Is there anything better than making a healthy lunch in 5 minutes? I think not! Make this quick and easy charcuterie lunchbox today!
Grab some fruit, veggies, and deli ingredients, and read below to learn how to pack this so it stays fresh for lunch!
5 Minute Deli Meat & Fruit Lunch Idea
When you want to pack lunches fast, it’s best to not overthink it. Kids love finding a variety of foods that vary in color and texture inside their lunchbox and parents can feel good about the nutrition inside.
This charcuterie board inspired lunch idea takes 5 minutes to prep and it’s as simple as grabbing what you have in the fridge and pantry and assembling it in a compartmentalized lunch container.
What’s in a Charcuterie Lunchbox
Truth be told, the possibilities are endless when it comes to assembling a charcuterie lunchbox. In this one, you’ll find:
- Fruit: this lunch includes fresh strawberries and blueberries.
- Veggies: sliced crunchy English cucumber.
- Protein: 2 to 4 ounces of rolled-up deli turkey.
- Something crunchy: pita chips but you can add whole-grain crackers too.
- Treat: puffed cheese bites but this can be something sweet too.
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How to pack a Charcuterie Lunchbox
Here is how to pack this charcuterie lunchbox so it stays fresh until lunch:
Wash fruit and veggies, slice as needed.
- Wet ingredients together
The fruit and veggies and protein can be packed in the same compartment.
- Separate dry ingredients
To keep the pita chips or crackers crunchy until lunch, they must be packed in a separate compartment so they don’t absorb moisture from the other ingredients.
- Prepare for transport
Close the lid, add an ice pack if the weather is hot, and place it inside your child’s lunch bag.