Shopping for back to school lunch supplies can be an overwhelming task and sometimes you don’t know what you really need until you start the school year. Today, I’m showing you 6 essential supplies that our lunch plan members love that will help you start packing lunches like a pro!
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Check out how quick and easy these hummus filled lunchboxes are to make in this quick video. And by the way, if you are not subscribed to our YouTube channel, you should. A new recipe video comes out every single week! -and it’s free.
With these easy school and office lunch ideas, you’ll put your favorite hummus to use, since now you know that hummus is not just for dipping! Hummus is a great way to add flavor to many of your recipes going beyond eating it cold straight out of the tub. Using it as a spread or a salad dressing are two of my favorite ways to use hummus.
With today’s ideas, you’ll see how easy it is to pack to use hummus in a variety of ways, so the lunchbox never gets boring.