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Pizza Bistro Box

A pizza inspired bistro box made healthy and fast for the ultimate healthy and quick lunch!

pizza bistro box

This Pizza Bistro Box was inspired by both my kids’ devotion to pizza and my determination to use leftover toppings to pack lunches. It’s not your typical bistro box but we never really make “typical” lunches around here anyway.

The one thing I keep on a schedule is our meals because thanks to the Classic Meal Plan, dinner is always prepped and ready for when the six o’clock rush hits.

This bistro box comes together quickly with hummus, pita chips, nitrate free pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese, roasted bell pepper strips, and black olives. It’s the better version of the pre-packaged crackers and cheese or deconstructed pizza lunches you’ll find at the grocery store.

Don’t keep roasted bell peppers in your pantry? Swap them with fresh bell pepper strips. Use regular crackers, pita wedges, or even pretzels instead of pita chips. The options are endless!

Fresh and easy ideas just like this one can also be found in our Classic Family Meal plan. Both dinner and lunch include 5 recipes, a completed shopping list, and a done-for-you meal prep guide. Can I get a high five?!

That’s the fun in building bistro boxes, the ingredients are simple, ready to eat, and can be easily swapped or replaced with whatever items you have available, even with leftovers.

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Bistro Box Ingredients

Leftover items that are great for packing into a bistro box include:

Leftover grilled or roasted chicken
Guacamole and cheese from taco night
Egg salad from leftover hard-boiled eggs
Chicken salad from a previous lunch
Deli meats like turkey, ham, or roast beef
Hard-boiled eggs or deviled eggs

All you have to do is pair these options with fresh fruit, veggies, and a whole grain or grain-free carbohydrate to make it a complete meal.

Bistro boxes are also super quick to assemble and prep ahead of time. Most ingredients like deli cuts, veggies, fruit, and cheese will stay fresh for a long time in the fridge. So you can make these on Sunday and BOOM! You have lunches ready through Friday.

Looking for more bistro box ideas? Check these out.

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How to Build a Bistro Box

Whether you want a stress-free meal prep or need a few new ideas for both kid and adult lunches and snacks, a healthy bistro box like this Cali lunch is always a great idea. This post will show you how to build a bistro box fast with healthy and fresh ingredients.

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2 5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.

5 Healthy School and Office Lunch Ideas with Egg Salad

What do you do when you have eggs about to go bad? You boil them and make egg salad! And make enough to enjoy it all week! Today I’m sharing five healthy school and office lunch ideas with egg salad!

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.

What’s great about this post is that you can make perfect, easy to peel, hard boiled eggs and use them up to make egg salad for the week. Fresh eggs are not for boiling! Yep, that’s right. The best time to boil eggs is when you think they are going bad.

Making 5 different lunches with minimal ingredients that offer enough variety is quite simple. Check out this video for the inspiration.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

I don’t like eating the same thing day after day, and I know my kids don’t either. Nor do I want them getting bored with their food. So I have created a few videos for you on how to take some staple lunch items and create meals for the week.

For more meal ideas to help you add variety to your office and school lunches, head over to our meal plans page.

The 5 ideas to use Egg Salad include:

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.

Classic Egg Salad Sandwich with Bacon

Use your favorite bread for this sandwich, add some lettuce on each side of the bread, this helps to keep your bread from getting soggy in the lunchbox, and top with two or three scoops of egg salad. If you love bacon like my kids do, adding two slices of bacon makes this sandwich the lunch version of bacon and eggs.

 

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.

Celery Logs with Egg Salad & Olives

These celery logs are a fun crunchy way to eat egg salad. You can make these as a full lunch or even as a snack after school. Fill some celery sticks with egg salad and place a few sliced olives on top! It’s that simple. Add some fruit and extra veggies on the side and another lunch is complete.

 

 

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.
Avocado Stuffed with Egg Salad

This Avocado Stuffed with Egg Salad is one of my husband’s favorite lunches to bring to the office. It is full of protein and healthy fats, which help hold him over through the day. The best part, you can change this one idea up as well, just change the toppings, a little creole seasoning, tomatoes, olives or even some crumbled bacon.

 

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.

Tomatoes Stuffed with Egg Salad

A lighter version of the above avocado stuffed with egg salad. This is a delicious way to eat egg salad, and for those bigger appetites, you might want to make two.

 

 

 

 

5 easy lunches using egg salad for school or the office. High in protein, vegetarian, and easy to make lunch ideas.Egg Salad Wrap

My kids love hand-held foods in their lunchbox and this wrap is a simple way to get my kids to eat more veggies and protein in their school lunch. Use your favorite tortilla and chopped veggies, scoop in some egg salad and you have a delicious and filling meal for lunch.

 

 

Instead of trying to send turkey today, tuna tomorrow and ending the week with PB & J because we get lazy, try using one lunch staple a week and use these great tips!

Plus, if Egg Salad isn’t your thing, check out how to use turkey five ways and chicken salad five ways or even hummus five ways to keep lunch interesting all month long.

What would your kids love to eat every day for lunch?

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