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Packing a healthy lunch can be the last thing on your mind when you’re rushing out the door in the morning. But spending some time to actually plan and prepare portable meals makes it easier to eat better, and therefore, feel better throughout the day. These twelve delicious lunch meals are perfect for taking to work, school, or wherever the day takes you.
1. Hummus Wraps
Make these creamy Hummus Wraps your own using your favorite veggies, cheeses, and herbs. Spread a thin layer of hummus on a tortilla, add your toppings, roll it up, and you’re all set for lunch.
2. BLT Wraps
BLT Wraps are a classic, flavorful lunch that never disappoint. They are easy to make, and you can prep the bacon and other ingredients the night before. Pack each item separately if you are worried about your wrap getting soggy, and assemble it at lunchtime.
3. Healthy Tuna Salad
Whether you serve it in a bowl or between bread, this Healthy Tuna Salad is absolutely delicious and ready in minutes.
4. Lunchbox Muffins
Lunchbox Muffins are a great way to keep their lunches more snack-like. Pack a bunch of small items and watch that lunchbox come home empty for a change.
5. Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs
While you’ll want to choose the skewers according to your child’s age, these Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs are always a welcomed lunchbox find.
6. Spaghetti Cups
Have some leftover spaghetti from dinner? Don’t let it go to waste. Turn it into Spaghetti Cups for school lunches. Delicious, eating for small hands to handle, and always gobbled up.
7. No-Bake Granola Bars
You don’t have to give your kids granola bars that are riddled with processed sugar and corn syrup. Instead, make these quick and easy No Bake Granola Bars at home in minutes.
8. Cucumber Sandwich
If you have a vegan or vegetarian kiddo, this Cucumber Sandwich is a great option for lunch. The flavors are wonderful, and it’s actually satisfying. Pack with some fruit and a side of whole-grain crackers.
9. Jam Sandwiches For Lunchbox Lunches
If your kiddos prefer a sweeter lunch, compromise with these Jam Sandwiches For Lunchbox Lunches. Use a 100% fruit spread for a delicious sandwich without the corn syrup.
10. Egg Salad Sandwich
If your child prefers a heavier protein-based lunch, this Egg Salad Sandwich is always a great option. It’s easy to make and easy to eat.
11. Ranch Chicken Wraps
Ranch Chicken Wraps are a great way to make sure you pack something your kids will actually eat. What kid doesn’t love ranch dressing?
12. Banana Wrap
This Banana Wrap is a quick, last-minute lunch idea that is made in minutes. If your school has a nut-free cafeteria, try using seed butter instead. It’s just as delicious.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.