Lunchtime Combos Made Easy

Sending lunch to school in a multi-segment box container means no more ho-hum lunches and no lunchtime rut for your student. Keep it healthy and fun with any of these combos:

  1. Cucumber-Avocado

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Fill a whole-wheat pita half with sliced cucumber, avocado and tomato and place in the box. Fill the other compartments with pitted Kalamata olives and salted almonds.

  2. Chicken Quinoa Salad

    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Toss together diced cooked chicken, cooked quinoa, diced bell peppers and sweetened dried cranberries, then mix with a lime-cilantro dressing. Place alongside compartments filled with strawberries and baby carrots.

  3. Tomato, Cheese and Celery

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Alternately thread grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese cubes and sliced cucumber onto small bamboo skewers. Serve alongside compartments filled with celery sticks and ranch dressing.

  4. Goddess Combo

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    A Greek-style salad can be as easy as combining diced or sliced zucchini, sliced cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, diced tomato and toasted walnuts. The smaller compartments can hold the green goddess dressing and grapes.

  5. Sandwich and Kiwi

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Make a half-sandwich of tomato hummus and cheese served between slices of toast, then package alongside kiwis and pretzels.

  6. Cheese, Egg and Prosciutto

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Cheddar cheese cubes and a peeled hard-cooked egg can be slotted next to a compartment containing fresh strawberries.

  7. Quesadilla-Cucumber

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Make a quick quesadilla by sandwiching small flour tortillas around slices of deli ham, a favorite cheese and tomato. Serve alongside compartments filled with cubed fresh mango and toasted walnuts.

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