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Here you will find 5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love. Be creative and teach your kids healthy eating habits.

5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

The daily struggle. What to pack for my kid’s lunch. In my opinion, the best lunchbox idea is to send dinner leftovers from the night before. A hot, balanced meal. Kids deserve real food.

But here is the deal. Sometimes my family doesn’t leave any leftovers!

I really do not like the idea of sandwiches for my kid’s school lunch. Here is why:

First of all, most of them are made with deli meats. According to the World Health Organization, eating lots of processed meat can cause cancer. SOURCE

Kid’s sandwiches usually do not include any vegetables.

You get in the bad habit of sending the same sandwich over and over again.

And finally, your kids get used to eating fast food, instead of real nutritious stuff.

Think Variety. Think different flavors. Think sandwich free lunchbox ideas. You will never get your kids to expand their palates sending the same sandwich to school everyday.

Some parents send a ham and cheese sandwich every single day! Deli meat and white bread. That is really not the best option! That sandwich is probably the nutritional equivalent of the container it was sent in!

I try to keep sandwich lunches to a minimum, and send them only once a week or every other week. We really don’t eat white bread, and I always choose whole grains. Multi grain, or multi seed breads are better options. Instead of mayonnaise, spread it with hummus. Oh, and make sure I choose a deli meat free of chemicals. Like my favorite brand, Applegate.

Like I said before, the best option is a hot lunch. Dinner leftovers from the night before. How do you keep the food warm? After trying many containers, the LunchBots Thermal 16 oz. container is the best one and keeps my kid’s food warm for hours! It is really the perfect size for a full meal. It is pretty wide so the food can nicely fit without everything being mixed inside.

Last night, I made some veggie tacos and there were no leftovers. So today, I had to get creative and pack a healthy lunch for my kids. And I was pretty happy with what I sent. So, I thought about writing about it and showing you these 5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas.

Nutrition plays such a huge role in your kid’s overall health. I also want to teach my kids healthy eating habits so they grow up to make healthy food choices. If you are interested about healthy eating habits in kids, please see my post 5 Tips For Raising Healthy Non-Picky Eaters. Healthy eating habits start at home!

Here you will find my favorite recipes, and the pictures of the lunches I usually send for my kids when we don’t have any leftovers. I hope this post gives you some ideas to try to stay away from sandwiches and send your kids more variety of foods.

Make it a habit and eat real, fresh food. Cook at home and stay away from boxes and cans. Teach your kids to love fruits and vegetables. Their future depends on it.

5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

1. Homemade Easy Lunchable.- I am not even going to tell you why I would NEVER buy lunchables for my kids. The reasons are pretty obvious. They are REALLY UNHEATHY and contains many harmful ingredients. The good news is you can make you own with the help of this PlanetBox container. This is literally what I had left in my kitchen for the week.

A hard boiled egg, hummus, baby carrots, cheese, watermelon, and some Terra plantain chips (made with coconut oil). Yum!

5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

2. Veggie Nuggets.- One of our favorite foods for lunch. These nuggets are so amazing that even picky eaters will love them. Made with broccoli, cauliflower, egg, cheese, and almond flour or breadcrumbs.  My kids also love to dip them with honey mustard or avocado ranch. They are so easy to pack and you can enjoy them either warm or cold. They are easy to freeze too. Send them in the smaller PlanetBox container with some fruit. RECIPE HERE.

5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

3.-Healthy Egg Muffins.- Great finger food that is super easy to make and pack for school. You can add different toppings like cheese, red peppers, mushrooms or zucchini.  They taste amazing even cold. They are also super easy to freeze and save for later. Great for the PlanetBox container to go with other healthy foods you have available at home. RECIPE HERE.

5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

4. Homemade Mexican Inspired Lunchable.- Sometimes all I have leftover from a taco night are some Mexican cheese and avocados. So I tell my kids I made a Mexican lunchable! Mash the avocado and add a little salt and lemon juice. It will stay fresh for hours! Want a tip to ripen a hard rock avocado? Click HERE.

Guacamole, veggie chips, Mexican farmer’s cheese, raspberries and some chocolate chips for a little sweet treat. Ok, it is not really authentic Mexican food, but my kids fall for it. Plus avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

5. Zero Effort Homemade Lunchable.- This really requires no effort, even a dad can put it together. These are the days you feel very tired, and it’s Friday, and you really want to pack something healthy, and you ask your husband for help. There you go. Simple, easy and healthy sandwich free lunchbox ideas.

Kalamata olives, fresh turkey breast, gouda cheese, cashews, raspberries and a couple of multigrain crackers. Oh, and don’t forget the semi sweet chocolate chips!

5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

I hope this 5 Sandwich Free Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love helps you find new ways to pack your kid’s lunches. I am a mom blogger who loves to share creative and healthy fun food recipes. Check out my latest posts for even more ideas. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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