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Easy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids And Adults

Recipes | July 28, 2022

I am sharing easy and healthy lunch box ideas for kids and adults. With little prep time, you can create these bento box lunches that are perfect for on the go. Scroll down to check them out!

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School is right around the corner, and I have lunch box ideas on my mind! I am always looking for ways to provide my children with healthy food options that are easy for me to make and that they enjoy eating.

You can check out my quick and easy school-day breakfast ideas here!

groceries on kitchen countertop to be used for lunch boxes

Groceries for on-the-go lunch box ideas!

Gathering your groceries is the best way to set yourself up for success. I know this sounds obvious, but oftentimes I end up scrambling to make these lunches if I haven’t ordered or shopped for my groceries. 

Free Downloadable Tool: Lunch Box Grocery List HERE.

produce divided into food storage containers

Lunch box food prep and storage

Once you’ve ordered/shopped your items, simply wash the produce and place them in airtight food storage containers along with the other lunch items. These are my favorite. 

Now you can easily access all your fresh produce, lunch meats, and other lunch food items.


vegetables and fruits inside food storage containers

Food prepped and ready inside food storage containers.

Next, you will want to think in terms of categories.  What do I mean by this? Each lunch box should have protein, fruit, and veggie (carbs are optional). 

Protip: Bento-style lunch boxes are the perfect solution to use when you make these easy, healthy lunches. The exact one that I use in this post is here, and I love this one too.

That’s it; you are ready to create easy and healthy lunch box ideas for school and work mornings! Check out some examples I made below.

Easy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids And Adults

easy lunch box idea with turkey, hummus, salad, and pita bread

A healthy lunch box idea

Salad (spring mix with carrots, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers), hummus, pita bread, turkey slices, and Monterey jack cheese.

easy lunch box idea that includes chicken, fruit and vegetables

An easy lunch box idea

Grilled chicken (I use Tyson frozen cooked chicken), celery sticks, blueberries, applesauce, Monterey jack cheese, and cocoa almonds.

easy lunch box idea

A healthy and easy lunch box idea

Star cut-out sandwich (turkey, spring mix, light mayo, and mustard), hummus, pita bread, beef jerky, and berry mix (strawberries and blueberries).

Which easy lunch box idea are you loving most? Let me know in the comments below.



Making these lunches for you and your children is easy to do when you shop for your groceries ahead of time and prep the food in airtight storage containers! Then, simply mix and match from different food categories for endless healthy and delicious lunch options.



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  3. So many great ideas! Planning ahead makes school mornings so much easier! This will help a lot!

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