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 MealGrainProteinVegetablesBring together
Pasta salads

(Eat hot or cold)

Pasta of any shape-whole grainCooked Chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans, tofu or nuts if allowedChoose 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 riceCooked Chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans, tofu or nuts if allowed. Bison sausage, prosciuttoChoose 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 choiceVegetables 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 grainCooked 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-cookedLentils of choice plus cooked quinoa, or couscous, or pasta or riceVegetables 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 grainFalafelsRaw vegetables of choiceTahini paste or hummus on wrap. Add falafels and veggies.

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