Back to School and Work Lunch Ideas

It’s back to school and regular work time. This only means lunches to be made. A chore that many parents dread.  I must admit I am glad my children no longer need me to make lunches for them-whew! Check out the lunch ideas below and feel free to expand and add your own personal touch.

Lunch Meal Grain Protein Vegetables Bring together
Pasta salads

(Eat hot or cold)

Pasta of any shape-whole grain Cooked Chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans, tofu or nuts if allowed Choose 1 or more from: Diced pepper; broccoli, cauliflower, chopped spinach, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms etc. Combine and toss ingredients in: Either a Balsamic, feta Greek or Italian dressing. Or, a simple mixture of chopped chives, oregano, basil, olive oil with salt and pepper to taste.
Rice salads

(Eat hot or cold)

Rice cooked- choose a variety of different rice Cooked Chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans, tofu or nuts if allowed. Bison sausage, prosciutto Choose 1 or more from: Diced pepper; broccoli, cauliflower, chopped spinach, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms etc.

Plus: Diced chives, garlic and or sweet onions

Combine and toss ingredients in: Either a Balsamic, feta Greek or Italian dressing. Or, a simple mixture of chopped chives, oregano, basil, olive oil with salt and pepper to taste.
Bean salads

(Eat hot or cold)

Beans of

Choice: Red, black, white, brown etc.

Beans of choice Vegetables of choice: choose 3 or more from: Diced pepper; broccoli, cauliflower, chopped spinach, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms etc.

Plus: Diced chives, garlic and or sweet onions

Combine and toss ingredients in: Either a Balsamic, feta Greek or Italian dressing. Or, a simple mixture of chopped chives, oregano, basil, olive oil with salt and pepper to taste.
         
*Wraps

(Eat hot or cold)

*mini wraps for little ones

Wraps- whole grain Cooked Chicken, beef, pork, fish, Bison sausage, prosciutto

Vegetarian Options: Beans, Falafel, tofu or nuts if allowed. Hummus or a bean spread

Vegetables of choice: choose 2 or more from: Diced pepper; broccoli, cauliflower, Romaine lettuce, chopped spinach, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms etc.

 

Use hummus or bean spread as the base even if using other protein sources     OR topped with a Balsamic, feta Greek or Italian dressing.
Lentil Salad

(eat hot or cold)

Lentils-cooked Lentils of choice plus cooked quinoa, or couscous, or pasta or rice Vegetables of choice: choose 2 or more from: Diced pepper; broccoli, cauliflower, Romaine lettuce, chopped spinach, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms etc.

 

Combine and toss ingredients in: Either a Balsamic, feta Greek or Italian dressing. Or, a simple mixture of chopped chives, oregano, basil, olive oil with salt and pepper to taste.
Falafel salad (eat hot or cold) Wraps-whole grain Falafels Raw vegetables of choice Tahini paste or hummus on wrap. Add falafels and veggies.

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