Back To School Lunchbox Ideas (Vegan+GF)
So it’s back to school time again and that means it’s time for some lunch!
Whether back-to-school time represents making lunches for yourself or your kids, it’s never a bad thing to get some great ideas. Maybe you’re needing something to take to work or you do meal preps. I’m not really in any of these categories and I still love fun lunches. So while I’m not in school anymore (thank goodness) my youngest sister is going back to school soon. It’s had me thinking about I always seem to miss this opportunity every year to share these kinds of ideas. And that’s what today’s post is. It’s definitely more about the inspiration than a rigid recipe but I have included the links to some of the recipes I’ve used here.
Sushi Box: for the sushi I’ve used this recipe and added a little soy sauce. On the side are some carrots, zucchini slices, strawberries, green grapes, and sliced mango. For a small treat I added a peanut butter cup from this recipe.
Berries + Granola: for this one I’ve used some homemade muesli (but you can use any cereal or granola you’d like) and the chia pudding from this recipe. Along with that I added some blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and sunshine raspberries. Then I added a little bit of homemade trailmix made from buckinis, cacao nibs, and pepitas.
AB+Banana+Strawberry Sandwich: So the sandwich is simply some thinly sliced strawberries and bananas spread with a little bit of almond butter. You can use any nut or seed butter you prefer. On the side I added some kiwis, apples, snap peas, and red bell peppers with some guacamole to dip in. I added some energy bites from this recipe.
Now I know kids can be pretty particular so if you’re making these for a young one, definitely feel free to make swaps. I hope you’re getting as excited as I am about the coming season and I hope you got something from these ideas. 🙂