The old PB&J that you used to eat in the lunch room isn't making any of your kiddo's friends #jealy anymore. While it's easy to prep a sandwich and throw in a granola bar for good measure, it's just as simple to refine your tastes into a bento box, a salad, or a wrap. Here, our favorite ways to think outside the lunch box - from DIY bento box lunch ideas to fun salads and wraps:
The term "bento box" translates from Japanese to mean "boxed lunch" and no one does it better. Often times, you'll find takeout bento box options at restaurants, but it's just as easy to make your own at home and send it in your kid's packed school lunch.
What You'll Need:
If you don't have one, here's how you can make one of your own:
How You'll Do It:
Go Ahead, Get Bento-utta Shape
Here, our favorite bento combinations save time and get you out of the door in the morning.
When you're a kid in the lunchroom, opening your lunchbox to find a salad can be as disappointing as missing recess — until now! While a leafy bed of greens might be the lunch of choice for health-conscious adults, kids might need a little coaxing to feel the same way. Luckily, it's easy to turns salads into incognito wrap and noodle dishes galore. We've got a complete guide to no-fail, kid-friendly salads and ways to make them the talk of the lunchroom.
The Taco Salad Wrap
An easy way to think about what you might need to compose your taco salad wraps is to deconstruct your favorite taco recipe item by item. If you like ground beef in place of fajita chicken, use that instead. Prefer tomatoes over pico? No sweat. To get you started, we've compiled a few of our favorite ingredients here.
Need some inspiration? Head over to our recipes to find ways to make traditional, southwest, or grilled chicken taco salads
Ramen Noodle Salad
If you want to pack lots of veggies with some powerful carbs, try this tasty Asian recipe. Your kiddos will feel like a million bucks when they see a takeout-inspired dish in their lunchbox! One of the ways to make this recipe extra healthy is to put the emphasis on the veggies, rather than the complex carbs, but by adding the slurp-worthy noodles, they'll hardly notice! Try these and other pasta-salad recipes from H-E-B for quick and easy lunchbox inspiration!
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