No Sandwich Lunches!

My posts about lunches that I pack without sandwiches are always the most popular. I love a good sandwich, but nobody wants to eat that every day!

For your viewing pleasure, I've taken some of my personal favorite no-sandwich lunches and built a little video about them, with some pointers about what to include and some of my favorite tips  for how to make them amazing. 

All of these lunches are packed in my forever favorite EasyLunchboxes. Enjoy and happy lunch packing! 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

New Favorite Snack Boxes!

It's been a while since I've found something new that I'm so excited about that I wanted to shout it from the rooftops - but we have new snack boxes.

You may already know that EasyLunchboxes are my favorite, and most recommended, box for packing school lunches. We've loved these since we started packing lunches, and now there's a new one to choose from. 

This is the new EasyLunchboxes snack box! I think it's absolutely perfect. It's the same genius design as the original, easy to use and pack, easy to clean, just in a smaller size. This is perfect for snacks, but it's also really awesome for your little eaters with smaller appetites. I'll post more about them later as we've used them more.

Everything You Need For School Lunch Packing

I get lots of questions about the products I use to pack our lunches, so I thought it might be helpful if I gathered up all my favorite items in one post.

I think one of the most important aspects of easy lunch packing is to have products and containers that are consistent and reliable. While it is fun to have a nice variety of accessories, if you want to be quick and efficient in your lunch packing, choosing a reliable set of stuff that you can use day in and day out is going to be your best bet. 

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Muffins + Yogurt.

easy school lunch idea: breakfast for lunch.  Easy banana chocolate chip muffins (with recipe!). whatlisacooks.com

The Lunch Idea:

I was so excited about this lunch, I had been thinking about it all week.  I have been working on this muffin recipe and I finally got it just right.  My kids love these muffins so much. And, despite the few chocolate chips, I feel pretty good about letting them eat them because they are mostly pretty healthy stuff. So of course I knew I was going to be packing my usual Wednesday breakfast-for-lunch, and this was a no-brainer because I had muffins already made and ready to go!

What's in the lunch:

perfect school lunch idea from whatlisacooks.com - mini chocolate chip muffins and fruit, with an easy muffin recipe.

Questions and Tips:

  • This particular yogurt is one I bought locally.  It's an awesome brand and they make the most amazing creamy yogurt. But I have copied this idea and made it myself before.  You just need plain yogurt, honey, and lemon curd.  Buy a good quality, thick and creamy (whole milk) greek yogurt. Sweeten it with a little honey, and then loosely fold in a little lemon curd.  My lemon curd recipe is here, and it is ahhhmazing. 
  • In case you missed it above - my muffin recipe is here.  These are so easy to make!
  • These are honey nut cheerios because that's what I had in my pantry, but this lunch would easily be nut free if you just used the plain cheerios. 
  • I wish I could find those little flower pots for you, but I got them at a local market and I have yet to find them online.  I'll keep looking though!
  • The containers are also one I bought at a store and can't find online.  The store was Daiso, which is an amazing dollar type store that sells all kinds of things from Japan. 
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easy school lunch idea: breakfast for lunch.  Easy banana chocolate chip muffins (with recipe!). whatlisacooks.com
 
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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

Tidy little snack box

This is a fun little snack box. This one is packed in a tin box that I got in the "One Spot" aisle at Target. They often have fun little boxes there for just $1 or $3, and they are great to grab up and use for packing snacks. My favorite little square silicone muffin cups fit perfectly in here to divide it into sections, for lots of little nibbles. 

In this box she has a few bites of popcorn chicken, cherry tomatoes, peanut butter (in this container), a piece of banana, a few chocolate bunny grahams, crackers, cheese, a yogurt tube, and a honey straw - it's a big variety for such a little box. She can dip the cookies in the peanut butter or spread it on the banana, and she can make little sandwiches with the cheese and crackers. The raw honey stick is a fun little was to give them a sweet treat that's actually healthy. 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.