One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that I don’t have to come up with daily lunch ideas to pack. It’s so freeing not having to make sure we’re stocked with bread and drink boxes Monday through Friday. Even though I’m not packing lunches all week long, we still have a day or two each week where the kids need to take a lunch somewhere for something, so I’m not completely off the hook.
Two of my three little homeschoolers will not eat sandwiches so I’m always trying to come up with bread-free ways of packing them a decent meal. We’ve got enough things in rotation now that I’m pretty happy with our long list of non-sandwich substitutions and my kids generally only waste whatever veggies I try to sneak in their meal. Here are a few of our favorite sandwich substitutions, using THE BEST way to store them, Rubbermaid LunchBlox (I always add a side of fruit, veggies or applesauce too:
Crackers and cheese
Apples and peanut butter with raisins
Salami triangles with cream cheese
Dry cereal or granola and yogurt
Bagel with peanut butter or cream cheese for dipping
Lunchmeat roll ups with cheese sticks
Chicken salad and crackers
Hard-boiled egg with crackers or bread
Pizza rollups (tortillas spread with tomato sauce and cheese)
Diced chicken with hummus and veggies or pita chips
Pasta salad full of meat and veggies
Granola bar, yogurt and fruit
Zucchini muffins and yogurt or cheese slices
Pancakes, waffles or French toast with syrup/honey/peanut butter
Pita pocket full of their current favorite thing to eat
Salad and bread sticks
Soft or hard tacos with their favorite fixings
Spinach dip and bread or crackers
A few notes about the Rubbermaid LunchBlox:
-I love these things!
-They stack neatly and come with a stackable ice pack too.
-You can change the order of how they stack so the ice pack goes wherever you need it most.
-I was given one set of LunchBlox to review for this post but have already bought more because the kids all want their own and did I mention I love these things?
Do you have picky eaters like I do? What are your go-to non-sandwich lunches?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rubbermaid through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about LunchBlox, all opinions are my own.
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Kathy at kissing the frog says
I have these Rubbermaid lunch blox, too and I love them!! I am totally saving your ideas because I have a couple non-sandwich eaters at my house, too. Our go-to is yogurt with granola or diced fruit in it.
First year packing lunch for school, so this is perfect timing! Thanks, Jess!