Healthy Lunch Box Meals & Snacks for Kids
No need to stock up on bologna or peanut butter and jelly for these five lunches! A wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins create a delicious selection of mix and match options that never grow old. You’ll see the positive results when your kids come home with empty lunch boxes!
- Avocado, Lettuce & Tomato Pita
Avocados are a top-10 superfood and worthy of being the centerpiece of healthy lunch box meals for your children. Cultivated for thousands of years, nutrient-rich avocados are high in fiber and among the superstar fruits when it comes to folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium. It also has a well-deserved reputation as a delicious, heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat. If you’re running late making your kids’ lunch box meals, just mash the avocado until it’s creamy, then add lettuce and tomato. Or add some mild salsa to transform it into guacamole. (Notice there isn’t any mayo in this sandwich!). Round out the lunch with crunch carrot sticks and juicy grapes.
- Chef’s Salad Supreme
Start with your favorite pre-packaged mix of lettuces. Then add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, walnuts, black or green olives, and bite-size pieces of chicken or turkey. Include a single serving of packaged salad dressing. Add orange slices and bottled water for a well-balanced meal.
- Turkey Pita & Hummus Dip
Spread hummus on a whole-wheat pocket pita and add turkey for a delicious Mediterranean style lunch-box meal for your hungry kids. Add a small container of extra hummus for dipping cherry tomatoes, raw carrots, broccoli, or celery. Add grapes for pure sweetness!
- Chomps Protein Grab
Save precious time in the mornings with this super-quick healthy lunch. Grab two Chomps Natural Beef Sticks, cherry tomatoes, a banana, and bottled water for a tasty, filling lunch that delivers steady energy for the rest of their school day. A favorite alternative to traditional, unhealthy beef jerky brands, each beef stick delivers 9 grams of delicious protein and is individually wrapped for on-the-go convenience.
- Chicken or Tuna Salad with Avocado
Avocado is so healthy and wonderful that we have to include it twice in our list of tasty and energizing lunch box meals next time you make chicken or tuna salad, ramp up the “healthy” by using avocado instead of mayonnaise for a creamy texture everybody loves. You’ll say goodbye to hundreds of unhealthy calories when you do. These special salads are so delicious, you can put them in a pita pocket, a sandwich, or make it a no-bread lunch. Complete the meal with healthy sides of raw veggies and a fruit cocktail cup.
Made from 100% grass-fed non-GMO Angus beef, Chomps Natural Beef Sticks is the perfect snack for lunch box meals, after-school snacks, and an active lifestyle. Chomps is enhanced with the down-home flavors of farm-fresh ingredients and preserved with natural celery juice. Instead of being hard to chew, Chomps is very tender and juicy and comes in three popular flavors. Chomps are free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, dairy, and MSG. Available online and at all Trader Joe’s retail stores nationwide.
Order Chomps natural beef snack sticks online in three juicy flavors—Original, Crankin’ Cran, and Jalapeno. Chomps is Whole30 approved and paleo-diet friendly. Enjoy your protein boost the healthy, tasty way!