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This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it’s a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Are yours kids sweet snackers or savory snackers? Do they reach for fruit and cookies, or nuts and chips? One thing that my kids definitely inherited from me is their sweet tooth – they can never turn down a piece of chocolate! But they also love their salty crackers with edamame hummus.

This easy pineapple salsa is the best of both worlds! Sweet, juicy pineapple mixed with savory vegetables and a hint of spice from chili powder – it’s a snack you’ll never get tired of eating. It’s great with chips as an afternoon snack, packed in a lunch box or as a topping for grilled chicken or tacos!

If you deal with food allergies in your house like we do, don’t worry – this pineapple salsa is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, and still SO delicious! Let us know if you try it. Enjoy!

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa
 
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This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds moved and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve with chips, tacos, fish, chicken and much more.

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Easy Blender Salsa

1,2,3 blend! The blender does all the work in this easy blender salsa recipe.

1 Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it’s a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

Have you heard of sweet potato toast yet?? It took the Internet by storm a couple months ago after Kelsey of Little Bits Of posted about this genius idea. For those who are gluten- or grain-free, this is such an amazing replacement for bread in lunchbox sandwiches! Even if you eat bread, it can be a great way to get your kids to eat more healthy sweet potatoes.

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

So how exactly do you make sweet potato toast? Simply cut your potato into 1/4-inch slices and pop them in the toaster a couple times. It’s that easy! Then you can get creative with your toppings – we went with banana & peanut butter, but you can also do egg salad or avocado or even chocolate spread for a sweet treat!

Let us know if you try this sweet potato toast lunchbox sandwich. We’d love to see your creations on Instagram, so tag us @momables!

Swap the bread for vegetables in this Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich! Topped with banana & peanut butter, it's a healthy, gluten-free lunch for kids.

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Sweet Potato Toast Lunchbox Sandwich
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana, sliced
Instructions
  1. Cut the ends off of the sweet potato. Slice it lengthwise into ¼-inch thick slices so that you have 4 slices.
  2. Place slices into a toaster. Toast on high for 2-3 times until the outsides are lightly browned and the inside is cooked through. Repeat with the other two slices.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon onto each slice. Top with banana slices; close to form two sandwiches.
 

2 Pack a few Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites in your kid's lunch box for a healthy, gluten-free meal they will love! Full of pizza flavor & easy to prepare.

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

Pack a few Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites in your kid’s lunch box for a healthy, gluten-free meal they will love! Full of pizza flavor & easy to prepare.

Pack a few Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites in your kid's lunch box for a healthy, gluten-free meal they will love! Full of pizza flavor & easy to prepare.

Pack a few Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites in your kid's lunch box for a healthy, gluten-free meal they will love! Full of pizza flavor & easy to prepare.

My kids LOVE bite-sized foods. I mean, who doesn’t? We enjoy everything from bite-size no bake chocolate bites to one of our favorite recipes, spinach and bacon mini quiches. For some reason, it’s so much easier to get my kids to try new foods when they’re in small bites. Everything is better when it’s mini!

Another great thing about bite-sized foods is that they’re super easy to pack in a lunchbox. These Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites are yet another fun-sized food that my kids can’t get enough of! My kids love pizza, so I took all the familiar flavors and used them to introduce another healthy food into my kids’ diet: quinoa! It’s a gluten-free food that’s packed with protein and nutrients. Score!

You can customize these with your family’s favorite pizza toppings – we used olives, spinach and peppers. These are great for meal prepping at the beginning of the week to have lunch ready to go! Of course, don’t forget to pack the pizza sauce for dipping. That’s the best part!

Pack a few Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites in your kid's lunch box for a healthy, gluten-free meal they will love! Full of pizza flavor & easy to prepare.

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites
 
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Pack a few Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites in your kid's lunch box for a healthy, gluten-free meal they will love! Full of pizza flavor & easy to prepare.
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Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 24 bites
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of your favorite pizza toppings, chopped (pepperoni, olives, peppers, onions, spinach, ham, etc.)
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pizza sauce, for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 24-count mini muffin pan with cooking spray (or make 2 batches in a 12-count pan).
  2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except pizza sauce. Stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
  3. Scoop mixture into each mini muffin cup; fill to the top of each.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing.
  5. Pack pizza sauce in a separate container in a lunch box for dipping.
 

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It’s great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Are your kids back to school yet? It seems to be everywhere – all the stores have notebooks and pencil colors everywhere, “back to school” clothing scales are happening, and easy recipes are what’s needed. Especially easy lunch recipes, for all of you awesome lunch-packing moms out there!

Here’s another recipe to add to your lunch recipe list – Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches! They’re healthy, filling, and perfect for kids & adults alike. I love avocado and its nutrition, so I try to add it in our diet as much as I can. These sandwiches use avocado to replace the mayo used in traditional egg salad. I’d say that’s a healthier swap!

This avocado egg salad is vegetarian, gluten-free, and grain-free. Serve it on allergy-friendly bread if needed, or even in lettuce wraps! I love to pack it with fruit and nuts for a well-balanced lunch I feel good about sending my kids with. Enjoy!

If you need more healthy lunch recipes, check out our awesome meal plans! Classic, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegetarian available.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
 
Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 8 slices bread
Instructions
  1. Peel and roughly chop the hard-boiled eggs. To cook perfect hard-boiled eggs, learn how here.
  2. In a medium bowl, add avocado. Mash until completely smooth. Add yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Add eggs; stir until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add a scoop of egg salad to 4 slices of bread; top each with another slice of bread to form 4 sandwiches.
  4. Pack in an airtight container for lunch with fruit, nuts, or crackers.
 

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids’ new favorite snack! It’s the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

If you haven’t already noticed, we’re a family who loves hummus. Anything from buffalo chicken hummus dip to BLT hummus cups to even cooking chicken in hummus. If there’s a way to add hummus to it, we’re going to do it!

One reason I love hummus so much is that it’s a convenient, healthy snack that I feel good giving my kids. It’s full of protein and nutrition from chickpeas, plus it’s vegetarian and gluten-free, so it’s very allergy-friendly. I love prepping hummus cups at the beginning of the week with a few spoonfuls of hummus dip and fresh-cut veggies for a snack that’s quick to grab when we’re running out the door!

I like to keep a couple containers of our favorite hummus on hand at all times for snacking emergencies, but when I have time, I love to make my own! You can make it whatever flavor you want and control the amount of ingredients you use. I think it just tastes better, too. ;)

I love using sun dried tomatoes in my cooking, so of course I had to make a hummus version. This sun dried tomato hummus is full of flavor! It’s the perfect appetizer to serve at dinner or a party, or a great healthy snack to have on hand for you and the kids to enjoy. Serve with crackers or veggies for the ultimate dip!

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

 

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • Water, if needed
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding a little bit of water if necessary to thin it out. Blend until hummus is your desired consistency.
Notes
Store hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
 

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