Sandwich Alternatives for your Kid’s Lunchbox

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If your kids are headed back to school, welcome back to the lunchbox grind! (And even if they’re schooling at home, you may want to pack up their lunchboxes each morning to help with routine and streamlining your day.) Mix things up with these non-sandwich options.

  1. Bean and Cheese Burrito
  • Dried Peas
  • Red Pepper
  • Clementine
  • Homemade Sunflower Buttercup
  1. Soup or Chili
  • Mini pretzel rolls
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Mixed berries
  1. Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (parmesan cheese on the side)
  • Baby heirloom carrots
  • Fresh coconut
  • Brown rice and sesame crackers
  1. Granola Parfait (divide layers by container)
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Granola
  • Mixed berries
  • Celery
  • Sunflower butter
  1. Cheese & Crackers
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Salami
  • Crackers
  • Avocado
  • Plum or nectarine


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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}