Want to pack a whole week’s worth of school or office lunches with one featured ingredient? Today I’m going to show you how to pack 5 healthy school lunch ideas with turkey.
Making a variety of meals with one main ingredient is a lunch meal prep tip I have been using and demonstrating for years with ingredients like hard-boiled eggs, ham, chicken salad, and egg salad.
By focusing on one ingredient, in this case, deli turkey, you can plan and pack fresh lunches. Not to mention how much you will cut down on food waste. It’s a simple tip for parents that yields great and delicious benefits.
School & Office Lunches with Turkey
I think we can all agree that turkey is one of the most popular ingredients for school lunches, and in these recipes, I’ll show you how to pack it in different ways and with different lunch sides, so no one gets bored.
This grilled turkey sandwich is an upgrade from the usual and can be prepped ahead of time. Be sure to let the sandwich cool down to room temperature before packing into the lunch container, that way, it’s still nice and crispy when lunchtime rolls around.
2. Turkey and Cheese Bento
Why not assemble your favorite lunch ingredients and snacks into a bento box? Not only are they kid-approved, but they can be prepped days in advance and easy to please everyone.
3. Turkey Lettuce Cups
Lettuce cups are a great low-carb, high-protein lunch you can pack to the office or school. Add cheese, tomatoes, and pack it with your favorite dressing for a satisfying meal that will hold you over for hours.
Hummus makes a delicious and healthy spread that pairs great with the turkey and veggies. Feel free to swap the matchstick carrots for any of your favorite veggies like chopped spinach, olives, etc. If you’re a wrap-lover, I have more healthy lunch wraps ideas like this one, here.
This is a great way to finish up the remaining turkey from the week and those pasta leftovers. Toss it with your veggies and dressing, like this Balsamic Vinaigrette.
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5 Healthy School Lunch Ideas with Turkey
- ¼ cup hummus
- 2 large flour tortillas
- 6 slices deli turkey
- ⅓ cup matchstick carrots
- Spread the hummus over each tortilla.Top both tortillas with sliced deli turkey and the matchstick carrots. Fold and roll tightly before slicing in half.
- Serve immediately or pack into lunch containers with your choice of fruit and veggies.
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