Here are 50 packable lunch ideas that are quick, easy and healthy! Perfect for kids and adults if you’re tired of packing the same thing every day!
*Note- this post was updated 6/23/16*
Let’s chat packable lunch ideas. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been getting back into the swing of things and remembering what it’s like to work 8-5. I’ve also dialed in my lunch-packing skills once again! I never really have a set plan when packing my lunches, but I do always try to include:
-A whole grain
-A protein source
-Lots of vegetables
I think a lot of people feel like they have to make their packed lunch with one big dish and some sides. I rarely do this. I generally pack 3-4 smaller things so I can enjoy a little bit of a lot of things. More fun to eat that way!
Another thing I’ve noticed about packing my lunch is that I’m eating a lot more vegetables during the day than I was when I was eating at home. When I had the whole fridge and pantry to choose from, I typically avoided veggies and chose other things. Now that I have to eat whatever I bring with me, I just make sure to include veggies in my packable lunch ideas for the week and then I eat them! Simple as that!
I get a lot of comments on how creative and varied my lunches are and even more questions about what to pack for lunch…
Ask and you shall receive! Here are 50 packable lunch ideas to inspire you to pack some fun new lunches! I’ve included links to recipes from the blog if I have them but those are by no means the only recipes you should try! Check out the general ideas and then do your own searches for those types of recipes that fit your taste preferences!
Be sure to pin the image below for easy reference later!
How To Roast Chickpeas
Frozen Smoothie (freeze in cubes & pack to thaw)
Wild Blueberry Kefir Smoothie
Loaded Sweet Potato
Crockpot Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Sweet & Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Asian Lettuce Wraps
Egg Cups/Baked Eggs
Paleo Breakfast Casserole
Pesto Chicken Pizza Rolls
More Simple Ideas
Fruit + Greek yogurt
Hard-boiled or deviled eggs
Raw veggie sticks
Homemade trail mix
Apples or celery + peanut butter
Peanut butter + crackers
Spiced roasted nuts
Cottage cheese + Tomatoes
Chips + Guac or Salsa
Homemade ramen noodles
Fruit or Veggie chips
Sweet potato + Almond butter
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Do you pack your lunch?
I’d love to hear your favorite packable lunch ideas!