These lunchbox tacos are a hit, and it’s no mystery why! You get the classic ham and cheese combo in a soft tortilla that’s easy to eat.
The best part: you can customize this idea with any deli meat and cheese you have on hand- let me show you how!
Easy Lunchbox Tacos
Lunch tacos are one of the smartest ways to turn leftover tortillas into an easy and healthy meal your kids will ask you to make on repeat. They’re quick to assemble and pack great in a lunch container.
I like to keep it simple with deli meat, cheese, and fresh lettuce for a bit of crunch, plus, these ingredients fill up the tortilla fast and won’t make it soggy.
If you’d like to add ranch dressing or honey mustard, you can pack it in a mini sauce container, so it’s easy to drizzle on the taco before eating.
What is in these Lunchbox Tacos
Here’s a list of what you’ll need for lunchbox tacos
- Tortillas: the small flour ones work great.
- Deli ham: sliced turkey, roast beef, and chicken also work great.
- Cheese: use any of your favorite sliced or shredded cheese.
- Lettuce: to fill the taco.
- Snacks: could be fruit, veggies, protein bites- anything!
Watch how these fun ham sandwich tacos are made in this quick video!
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How to Pack Lunchbox Tacos for Lunch
The secret to keeping these tacos intact while in the lunchbox is to pack them in a compartment that’s large enough to fit them but small enough that the tacos don’t fall over. This will prevent the ingredients from falling out and the lunch from becoming a ham and cheese salad.
To keep the tortillas from soaking up excess moisture, any fruit, veggies, and snacks should be packed separately. A kid’s lunch box with compartments works great for moments like this!
Easy Lunchbox Tacos
- 2 mini flour tortillas
- 1 cup lettuce, chopped
- 3-4 ounces sliced deli ham, turkey, or chicken
- 1 slice cheese, halved
- 1 peach, pitted and sliced
- ½ cup halved strawberries
- Place the tortillas onto a flat surface and top two with the lettuce, ham, and cheese. Fold the tortillas and pack the tacos into a compartmentalized lunch container.
- Add the fruit and additional snacks into the empty compartments to keep them separate from the tortillas.
- Close the lunch container and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.