Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Rubbermaid LunchBlox. Regardless, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.
Whether you have kids going back to school, toddlers at home in need of something new, or you want to change up your own lunch, creative lunch ideas are a great way to make mealtime fun. For me, my girls need a little change every now and then. Just a way to break up the daily routine and make it a bit more entertaining while at home.
Creative Lunch Ideas
The Rubbermaid LunchBlox gives me plenty of space to get creative. Plus, because you can expand the modular collection, the possibilities are endless. Therefore, you can go simple… as I often do… or get really out there with amazing food art. I am going to give it a try at least twice a week with the girls and I bet they will love it. Just look at all of the fabulous creative lunch ideas I put together once I began researching and thinking about it.
- DIY Chicken Tacos – Using a round cookie cutter, cut out small circles of tortillas. Fill containers with diced or shredded chicken, lettuce, shredded cheese, or other desired toppings.
- Cheddar Boat and Fruit Leather Fish – Perfect themed lunch idea and so fun to put together.
- Cheese and Grape Kabobs – Easy as it sounds. Alternate cheese cubes and seedless grapes on a toothpick (for supervised mealtimes), and then top off with a blueberry or other fruit.
- Monkey Quesadillas – Love these! Incredibly cute… plus I adore monkeys.
- Pinwheels – Roll cheese and/or deli meat in a tortilla and slice into pinwheel chunks. Hold in place with toothpicks.
- Mater Sandwich – This site has lots of inspiration plus a book to help you out.
- Ants on a Log – Wash celery and slice into 3″ logs. Spread cream cheese into each log and top with yogurt covered raisins.
Not to mention, several healthy food ideas that could act as a side or combined for a full meal:
- Goldfish Crackers
- Bread Sticks with marinara (or other) sauce
- Chicken Nuggets
- Dry Cereal
- Cheese Sticks
- Rice Cakes
- Fruit Leather
- Pasta Salad
- Hard Boiled Egg
- Dried Fruit
- Crackers of any sort
The list can go on and on. Try different foods and combinations to see what works best for your child. Have fun and try to introduce new flavors to them through your creativity. Lunch does not have to be boring.
The Rubbermaid LunchBlox™ Kids for Tall Lunch Bags includes a sandwich container, two side containers and a Blue Ice chill pack. Each of the modular containers snap together to save space. In addition, the leak-proof lids are made to be easy to open without compromising the contents. And the Blue Ice chill pack keeps the lunch chilled throughout the day. Perfect for children’s school lunches.