Sometimes you just need a little lunchbox inspiration to take your mid-afternoon meal to the next level. That’s where I come in! I’m here to help you with some lunch love with these 10 Creatively Plant Based Lunchbox Ideas. No gluten, eggs, dairy, meat (though you can add whatever you want for that extra protein if your family doesn’t stay away from it), and options to avoid soy and nuts if needed. So without further ado, here are your kid’s next 10 lunch ideas:
Put a smile on your kid’s face while you think outside of the lunchbox with these 10 Creatively Plant Based Lunchbox Ideas!
1. Loaded Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Loaded with protein from quinoa, this lunch is packed with veggies and bursting with lime flavor. It’s perfect to make the night before so the flavors really shine through the next day.
There is nothing wrong with a good sandwich but everything great about a sandwich that has been de-constructed and put on a stick. I mean, it’s a rule right? Food on a stick is waaaay cuter (and tastier).
Depending on your little ones appetite, guacamole with fresh veggies can be a very satisfying meal. Even if not, it makes for a great side option with your…sandwich.
If you need an alternative to peanut butter for this dipping sauce, simply replace it with sunflower butter. Problem solved.
Sometimes you just need a sandwich. Look, I’d have a sandwich for lunch everyday if I had a choice. But for those days you just want to add a little creativity to your gluten free bread, give these Froggy Sandwiches a try.
So easy to throw together and packed with veggies and chickpeas, this is a great lunch option for your little one when they are need of something fresh and packed with protein.
Why have a quesadilla when you could have a Catsadilla? Do I need to say anything more? I think not. Maybe a side of Guacadile Dip would be perfect with these…
8. PB&J “Hot Dogs”
This is such a simple lunch idea but has a little more flare than your typical PB&J. All you need is a gluten free hot dog bun, a banana, peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter) and a drizzle of jelly to look like a hot dog.
Shoved with hummus and fresh veggies, these cuties are made to look like the silliest faces of all. You are free to add whatever wrap fillings you desire, just don’t forget those arugula mustaches!
I love the idea of using a mason jar and empty fruit cup as a portable “Lunchable” container. This was not my original idea, in fact, I’ve been seeing these EVERYWHERE these days and thought I’d get in on the action. Simply fill the wide mason jar with my favorite smashed chickpea salad and top off with an empty (cleaned out) cup full of gluten free crackers. Perfect for dipping and scooping!
Love it! I don’t have a kid but is a awesome delish post. ♡ I want me some of dat hot dog lol