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21 Kid Friendly Lunch Box Ideas

It’s that time of year… is back in session. To help facilitate the transition with ease, we have put together 21 kid friendly lunch box ideas.

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  1. Purely Cacao Peanut Butter No need to buy peanut butter! Can’t do peanut butter? You can swap the peanuts for almonds.
  2. Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Give their jam a boost.
  3. PB&J Put #1 and #2 to perfect lunch box use, merging them together on a piece of high-quality bread. For a little extra fun, cut the bread into a favorite shape! 
  4. O’Coconut Bite sized snacks perfect for the lunch box treat. 
  5. Puppy Chow A simple DIY recipe that’s Vegan, gluten, and dairy free.
  6. Date-Sweetened Double Chocolate Brownies {Vegan + Gluten-Free} A twist on the typical brownie.
  7. Rice Crispies Anything but traditional, yet packed with all the fun and flavor of the traditional.
  8. Organic Hazelnut Spread These single-serve packets fit perfectly in a lunch box and can be paired perfectly with fruit or crackers. 
  9. Mini Berry Coconut Muffins A little pre-school boost. These muffins are a great breakfast option or lunch side.
  10. Superfood Seed Crackers Crackers are a lunch box staple, and with these, you’ll be giving your children a “super” boost.
  11. Homemade Trail Mix A combination of everything from nuts to hempseeds, sunflower seeds to dried fruit.
  12. Dill, Lemon and Garlic Kale Chips A spin off of the classic kale chip.
  13. MySuperPops Mini Popcorn Chips that are already pre-made for you.
  14. Bugs on a Log with Hemp Butter Or bugs on a log with any favorite nut butter. (Try also the MCT Cashew Almond Nut Butter)
  15. Hemp Kale Chips A way to give the kale chips a boost! 
  16. Almond Flour Crackers Another spin on crackers.
  17. Superfood Chicken Fingers Is there a child out there who doesn’t love chicken fingers? Packing these in their lunch is a sure win.
  18. Superfood Pizza with Hemp Basil Pesto Pizza at its finest!
  19. Veggies with Ranch Dip None of the veggies will come home in their lunch box if you include this dip.
  20. No Bake Chewy Protein Bars Forget the packaged Granola Bar, and sub in this one instead. Dense, filling, and delicious. 
  21. Coconut Blueberry Jigglers This is one of our most popular recipes. The kids go wild for these. You will, too! 

What would you add to this list? What do you pack in your children’s lunchbox?

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  1. Dennis says:

    Wow, these are some really healthy lunch box ideas. I know my kids settle for PB&J, but this would be a really good step up health-wise and probably help them learn more in the classroom. When the kids are well fed and focused, their ediscovery learning outcomes are more successful.

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      So glad you liked our healthy lunch box ideas!

  2. Janet Fox says:

    I just received my order of coconut sugar and want to make the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the packaging. I need to know the nutritional breakdown of a cookie. I’m surprised it wasn’t on the package.
    Could you email this information?
    Please include serving size made by following this recipe. This is very important and I will need to return this order if you can’t provide

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Janet,
      Many apps like My Fitness Pal will provide the nutritional breakdown of a recipe if you plug the website url into the app. We hope this helps!

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