Guacamole is not just for parties and unlimited chips at your favorite Mexican restaurant; it can also be a great addition to a healthy school lunch!
Below, you’ll find easy lunches with guacamole and my tips for keeping them fresh until lunch.
Healthy School Lunch Ideas with Guacamole
We all know that guacamole is good for you because it’s made with avocados which are rich in fiber, healthy fats, and minerals such as potassium; all great reasons to add it to any lunchbox! Here are some favorite lunch ideas with guac:
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How to Keep Guacamole Fresh for Lunch
Browning is normal with any homemade guacamole you use, and there’s no way to prevent it; only slow it down by adding an ice pack inside the lunch bag to keep the lunch cool and by using a fresh fruit preserver in your guacamole. You can skip the browning altogether and buy a guacamole single pack, which already includes citric acid, the main ingredient in the fruit preserver.
Use homemade, store-bought guac, or even leftovers from taco night to make a healthy lunch! There’s no right or wrong way to pack it.
7 Lunch Ideas with Guacamole | Tex Mex Bento Box
- 2 ounces guacamole, or single serve guac
- 1 serving whole grain chips, your favorite
- 1 cup fresh veggies, washed and sliced
- 1 ounce cheese cubes, optional
- Fill a small lidded dip container with guacamole or pack a single-serve guac inside the main compartment of the bento box.
- Place your favorite tortilla chips around the guacamole, in this compartment. The idea is to keep all dry ingredients here so the chips don't get soggy.
- Wash and slice fresh veggies –like bell peppers or cherry tomatoes- an place them in another compartment of the lunchbox.
- Place any other ingredients, like cheese cubes or black olives (shown) in a separate compartment or inside a lidded container.
- Close the lid to the bento box and refrigerate until ready to pack inside a lunch bag. This lunch can be assembled the night before.