the grocery store and asked what they were. They are basically little frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a round shape. I thought I could make her one on this day, so I made the sandwich, used a circle cookie cutter, and sealed all of the edges with a fork. I added some cubed cheese, tortilla chips, raspberries, and a little pink starburst.
All of these lunches were a hit with my girls, and I hope you like them too!
Thanks for reading xx