Who doesn’t love a variety of delicious options for snack time? This rainbow snack box offers just that, and it’s so quick to assemble!
You can follow this recipe to a T, or use it as a blueprint and create your own rainbow- let me show you how.
Want to use this idea for a healthy lunch? Good thinking! Add a dip like hummus or ranch to go with the veggies, a few slices of rolled deli turkey, and whole grain crackers- bam! You get even more variety AND a balanced lunch.
Having a compartmentalized lunch container comes in handy when you want to assemble multiple wet and dry ingredients under one lid. Check out a few of my favorite lunch container options to see which one works best for you.
What’s in this Rainbow Snack Box
In theory, you can create a rainbow snack box with all sorts of colorful ingredients.
This particular version includes:
- Veggies: red bell pepper and carrots have a sweet-fresh flavor and vibrant color.
- Fruit: use any of your favorite fruit like apples, oranges, pears, and berries.
- Treat: pack this with snack bites or a granola bar cut into 1-inch cubes.
- Protein: hard-boiled eggs or rolled deli cuts.
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How to Pack a Rainbow Snack Box for Lunch
Now, grab your ingredients, and let me show you how to assemble everything in the lunchbox.
Here is how I did it:
Wash and slice the fruit and veggies.
- Wet ingredients together
Add the veggies and fruit to the lunch box. Add the hard-boiled eggs to a separate compartment.
- Keep dry ingredients separate
The snack bites can be packed into the same compartment as the veggies, but if you’re packing a granola bar or crackers, place them in their own compartment, so they don’t absorb any moisture.
- Prepare for shipment
Close the lunch container and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.
Tips to pack a perfect lunchbox
Save time by peeling and/or cutting all the veggies, fruits, and eggs ahead. Assemble everything in the lunchbox, and you can forget about packing meals on busy mornings. By placing everything in compartments and storing it in the fridge, ingredients will stay fresh!
Keep apples from browning
If you’re adding apples to the rainbow snack box, you may want to keep them from browning, so adding them to the snack box at the very last minute is a good idea. In this post, I share several methods to keep apples fresh in the lunchbox.
Cook a batch of eggs
A terrific high-protein addition to any lunchbox! Batch-cook eggs in the oven, the pot, or Instant Pot, peel them, and store them in the fridge. This way, you’ll always have eggs on hand to add to your kids’ lunchboxes or your own meals!
Add a dip
Want to add hummus or Ranch to the Rainbow Snack box? Great choice! To prevent any leak, be sure to pack it in a separate small lidded container.
Healthy Rainbow Snack Box
- Wash and slice the bell peppers and apple.
- Pack the veggies and fruit into a lunch container. Add the hard-boiled egg and apple to the empty compartments.
- The snack bites can be packed into the same compartment as the veggies, but if you’re assembling this with a granola bar or crackers, they will need to be placed in a separate compartment.
- Close the container and pack it into a lunch bag with an ice pack.