Packing Lunches and Easy Snacks

My daughter just started her senior year yesterday, so we are back to her packing lunches. She has been packing her own lunch since kindergarten (with some oversight of course.) I have never been impressed with school menus which seem to include a lot of pizza and chicken nuggets.

But, as she doesn’t like sandwiches it’s always a challenge to find something to bring. She usually packs a small bag of nuts, a small bag of crackers with cheese or peanut butter, popcorn, or pretzels, a piece of fruit and/or carrots, a granola or fiber bar and sometimes a cookie or pudding. In winter she’ll substitute yogurt for the crackers and nuts.

Always trying to expand the lunch I found some other lunch ideas:

I love those cute Bento lunches, but neither my daughter or I have the time or the patience. Some of the lunches seem easy enough though, like the one below with yogurt, blueberries, granola and wheat crackers with almond butter.

Yogurt and blueberries bento lunch

Eating Well healthy lunch recipes

Kitchen Stewardship

Brown Bag Lunch Recipes

What are your favorite lunches to pack?