I don't know about you, but I find that making lunch is one of my least favorite things to do in the morning. Or night. Or whenever. I just don't like it. But I think some of that dislike comes from being bored with what I have to pack. Packing the same sandwiches and sides every single day of the working week turns this task into a truly grueling task.
So to mix things up for both you and me, I thought I'd share the top ten ideas I've found for lunch from around the interweb.
We'll start with the entree...
1. Bullseye Spiral Wrap
This is technically a vegan sandwich, but you could easily swap out vegan cream cheese for the real stuff for a vegetarian option or add in some meat to up the protein.
2. Sandwich Kabobs
Sometimes it doesn't take a whole new flavor profile to make lunch interesting. Just use cookie cutters!
3. Almond Butter Pear Pita Pocket
This is a twist on the traditional pb and j sandwich. I like that it uses fresh fruit instead of jelly, so you can feel better about packing it for your kiddo.
4. Caprese Brushetta
The fact that this is an open "sandwich" makes it kinda fun and definitely out of the ordinary. Plus you can have as much or as little topping. Customization as you eat is key.
5. Seattle Sushi Roll
Kids can eat sushi too. And while this recipe is for one with cream cheese and lox, you can easily customize it to things that your kids like to eat.
6. English Muffin Pizzas
Cold pizza appeals to even the youngest among us.
7. Pesto Pasta Salad
Pasta salads are a great way to mix in veggies and meat in with the kid favorite of pasta. And it would be delicious cold or warm.
And for some sides...
8. Cinnamon Sugar Kale Chips
Kale is super good for you, and with a little help from cinnamon and sugar, you can get your kids wanting to eat it.
9. Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potatoes are not only super delicious, but they are super good for you. So here's a chip you can feel good about packing.
10. Almond Crisps
These could pass as a dessert, but they are also packed with good for you almonds.
What do you like to pack?