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healthy school lunch idea: hummus pizza lunch with veggies!

Healthy Lunch Idea: Easy DIY Pizza Lunch

Looking for a healthy lunch idea your kids will love? Check out this DIY Pizza lunch! super easy to make with fresh ingredients.

Need an easy and healthy school lunch idea? Check out this DIY pizza lunch!

healthy school lunch idea: hummus pizza lunch with veggies!

My kids love interactive lunches. You know, the kind they can put ingredients together and build their delicious masterpiece while talking to their friends.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

I first launched MOMables to help parents make healthier versions of some of their favorite school lunches and meals, and everyone asked me for a “healthy pizza.”

In our weekly meal plans, we include tons of variety that help thousands switch up the classic pb&j sandwich, ham and cheese and even steer away from store bought boxed lunches.

What I love about this pizza lunch is that it engages kids to play with their veggies, to use them as pizza crusts and toppings, and to have fun with their foods! The lunchbox is an EasyLunchboxes container. 

The toppings are unlimited and the pizza combinations are endless. The bonus is that making this lunch is really easy.

The reason I chose to use hummus for this lunch is because the last time I tried to send a build-your-own pizza lunch to school tomato sauce went everywhere. That was the last time, clearly.

I also just found this “pizza” hummus by Sabra at the grocery store and it really does taste like pizza. Don’t worry, they don’t have meat or tomato sauce in it; it’s the seasonings and fine pieces of red pepper that give it it’s pizza-like flavor.

If you think this lunch idea is fun, wait until you see the ones in our sample meal plans.

Healthy Lunch Idea: Easy DIY Pizza Lunch

healthy school lunch idea: hummus pizza lunch with veggies!
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  • Yield: 1 lunch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 round pita, cut in wedges
  • 1/2 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 single Sabra Pizza Hummus or,
  • your favorite hummus
  • toppings of choice (sliced olives, tomatoes, peppers)

Instructions

  1. Assemble all items inside a divided lunch container or divide with silicone muffin liners.
  2. Pack inside the lunchbox along with a spoon to spread the hummus onto pita wedges.

From time to time, I work with awesome companies to develop recipes for this website.  Today’s post was brought to you by Sabra Dipping Co. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity. 

4 10 Grain Free school Lunch Ideas that are easy to make and kids will love!

Ten Grain-Free School Lunch Ideas

Are you looking for more grain-free school lunch ideas your kids will love? I’ve got you covered in this post.

10 Grain Free school Lunch Ideas that are easy to make and kids will love!
Believe it or not, everything you see in this photo is grain-free! Many of these ideas come from our MOMables Grain-Free Meal Plan. Wait, what? A meal plan for busy families that is kid-friendly and grain-free? Yes, you read it right.

As someone who packs five lunches, two breakfasts, and three snacks per day in a “to-go” container, I’ve gotten really good at the “how-to.” What can be difficult is to pack a regular lunch, two grain-free, one gluten-free, one dairy-free—you get the idea. This year, I am exclusively using the grain-free meal plan for my whole family. It’s the easiest solution, and with some of the awesome recipes, no one misses sandwiches either!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Speaking of sandwiches, the one below is a grilled sandwich! Yes! Made with our easy Grain-Free Blender Bread!

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Grain-Free Sandwich – This bread is completely grain-free and Paleo–friendly.

Blackberry Green Smoothie and Grilled Chicken. Learn how to pack smoothies for lunch!

Fiesta Chicken Salad Wraps, Wrapped in Seaweed

Zesty Mini Quiches

grain free paleo blueberry bran muffins that are perfect for the lunchbox!

Grain-Free Blueberry Bran Muffins with our easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs (1 minute video).

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 Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets

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Hummus Stuffed Avocados (video)

 

grain free wrap lunch box idea with leftover fajitas

Grain-Free Chicken Fajita Wraps

Cookie Monster Green Smoothie. Need to know how to pack a smoothie for lunch? We’ve got a post for that!


Healthy Fast Food! An assorted lunch with healthy real foods!

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Homemade Lara Bars Recipe

Do you buy packaged bars because they have few ingredients and are healthy? What If I told you that it’s really easy to make them yourself?

There are so many choices out there when it comes to snack bars.  In a pinch, I’ll often grab a box of Z Bars or Lara Bars, to add to lunches or pack in soccer bags for a post practice treat.

What I’ve found though, is that making a homemade version of Lara Bars really couldn’t be easier.  And the bonus?  My kids love them even more because they can help make them.  The ingredient list is as short and sweet and the time it takes to make them.

This recipe allows for all kinds of room for experimenting with new flavors.  Swap out the peanuts and peanut butter for almonds and almond butter.  Add in dried fruit instead of chocolate chips.  Maybe a dash of cinnamon to celebrate the flavors of fall?

There are so many combinations to try, you could make a new flavor every week! These add the perfect extra nutritional boost to a MOMables lunch if you have an older child or an athlete. Thanks to the Wannabe Chef you can make these at home.

Homemade Lara Bars

5 from 1 reviews

This recipe comes from The Wanna Be Chef.

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  • Cuisine: Snacks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, process dates and peanuts until they begin to form a paste.
  2. Add in peanut butter and continue to process until a dough begins to form.
  3. Add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap and spoon in date mixture. Press into rectangle, about 3/4 of an inch thick. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until firm. Picking up parchment liner, remove from loaf pan and cut into individual bars. Wrap individually and store in refrigerator. They are good for about a week.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Raw Cookie Dough Bites

Do you ever stop your kids from licking the spoon when you make cookies?

You know… with the whole raw egg and salmonella thing.  I know I do. 

One of the best parts of making cookies is tasting the dough, right? These Raw Cookie Dough Bites from The Nourishing Home are an easy way to do just that, without the worry of raw eggs or heating up the oven.

With wholesome ingredients like coconut flour, ground flax and nut butters you can feel good about making these for an after school snack or as a sweet addition to your kids’ lunch boxes.

 

 

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

5 from 2 reviews

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy raw almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the nut butter, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla until creamy and well blended. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, ground flax seed and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine. Use your hands to knead the dough. If the dough is too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it’s too dry and doesn’t hold together well, knead in one teaspoon of water. Fold in the dark chocolate chips or carob chips. Scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
  2. *Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes before serving. Makes about 18 cookie bites.

raw cookie dough bites

So easy and delicious. One-bowl-goodness right here. 

raw cookie dough bites

 

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